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Getting Active: FSU LGLG Committee Takes on Sustainability Through Activity Meetings
11/25/2013

Getting Active: FSU LGLG Committee Takes on Sustainability Through Activity Meetings
Colin Quinn, a student in the Introduction to Sustainability Studies class at FSU, paints one of the designs his class developed as part of a Learning Green, Living Green activity meeting.

With hopes of a more sustainable campus and in support of environmental action, FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green Committee at Large has started to get active in its approach to sustainability through activity-based meetings.

At the most recent meeting on Nov. 14, FSU students joined up for the committee’s second activity meeting, taking paintbrushes to the windows of the Lane University Center to help decorate windows with environmental action messages based on ecology-centered themes. Students from the Introduction to Sustainability Studies class also participated in the meeting to help paint the designs they developed based on issues that they had been discussing in class.

In a previous activity meeting, over 1,400 acorns were planted in nursery trays by 26 students in about 40 minutes for the Frostburg Grows Project.

“If these trees survive, they have the potential to remove around 1,400 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and supply enough oxygen for 2,800 people,” said Lawrence A. Gingerich, Safety and Sustainability coordinator. “This is sustainability for the long term.”

Keeping in line with the University’s emphasis on experiential learning, FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green Initiative engages students, faculty, staff and community members to develop and coordinate programs and projects that create sustainable solutions to environmental, social and economic needs. Through the LGLG sustainability initiative and numerous related measures, including activity meetings, the University helps to address environmental issues and create sustainable solutions for daily living.

For more information, contact Gingerich at 301-687-4360 or lagingerich@frostburg.edu. To find out more about Learning Green, Living Green at FSU, visit the LGLG homepage at www.frostburg.edu/lglg and the LGLG Facebook page at www.facebook.com/frostburglglg.

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