UTC is joining a national movement to observe Campus Sustainability Days. Make plans to attend these events:
Wednesday, October 24th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vendor Fair, University Center Chattanooga Room. Exhibitors who represent organic farms, alternative energy, outdoor activities, and green living will offer prizes: gift certificates, can crushers, plants, t-shirts, and other cool stuff.
2-4 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Contest, behind Holt Hall. Pumpkins provided for EDGE members.
4:30-6 p.m. “The Economics of Happiness” film screening, UC Raccoon Mountain Room. “The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.”
7– 8 p.m. “Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change,” UC Auditorium. “Aldo Leopold – A Standard of Change is a one-man play written by and starring storyteller Jim Pfitzer. Set in one evening in and around the famous Wisconsin Shack that inspired much of his writing, A Standard of Change explores the influences and challenges that led Aldo Leopold to penning his widely popular book A Sand County Almanac.”
Thursday, October 25th
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDGE/Sustainability tables, UC Commons. Ecological Decisions for a Global Environment (EDGE), the UTC student environmental group, offers information and membership.
11 a.m. –1 p.m., Weigh the Waste, Crossroads. It’s scarier than Halloween–find out how much food we throw out at the Crossroads. “After this event, we will work to educate everyone on campus to take only the food you can consume,” said Lisa Darger, Sustainability Coordinator.
4:30– 6 p.m. “Tapped” film screening, UC Raccoon Mountain Room. “From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these [water] bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table.”
6-7 p.m. Tennessee Healthy Energy Campaign/Live Music, UTC Amphitheatre. Featuring DJ “Liquid Chicken.” Hear reps from the Sierra Club, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, the Crash Pad, and Chattanooga LEED-building owners talk about the importance of clean energy.