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Global Climate Change Week

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“Blue ice” by nunodantas is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Libraries is hosting a number of events the week of October 14

October is Campus Sustainability Month — an international celebration of sustainability in higher education — and October 14-20 is Global Climate Change Week.

In an effort to commemorate each,  the Libraries will highlight resources and programs to encourage our community to be critical consumers.

Below is a schedule of events:

Make Something! Recycled T-Shirt Bags

Make something useful! Today we’ll make bags from recycled t-shirts. Bring a T-shirt you never wear. Spare shirts, supplies, and instructions will be provided. All are welcome.

Get Visible: Make your gear reflective

Add reflective tape material to add to clothing for biking, walking, etc.

‘Gotta Minute’ event on October 14

Attend Gotta Minute? (for Silly but Serious Science about the Environment) and meet the creators of MinuteEarth and Hot Mess, who are working to foster a love for science and better stewardship of our planet through short and engaging online science videos.

Creativity Walkshop:

Fall colors walk to visit Sarita Wetland on UMN Campus

Join Magrath Library staff for short nature walk around campus as a method of relaxation and learning.

Write your representative

Stop by Magrath Library and write a letter to your local legislator or UMN President Gable about climate change and the environment. We will cover the postage!

See our Garbology exhibit

Stop by Magrath Library and learn what consumables tell you about a community. Test your recycling skills.

From Farm Field to Garbage Can: Can solving food waste solve hunger?

An event sponsored by the Institute on the Environment Event

Join us Monday, October 14 from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the LES Atrium.

Wasted food in Minnesota annually emits the same greenhouse gas emissions as over 685,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year. Nearly half of this food waste occurs in households — and, at the same time, about one in ten Minnesota households is food insecure.

At our first Second Monday of the 2019-2020 academic year, our panelists will discuss the issue of wasted food at the consumer level of the US food system. They will address how much food is wasted, the environmental and social implications of this waste, the intersection of excess food and hunger relief supply chains, and the opportunities they see for changing our food system to better serve all Americans.

The conversation will feature IonE Fellow Hikaru Peterson of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and Tracey Deutsch of the College of Liberal Arts, as well as representatives from UMN’s Food Recovery Network student group. Our moderator is Jennifer Schmitt, program director and lead scientist of IonE’s NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise.

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