Red Goes Green

The Chandler Eco-Lodge Dedication Ceremony

Hello again, fellow Hornets! I hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous weather we have been having this past week. There are just over 21 days until the end of the semester!! This week I am extremely grateful to be able to focus on the dedication ceremony for the brand new Chandler Eco-Lodge located at our very own Claytor Nature Study Center in Bedford. Read more ›

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The Global Coalition for Green Schools

Hello, fellow Hornets! I hope you have all been enjoying this gorgeous weather that we have been experiencing! This week’s blog will focus on a few topics, but mostly we will discuss the Global Coalition for Green Schools. Let’s get started!

The Center for Green Schools website (http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/globalcoalition) explains that the Global Coalition for Green Schools was enacted to create a global force which helps to ensure that every child has access to a green school within his or her lifetime. These schools are located all across the globe, and “…work tirelessly to make their schools healthy, safe and efficient.” The members of this international organization collaborate to help spread the most successful programs, practices, and resources for schools that wish to offer truly sustainable and holistic education for their students.

This video, offered on the Center for Green Schools website, offers an informational visual illustration of how this organization has helped to change the lives of students from all over the world:

The Global Coalition for Green Schools

Before we wrap this blog up, I also want to take the time to encourage you all to attend the various presentations offered during the Student Scholar Showcase this upcoming Wednesday, April 9th. The poster presentations will be happening from 12 pm – 1 pm in the Ballroom and will be left up all day. The oral presentations will be offered throughout the day from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. I guarantee that you will find several presentations that include topics of interest to you. More importantly, it is essential for us all to show our support for our fellow Hornets. I will be there with two separate posters, each focusing on Sustainability. Go out, and support your peers!!

Finally, I hope that you will all keep your eyes out for next week’s blog, which will highlight our Claytor Nature Study Center’s Eco Lodge Dedication!

As always, I appreciate any questions, comments, or suggestions to olds_r@students.lynchburg.edu.

Quote of the Week: “We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.” – Wangari Maathai

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The American Chestnut Foundation’s Trip to Claytor

Hello, fellow Hornets! I am thrilled this week to tell you about my experience assisting with the planting of an American Chestnut mother tree orchard last Sunday, March 23rd at our own Claytor Nature Study Center! In fact, I am so excited; we are just going to jump right into the story! Read more ›

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Numerous Events for Saturday, March 29th

Welcome, fellow Hornets! I am fortunate enough to be able to inform you all of several very interesting events that are coming up this Saturday, March 29th, so let’s get started! Read more ›

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Sustain LC’s Garden Workshop

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone was able to enjoy their time off from classes, and was able to relax a bit. Although it is hard to think of spring with all of the snowy weather we have gotten, I would like to focus this week’s blog on a free Garden Workshop that was held yesterday, and was sponsored by the Sustain LC group. Read more ›

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Spring Break!

Hello, fellow Hornets!

In lieu of Spring Break, I will not be posting a blog this week. Please, check back next week!!

Spring Break!!

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Is There Potential For A Biodegradable Cigarette Filter?

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week, and are looking forward to our upcoming Spring Break. Hold on, guys! It is just a week away! Because last week’s blog focused on the overwhelming problem of litter along our roadways – especially how cigarette filters are among the most littered items – I have decided to lighten the mood this week by highlighting a potential solution to the problem of cigarette filter waste. Read more ›

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Big Litter Day!

Hello, fellow Hornets! As we begin another week of classes, athletics, and club meetings I want to spend a little time reminding everyone about a serious problem that every state faces – litter. In this week’s blog I will present some statistics about litter, as well as inform you of an opportunity to help alleviate the problem for the Lynchburg College campus. Read more ›

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Is “Phantom Power” Costing You Money?

Hello, fellow Hornets! I hope everyone was able to enjoy our first real snow day, and is ready to get back into the groove of things as this week begins! I have decided to focus this week’s blog on one energy, and money, saving tip that I was made aware of recently – unplugging your electronic devices when they are not in use. I think that the data will surprise you! Read more ›

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Landfill Decomposition

Greetings, fellow Hornets! I hope everyone has finally become fully acclimated to their spring schedules! After composing the blog a few weeks ago about Lynchburg College’s switch to energy derived from landfill gas, I decided to take the opportunity to share some realities of using landfills. Can you truly just throw something “away?” Read more ›

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