Lynn Paves Path to Sustainable Future
Sustainability Day has been held every year since 2014 in an effort to educate the Lynn community on the university’s sustainability initiative and how individuals can make campus a greener place. The event is also meant to teach the community ways to live a more sustainable day to day life.
“Those at the event have a chance to walk around and talk with the representatives at each table to learn about what their organization is doing to be more sustainable and how they are helping Lynn achieve its sustainability goals,” said Zach Minich, assistant project manager for the department of construction and sustainability.
About 20 tables were set up for various vendors and student classes. Resource 4 Floors, a company that makes carpets out of reclaimed fishing lines, attended the event and talked about how their sustainable carpets are used in many buildings on campus. The IT department and Urban Mining joined forces to discuss how the university recycles electronics like iPads, phones and laptops.
“It is important for me to have a day to reflect on what a sustainable lifestyle means, to appreciate the resources that the earth provides and how these resources are used wisely and efficiently so that future generations can similarly enjoy them,” said Dr. John Tebes. “As Sidney Sheldon stated, ‘try to leave the earth [in] a better place than when you arrived!’”
Furthermore, Florida Power and Light displayed a Tesla Model 3. BMW and other car dealerships brought their latest electric vehicles. Students had the opportunity to sit in the cars and take pictures.
“Sustainability day is important because it allows us to get an insight on what individuals and companies in our community are doing to save our environment,” said Shasmy Daly, president of the student Sustainability Committee. “It inspires us to continue pursuing our sustainability goals.”
For more information on Sustainability Day, contact Minich at firstname.lastname@example.org