|Posted by ed.wilmot on March 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM|
For years Furman University has been a leader in sustainability and environmental action. And this year is no different. In fact, this may be Furman's most ambitious set of events focused on the environment that the school has created.
Earth Week started yesterday and continues through to next Monday with the closing lecture by artist Alexandre Dang at 7pm. Throughout the week you can visit the art installation at the Trone Student Center: The Dancing Solar Powered Daisies. Furman has this to say about Alexandre. "His kinetic art is designed to raise awareness of solar power and help promote sustainable development. He will present a multimedia presentation on his art and what he sees are the world's grand energy sustainability challenges with an emphasis on the sustainable development within the third world. His artwork provides a unique blend of science, technology, and art."
Expect events all week long. Today there are two great events going on.
Furman has become an integral part of sustainability here in the Upstate. With the creation of the Shi Center for Sustainability in 2008, the university launched itself onto the national sustainability scene and has had a significant impact on how the Upstate views sustainability. The center has worked closely with local businesses, non-profits and government to launch successful projects. But more importantly, the center has provided much needed education to the staff and student body at Furman University. It is this broad commitment that has propelled the school to its status as a leader in sustainability.
If you get a chance, there are several opportunities this week to share in this commitment. Today and Saturday will be the busiest days for Earth Week! Today's Transportation Day!
All Day-Electric Car Display in front of the library
2PM-Electric Motorcycle Demo in front of the library (it goes really really fast!)
3:45-Bike Parade in front of Timmons. Will go around campus. Show helmet in Paddock for a 10% discount!
7PM-CLP with John Waters in Burgiss! This should be awesome. Let's "Bring Power To The People!"
And the rest of the week:
Wednesday: Water Day
Thursday: Trash Day
Friday: Farm Day
Saturday: Vendor Fair and Water Walk
Sunday: $4 Dinner at the Vista House