Sustainability event to showcase CMU's efforts to go green


Central Michigan University has spent the last decade making campus more environmentally friendly, and wants student to lean more about its efforts. 

The CMU Sustainability Coalition and Facilities Management will host an educational presentation from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9 in Biosciences Building 1010.

The two-hour event will start with a presentation from senior Chase Delor, a sustainability assistant for Facilities Management. He will explain how CMU has become more sustainable and what goals have been set to improve efforts further.

After Delor speaks, representatives from Student Government Association and other Registered Student Organizations will have time to present their efforts. RSOs include Take Back the Tap, Student Environmental Alliance, Student Advocates for Vegans and Vegetarians and a few others.

Each organization will have a table set up for students to ask questions and learn more about each group’s mission.

There will be other student presentations as well, which will provide information on easy ways to go green.

Pat Cwiek, director of the Health Professions Residential College, said this is a student-run event. She got involved because she noticed a strong amount of interest from students in HPRC to increase students’ awareness of sustainability. Her role has been to help students within HPRC and elsewhere plan and coordinate the event.

“It’s all about the students for me,” Cwiek said. “We want to show students how to make a difference on our campus and in the world. There are some very easy ways to do that, so this event is a good way to increase student awareness of how to make CMU a sustainable campus.”