Sustainability Week!

Sustainability Week File Photo 2016_Easter_Solar_Cooker Eastern participated in the Third Annual Campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 9-15.

The Connecticut Alliance coordinated the weeklong celebration for Campus Sustainability, a network of state universities that addresses environmental and social challenges in Connecticut.

nature run 1Activities ranged from outdoor yoga to documentary showings to discussions about food security. Participating campuses this year included Eastern, Wesleyan University and Yale University. Activities open to the public at Eastern included book swaps in the Webb Hall foyer and solar cooker demonstrations on the Webb Lawn; a showcase of local farmers who produce food for Eastern’s dining services; a showing of the documentary “Just Eat It,” the movie “No Impact Man,” and the award-winning documentary “Reuse.”

nature run 2The week concluded with the “Fall for Nature Trail Run,” at Mansfield Hollow State Park, which aims to inspire interest in preserving parks and natural spaces.

The Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability was founded and co-chaired by Eastern and Yale, for the purpose of sharing information, developing partnerships and implementing strategies to address different sustainability issues.