Indiana University Bloomington

Second IU Bloomington Student Sustainability Summit set for Feb. 27

  • Feb. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Office of Sustainability and the Student Sustainability Council at IU Bloomington are hosting the second annual Student Sustainability Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Union Street Center Auditorium.

With more than 100 expected attendees, the summit is an opportunity for students to connect to faculty, operational staff and student organizations working to further campus sustainability. Participants will discuss their roles in sustainability issues like transportation and food sourcing, as well as the future of the Student Sustainability Council.

"The Student Sustainability Summit is a great opportunity for student organizations to collaborate and to learn from IU’s amazing faculty on sustainability issues" said Madeline Griffitt, logistics director of the IU Student Sustainability Council.

Registration for the summit is open online until Tuesday, Feb. 25. Snacks from Bloomingfoods will be served, and the first 100 participants will receive a reusable water bottle.

About the Student Sustainability Council

The Student Sustainability Council exists to promote communication and collaboration among member organizations, advise the Indiana University Office of Sustainability from the perspectives of students, reduce the negative effects of the university on the natural environment, promote social and economic justice, and engage the IU student body in these issues.

Council member organizations include Alpha Phi Omega, American Cetacean Society Student Coalition, Building Tomorrow, Coal Free IU, E-Force, Environmental Law Society, Environmental Management Association, Global Village LLC, Graduate and Professional Student Organization, Greeks Go Green, Indiana Public Interest Research Group, IU Student Association, Residence Halls Association, Revitalizing Animal Well-Being, IU Slow Food, SPEA Undergraduate Student Association, Students Producing Organics Under the Sun, Sustainable Development Association, Veg IU and Volunteers in Sustainability.

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Attendees of the 2013 Student Sustainability Summit join in a roundtable conversation.

Attendees of the 2013 Student Sustainability Summit join in a roundtable conversation.

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Media Contacts

Katherine Glaser

  • IU Bloomington Office of Sustainability
  • Office 812-855-2678
  • keglaser@indiana.edu