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January 2016

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Sustainability in the College of the Liberal Arts
January 2016
Upcoming Events
Thursday, January 21st, 2016. 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 012 Katz. 
The School of International Affairs and the Center for Global Studies sponsors "Climate Change: Current Policy Challenge" a presentation by Dr. Richard Alley, Penn State. Open to the public and admission is free.
Wednesday, February 3, 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.
Sustainability News
Did you know you can arrange a special recycling pickup for materials that do not fit neatly into recycling stations and require special attention? You can also request containers for items like batteries. Make a request at:
For those who enjoy wildlife, fishing, nature walks, paddle sports and other streamside activities, the College of Agricultural Sciences is giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to parlay those interests into becoming a citizen-scientist by observing and recording environmental and ecosystem changes. The only tool needed is a pencil or smartphone.
One of the topics covered by Denice Wardrop, director of Penn State's Sustainability Institute, at a Dec. 16 public meeting of the Commission for Women, was the Sustainability Institute's Reinvention Fund. This fund encourages deeper cross-disciplinary and holistic sustainability capacity across the entire University.
We want news about your Green Teams! - Please send any updates to Bryan McDonald at
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