Have you ever wanted to try yoga or learn how to can or jam your own preserves? Maybe you want to try going vegetarian, but need more guidance. During Campus Sustainability Week, April 9-14, you can learn these skills and more.
The year’s recognition of green living is centered around a simple call to action: “learn by doing.” Many of the week’s events include workshops and demonstrations that offer staff, students and faculty and opportunity to develop useful pursuits that can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Kathleen Grady, sustainability coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, says the week is about making personal decisions that will ultimately impact the greater good.
“This semester’s Campus Sustainability Week is focused on educating the Temple community about what they can do at the individual level,” she said. “We really want to give people the skills they need to make a difference, so our programming includes a number of workshops during which attendees can learn hands-on skills to affect change in their own homes.”
Grady says the focus is on teaching sustainability on the individual level before tackling world problems such as global warming.
“So much of sustainability is learning to live within the balance of nature, and yet so often humans forget that they are part of the natural system,” said Grady. “This week, we really want to highlight how individuals can find the balance in their own lives and then work toward finding a global balance.”