PSAC Promotes Campus Sustainability Efforts

The Presidential Sustainability Action Committee (PSAC) would like to recognize sustainability awareness and efforts coming to Truman in the upcoming week.

Local Foods Week will be Sept. 24-Oct. 1. On-campus activities include the Local Foods Dinner, sponsored by the Environmental Campus Organization. The dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. “Market on the Mall,” hosted by the University Farm, will take place from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 28 on the Student Union Building Mall and a free vegetable production tour and grill will be given at the University Farm at 5 p.m. Sept. 29.  

Beginning Sept. 26-30, the Bike Co-op will host Bike Awareness Week to raise money for their services. They will provide free bicycle tune-ups on the Student Union Building Mall.

ECO will also host “The Beehive Design Collective: The True Cost of Coal,” a presentation about the costs of mountaintop coal removal in Appalachia, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

The “Renewable Energy Summit,” hosted by Representative Zachary Wyatt, will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Student Union Building. The morning session will feature a discussion about the future of Missouri’s energy, led by Wyatt, in the Alumni Room. The afternoon session will include information tables by representatives from energy companies and information about PSAC. This will take place in the Activities Room.

PSAC was established by former President Darrell Krueger in 2009 after signing Truman’s “Sustainability Initiative.” The vision of this initiative was to ensure Truman would create a more ecologically sound, socially just and economically aware environment. PSAC was designed to identify and evaluate ways to modify University practices and ensure that Truman upholds the principles of the initiative.

Local Foods Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1)
Local Foods Dinner Sponsored by ECO
6:30 p.m. • Student Union Building Georgian Room A
Market on the Mall
2-6p.m. • Sept. 28
Free Vegetable Production Tour and Grill
at the University Farm
5p.m. • Sept. 29

Bike Awareness Week (Sept. 26-30)
Sponsored by the Bike Co-Op
Free bicycle tune-ups on the quad through out the week.

The Beehive Design Collective:
The True Cost of Coal
Sponsored by ECO
6:30 p.m. • Sept. 28
Ryle Hall Lounge