Green Campus Team Project and Poster Fair

Posted: November 5, 2019 12:00:00 AM CST

Rainwater capture systems, butterfly gardens, coffee grounds and computer programs. Paper recycling and roof-top gardens. These are just a few of the ideas that Into to ESCI students have come up with in the last few years as ways to improve the sustainability of the island university. The Green Campus Team Project Poster Fair is a favorite component of the Intro to Environmental Science classes, made up of mostly freshman students. In the fall, these students come from all over, bringing their unique experiences with them. Teams are limited in size, but not in their imaginations! After a tour of some of the existing sustainable environmental features of the Island University, student brainstorm to find other possible projects and possibilities. Students research costs and benefits, write a proposal, and develop and present it to the university at the poster fair, held twice a year.

The competition is pretty stiff for many of the diverse and fun categories: Least Likely to Happen on This Campus, Most Realistic Idea, Most Attractive Poster, Would Have the Greatest Impact, Most Unique Idea, Best Overall Idea, and of course, Probably Put Together This Morning In the Parking Lot is a big draw! Students and visitors alike are able to vote electronically; ballots are often tabulated by the end of the Fair, and winners (of some categories) are often invited to present their ideas to the campus Environmental Committee for possible implementation! Several of the FYLC classes seize the opportunity to use the fair as a learning tool for their classes, as well!

All students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to come by and see the creativity and enthusiasm these students display as they try to help our campus be just a bit more ‘green’! This semester, the Green Campus Team Project Poster Fair will be held on November 14th between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, in UC 147 C&D. We hope to see you there!

By: John Wood

Category: Best Practices