What is sustainability? How can you have a positive impact on the environment in your neighborhood and community?
Join ExploreHope on Saturday, November 14, and explore how you can contribute to sustainability in your home, your community and the world around you. Interactive sessions will discuss the environmental science and impacts middle and high school students can have. *Scouts BSA: This session starts you off on the right track for many of the Sustainability merit badge requirements. Registration
What is Sustainability?
‘Sustainability is a discipline that attempts to bridge social science with civic engineering and environmental science with the technology of the future. When we hear the word “sustainability” we tend to think of renewable fuel sources, reducing carbon emissions, and protecting environments by keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance. A goal of sustainability is to protect our natural environment, human and ecological health, and drive innovation that does not comprome our way of life.’ (environmentalscience.org)
While the study of the envirnmental science may seem like a big topic, there are very pracitcal implications. There are many things people of all ages can do to increase awareness and practices that help maintain the natural environment. Come learn about what you can do!
Other Sustainability Events you can join…
There are other sustainbility events you can join via the Hope community. SustainableHope promotes stewardship of college and community resources by sharing information and practices that ensure our community is a force for good in the world. October 22 is Michigan Campus Earth Day 50.5, a collaborative event to engage faculty, staff, and studentsin a series of virtual convenings. The event will educate and provide action items for campuses to create awareness and advance environmental science. And you can join the Hope community on October 27 for a virtual film screening and conversation about the film, ‘The Story of Plastic’.