In line with
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 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.
The 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
LaGuardia 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.
Diana Escobar Diana Escobar isn’t only getting an education at LaGuardia, she comes on-campus everyday with one other thing in mind – how to make the College a greener place.
Diana Escobar isn’t only getting an education at LaGuardia, she comes on-campus everyday with one other thing in mind – how to make the College a greener place.
We want to know!Know a LaGuardian that sets a good example of how to live sustainably? We want to know! To nominate them for a Green Spotlight profile, email email@example.com
Know a LaGuardian that sets a good example of how to live sustainably? We want to know! To nominate them for a Green Spotlight profile, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Sustainability Council! LaGuardia’s Sustainability Council encourages membership from all areas of the College, as well as student participation. To learn more, email Tony Lugo: email@example.com
Last Updated 8/16/2010 3:53:44 PM