Office of Sustainability

October 2012 Sustainability Update

From the office of Sustainability and Operations at Berea College

Announcement! We now have 45 new recycling bins on campus. Please utilize the compartments on top of the can to keep different recycling items separate. These spiffy new bins will reduce sorting time for our recycling staff. Let’s start reducing the amount of waste on campus by putting recycling in its place!

Opportunities on Campus:

EcoChallenge: October 1-15, 2012.

Join hundreds across the country in changing one habit to be more ecologically sustainable for the first two weeks in October. You’re not alone, collectively small actions make a difference! Contact  for more info or click on this link to register and join the Berea team.

Trash pick-up sponsored by HEAL and the women’s soccer team on October 13, 2012. Open to public, meet at Alumni Circle: 9am-12pm.

Halloween community bike ride sponsored by Berea Bikes on October 26, at College Square: 5pm.

Food Week, October 22-October 26, 2012. 

A full week of opportunities for students to learn about the importance of local food, and meet the farmers whose produce is featured in Dining Services. Activities include showing of FRESH documentary, grill out with local farmers, and lots more. Come support Berea’s local food economy!

News Off-Campus

Berea Solar Tour Weekend October 5 – 6, 2012.

Celebrate, network, and learn about solar energy in Berea — including free food, tours of Berea’s new 120 panel solar farm, raffle for a 25 year solar panel lease, opportunities to register your garden on the map, and much more! MORE INFO.

Autumn Wild Mushroom Retreat October 6, 2012.

Day-long workshop on wild harvesting and farm tour with Tim and Jane Hensley in Berea. MORE INFO.

Heirloom Seed Exchange at Best Family Farms in Berea October 6, 2012.

Field day for growers interested in learning about heirloom seeds. Best Family Farms is located at 1033 Pilot Knob Cemetery Rd, Berea, KY 40403 in Madison County (859)     986-3204 

Healthy Foods Local Farms Conference October 13t, 2012 at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville 9 am – 5:30 pm.

This year’s conference will focus on the topic of water and water quality, featuring speakers Lynn Henning  Dennis Dimick, Wendell Berry, Matthew Sleeth, Keith    Mountain, Nancy Stoner. $40. Scholarships Available. MORE INFO.

 Global Mountain Regions Conference October 25, 2012 8:00am – October 27, 2012 9:00pm at the Young Library auditorium at University of Kentucky in Lexington.

A three-day, trans-national conversation comparing experiences and useful analyses and     practices across global mountain regions. Each session features a conversation between at least one person working in Appalachia and one person working in another mountain or marginalized region throughout the world including Ecuador, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Japan, and many others. Together these conversations foster exchange between boundaries and opportunities to work together toward more sustainable environmental, economic and equitable futures in global mountain regions. MORE INFO.


Have a sustainability-related event or announcement? Send November updates by the last week of October to:

Bethany Cook
Student Sustainability Coordinator

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