Sustainability: A Common Theme for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

In line withSustainGarden a growing involvement in sustainability, LaGuardia’s 2010-2011 academic year will kick off with a college-wide focus on food and sustainable consumption.

This fall’s Opening Sessions theme will be “Food for Thought: Strategies for Educating a Sustainable Community.” The Common reading will be Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation.

LaGuardia Dietetic Technician Students Give Tips on Nutrition to Queens Residents

Market3LaGuardia Community College dietetic technician students are doing their part to educate low-income residents in Queens on the importance of good nutrition by conducting food demonstrations and nutrition workshops at three farmers markets in Astoria, Elmhurst and Jamaica. Throughout the summer, some 14 students will show neighborhood shoppers how they can improve their diets by buying fresh fruits and vegetables that have been grown by local farmers.


Today Is An Air Quality Action Day

clean airThe New York State Department of Transportation has declared Wednesday July 7, 2010 an Air Quality Action Day in the downstate metro area due to high levels of ground-level ozone pollution in parts of the region. This means that people can go about most of their normal activities, however, driving may be one of the most polluting activities that you do today, and we encourage everyone to leave their cars at home if possible.

LaGuardia Lowers Electrical Energy Use(2)

energy1LaGuardia Community College is reducing campus energy consumption on July 6 and July 7, 2010 to help ease stress on the city’s power grid. Many public and private institutions in the New York State area have been asked to do so, by electrical utilities providers, because of an influx in energy use on these hot and humid days.


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