Live Green day highlights education, discussion
A simple five-minute shower uses about 15 gallons of water — more water than a typical person living in a developing country could use in a whole day.
Use — and need — of resources such as water will be explored at the third annual Live Green expo, today, Wednesday, Feb. 10.
At today's expo, participants will also experience GEO's "tap-water challenge," in which event-goers see if they can taste the difference between tap water and bottled water. The college will showcase efforts to implement environmentally friendly facilities, such as Seneca Hall, and the Sustainability Task Force will detail how Geneseo is reducing its carbon footprint.
The goal, says Tom Matthews, director of leadership education, development and training, is "to inform and educate the campus community on creating a sustainable future through conservation and green initiatives and then applying them to student life and the surrounding community."
GEO President Adam Kroopnick '10 says Live Green represents sustainability as a whole movement and provides ways for people to get involved. The event is also a good opportunity for the Geneseo community to showcase our efforts, he says.
"It is all about education," says Kroopnick. "The way we live our lives now... we are removed from the effects of our lives, but our carbon footprints are huge. Awareness is at least half the battle."
Live Green also continues to grow each year with participation.
"This shows me that the grassroots movement is working, and people are taking both pride and responsibility in fighting for a sustainable future," says Kroopnick.
This year's featured guest speaker, filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, must be rescheduled due to a canceled flight. During her campus visit, she will explore the need for water in her film, "A Drop of Life," which tells the story of two women — one living in rural India and the other living in corporate America — whose lives intersect when they are both confronted with lack of access to clean drinking water.
If you go ...
Live Green is today, Wednesday, Feb. 10. More info is available online.
- Live Green Expo — College Union, 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Tables detailing numerous green initiatives and education.
- Mathematics major Karyn Muir '10 participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Wisconsin, where she engaged in an interdisciplinary project involving mathematics and music. She also co-authored a 20-page article about the project in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.
- Today, Wed. Feb. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Kinetic Gallery in the Student Union, Geneseo English faculty will give a poetry reading in conjunction with The "Souls
of Black Genius: Images of Sound and Vision," an exhibit of photographs by Anthony Barboza. The exhibition is part of Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and will run through March 3.
- On Thursday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., in Robert Sinclair Theatre, Veg SOUP presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin. The performance is conceived by Rebecca Feldman and directed by Chantel Helbig '10. It is sponsored by the School of the Arts. Tickets cost $6 and can be ordered online.
- On Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., The Harlem Gospel Choir will perform in Wadsworth Auditorium. Tickets cost $6 for students, $8 for children up to 12 years old, $13 for faculty, staff and alumni and $16 for the public. Call (585) 245-5873 for tickets or buy them at the Student Association Ticket Office in the College Union. It is presented by Limelight and Accents.
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