Berea to Host Fourth Annual “Green” Basketball Game and EcoChallenge

Berea College Basketball Players at the Green Game 2017For the fourth consecutive year, Berea College will host the Carbon Neutral Basketball “Green” Game on Feb. 7 to bring awareness to the responsibility higher-education institutions have to help reduce global carbon emissions.

Following the Green Game, the Sustainability Office staff will calculate the total carbon emissions emitted from the energy used in Seabury Center Gym during the home game, plus emissions from the opposing team’s transportation. This calculation will determine the number of trees volunteers and staff must plant later in the spring to offset the carbon put into the atmosphere during this basketball game. Continue reading Berea to Host Fourth Annual “Green” Basketball Game and EcoChallenge

Koty Riley ’15: Expanding His Channels of Influence

For Koty, basketball seemed to be his ticket in life. He wanted to make a positive impact on the people around him, and basketball became his main channel of influence. “It made me feel good,” he said, “that I was making an impact, large or small, on the lives of other kids, to let them know that, ‘yeah, you’re from a small town, but you can still make something of yourself.’” Continue reading Koty Riley ’15: Expanding His Channels of Influence