Tuesday, October 25, 2011

College emphasizes sustainable practices this week

Randolph College is having its first Sustainability Week to help spread awareness and discussion of sustainable practices in food and .

The week's events began Monday, National Food Day, when the dining hall served a lunch with a focus on local, sustainable food, including some food grown in the College's organic garden.

Monday afternoon, the Food and Justice Club Randolph College served local apples and cheeses in Caldwell Commons.

Events continue Tuesday with an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Red Door, a student-run coffeeshop featuring organic, fair-trade coffee and tea. The Red Door will sell a special hot, local apple cider for $1 (for customers who bring their own mug).

Other events include:

Wednesday (Campus Sustainability Day)

The Randolph College Community Coffee will feature sustainable coffee at 10 a.m. in the Main Hall lobby.

From 5 to 7 p.m. in Leggett 537, students can participate in a webcast and interactive conversation about how to create and maintain a sustainable, environmentally conscious campus.

Thursday

Randolph College students are invited to watch the film If a Tree Falls at 6 p.m. at Lynchburg College.

Friday

The Red Door and the Environmental Club will serve local wine and apple cider from 5 to 8 p.m.

Saturday

A Community Work Day will be held at the Randolph College Organic Garden on Quinlan Street from noon to 3 p.m. Lynchburg College students will participate as well, and on Sunday, Randolph College students are invited to participate in a work day at Lynchburg College's organic garden on Sunday.