UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
From Texas A&M University:
COLLEGE STATION- Texas A&M University will host its third annual Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 20) at the Harrington and Academic Building plazas.
The observances will feature more than 20 organizations that represent student groups, community partners and a variety of Texas A&M departments that have implemented sustainable initiatives. Activities occurring throughout the day include "truth" displays, recycled art and an information exchange.
For the past eight years, universities across the nation have been sponsoring CSD events that celebrate sustainability in higher education. Sustainability is generally defined as the ability to meet the needs of the present while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems and without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Officials with the Sustainability Office at Texas A&M say sustainability policy at the university is an effort toward the responsible preservation of environmental, social and economic resources for future generations of Aggies, the Texas A&M community and beyond.
Campus Sustainability Day at Texas A&M is sponsored by the Association for Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Issues Committee, One Love and the Texas A&M Office of Sustainability. For more information on sustainability policy and programs, go to: http://Sustainability.tamu.edu.