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Green-ifying the Campus — Community Bike Program, Recycling Efficiency & More

As part of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment that was signed last fall by President Mark D. Gearan, new ways in which the campus will be “greened” are being unveiled on April 2 at noon in front of the Scandling Campus Center. Join President Gearan, Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Tom Drennen, and the Co-Director of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment Dr. Anthony Cortese as the Colleges unveil new green initiatives:

Bike Program Launch
April 2 — Noon, Scandling Campus Center
Students in the Environmental Studies Senior Integrative Experience will launch the Community Bike Program. Nearly 40 bikes — painted in fluorescent orange, green and purple — will be released for use by members of the HWS community to ride for free. Students, faculty and staff can take any bike at any time, ride it to a campus destination, and then leave it for others to use. All are encouraged to wear proper safety equipment available for purchase at the Geneva Bicycle Center at 489 Exchange Street, www.genevabikes.com.

Recycling Made Easy
April 2 — Noon, Scandling Campus Center
No more sorting! HWS will officially unveil a new recycling program — Pitch in One Bin — which allows recyclable materials from the following list to be put in the same bin:
* Cardboard
* Aluminum cans
* Paper (white and colored)
* Tin cans
* Magazines
* Glass bottles
* Newspapers
* Plastic bottles
* File folders
* Paper coffee cups

Smash the Past
April 2 — Noon, Scandling Campus Center
Community members can literally throw away their old incandescent bulbs — against a bull’s eye — and receive free compact fluorescents in exchange. Prizes will be awarded! This event is coordinated by Drennen, Associate Director of Buildings & Grounds Scott Woodworth and Emily Earll ’08.

Recycling Art Exhibit
April 2 — Noon, Scandling Campus Center
Sculptures created by students in Professor of Art Ted Aub’s Introduction to Sculpture Class will be on exhibit outside of Scandling. The pieces were all made using scrap metal and were designed and welded by students.

Eat Green
April 2 — Noon, Scandling Campus Center
Eat without guilt! Today’s lunch will include foods that are literally green — dyed and locally grown.

President’s Forum
April 2 — 7:30 p.m., The Geneva Room
Dr. Anthony Cortese, whose work for sustainability has become the foundation for higher education institutions, will provide an informed perspective on the role of environmentally conscious action and policy in higher education. The co-director of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment as well as president of the non-profit organization Second Nature, Cortese is the next guest of the President’s Forum lecture series. The Forum is free and open to the public.

“We’re Green” Web Site
Launching April 2
HWS will launch a new branch of the Colleges’ website–“We’re Green,” which will be the home of everything green: articles, information, factoids and statistics exclusively about HWS’ environmental strides and its movement toward sustainability. The site will feature updates about the President’s Climate Commitment, green events, how HWS is taking action and a section called “It’s Easy Being Green,” which provides information on how to incorporate green actions into everyday on campus. The site will also feature a “Study Green” section listing of courses related to the environment.

“We’re Green” Daily Update
Launching April 2
For one day only, every item on the Daily Update will highlight a green initiative on campus!