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February 2016

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Sustainability in the College of the Liberal Arts
February 2016
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 3rd and 4th, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Penn State's Sustainability Institute and Center for Global Studies are co-sponsoring free screenings of This Changes Everything. Filmed over 211 shooting days in nine countries and five continents, the film shows viewers how communities across the globe are tackling the challenge of climate change. From Montana's Powder River basin and the Alberta Tar Sands to the streets of Beijing and Greece, activists, scientists, and author Naomi Klein challenge us to reimagine and reinvent the economic system that has brought about disruptive climate change.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
On FridayFeb 12th, join CentreBike, the Penn State Sustainability Institute, Active Lions, and your fellow cyclists for International Winter Bike to Work Day!
Meet us at the Old Main steps at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 — we’ll have hot coffee and take a group photo at 7:55 a.m..  Active Lions will be on-hand with free giveaways. Can we beat last year’s attendance of 30 cyclists?


Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m
Looking for activity ideas for your Green Team? Join 
the Sustainability Institute
 on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in 233A+B HUB-Robeson Center for a Brown Bag lunch to hear some of your fellow Green Team leaders present their successful events, followed by a brainstorming session on activities. Featured successes include Smeal's health workshop, Outreach's speaker series and COMMunity's "freeshop."


Sustainability News
“Is this really trash?”
This was the question posed by the HUB Green Team at a recent event held at the HUB-Robeson Center’s food court. With help from Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, the HUB Green Team collected 32 bags of trash from the food court area during peak lunch hours. The intent was to determine how much of the waste in the trash bins could be recycled or composted — and where to make improvements in the waste management setup.
We want news about your Green Teams! - Please send any updates to Bryan McDonald at

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