I want to begin this week’s blog by wishing all of my fellow LC students good luck during Finals Week. I also want to wish everyone a safe trip back home, and a wonderful winter break! Sticking to the recent holiday theme, I would like to focus this week’s blog on tips to have a more sustainable holiday. Regardless of which holiday you choose to celebrate, these tips should be helpful for getting in the holiday spirit! Read more ›
I hope that all the students, faculty, and staff of Lynchburg College had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Keeping in the holiday theme, I would like to focus this week’s blog on the act of giving. Read more ›
Hello readers! I trust you are all looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving break! This week I want to share some tips for having a more sustainable Thanksgiving. Whether staying in the Lynchburg area or traveling, it is my hope that these tips will offer simple solutions to having a more environmentally-friendly holiday without causing any additional stress. Let’s get started! Read more ›
Hello readers! As promised, this week I will be focusing on the events of Lynchburg College’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) which began Saturday, November 9th with the Poverty Conference and will conclude next Saturday, November 16th.
The Poverty Conference was an eye-opening experience unlike any other. I learned so much more about poverty in the United States (as well as in Lynchburg) than I may have ever learned without attending this event. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, and they all are fighting poverty in their own way. I feel honored to have met these individuals, and I feel empowered to begin my own fight against poverty in Lynchburg. If you missed this event, you will want to make sure that you attend next year!
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Hello! This week I am extremely excited about an LC event that will open your eyes to an issue that is pervasive worldwide – poverty. This coming Saturday, November 9th, LC will kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) with a poverty conference from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Schewel and Hopwood Halls. Read more ›
Greetings LC and Lynchburg Community! As we get back into our weekday schedules, I think it is important to share some information I have recently been made aware of concerning the beauty products which we all use on a daily basis. This week we will discuss the importance of understanding what kinds of chemicals are found within our beauty products, and how those chemicals can possibly affect our health. Read more ›
Hello everyone! This Wednesday, 10/23, is National Campus Sustainability Day and Mother Earth invites you to join the LC “Fill the Truck” recycling event in front of Schewel Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring your recyclables, help LC reach the goal of filling an entire truck bed and WIN A BIKE by pitching in. Here’s a list of what you’re encouraged to bring: Read more ›
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Hello again! I hope my fellow Hornets enjoyed fall break! This blog highlights the sustainable practices our dining hall uses in order to offer everyone a delicious meal while also protecting our environment. Read more ›
Hello, everyone! While we on campus are looking forward to our upcoming Fall Break, I would like to spend this week’s blog highlighting a few of the interesting classes and resources that LC has to offer!
First, I would like to begin by mentioning a few of the class options for the Environmental Studies major. One extremely interesting class is the Sustainable Living (ENST 360) course which discusses how individual and community decisions can impact our environment, as well as the sustainability of our towns or states. The students in this class spend their labs visiting various organizations or farms around the Lynchburg community that help to practice sustainability within their respective fields. One of the favorite field trips takes the students to a local farm-to-table restaurant in order to expose them to the art of providing a sustainable, and delicious, meal. Another course offered is the Environmental Management (ENST 370) class which teaches students some of the management techniques for someone within an environmental field. Last year, the class was able to create a draft Stewardship Plan for the newly acquired LC land on the opposite side of the biking trails. If you would like to learn more about either of these courses, or if you would like to investigate more options, visit http://www.lynchburg.edu/environmental-studies. Read more ›
Hello dear readers! This week I have decided to shine the spotlight on one of our nation’s most valuable environmental resources: Yellowstone National Park! I was able to visit the park during my summer vacation, and I highly recommend taking any opportunity to visit this spectacular natural icon. Read more ›