College to Celebrate Campus Sustainability Day Oct. 17 & 24

by Robert Gardner

Montgomery County Community College will take part in National Campus Sustainability Day, a time for colleges and universities nationwide to consider past successes with an eye on the future of sustainable initiatives.  This year’s theme is “Higher Education: Moving Sustainability Forward.”

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Central Campus will play host to Sustainability Day festivities, followed by events at West Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24, when the rest of the nation’s participants will celebrate.  At each event, the College will feature activities and information in many different aspects of the sustainability, including academics, advocacy, green campus operations and transportation.  Food drives to benefit Norristown and Pottstown community food pantries will take place, as well as Farmers Markets, where shoppers can support local growers.

The College’s students will be represented by the ACE Community Service Club and Environmental Club.  And, in conjunction with Earth Day 2013, the College will launch a student video contest (details will be announced shortly).

Finally, in observance of Campus Sustainability Day, the College invites members of the community to Tweet ways they are going green with the hash tag #mc3green.  Responses tweeted between Monday, Oct. 15-Friday, Oct. 26 with #mc3green will be compiled and posted to the College’s Think Green blog!

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