If you happen to be in the Williamsburg area tomorrow morning, try to stop by the Sadler Center’s Tidewater B room at 12 noon for a panel discussion on the environmental impact of bottled water and the bottled water industry. Speakers will include a representative from Coca-Cola and College faculty from Geology, Philosophy, Business and VIMS, moderated by yours truly!
With the UN Climate Change Conference fast approaching, the W&M Student Environmental Action Coalition and national youth climate organization Focus the Nation are looking to get College and community members talking about local and national solutions to climate change issues. The two organizations are co-hosting a Clean Energy Forum here on campus this Wednesday, December 2nd at 7PM in Andrews Hall 101.
There’s an excellent panel lined up, including former Virginia Delgate and Democratic candidate for governor Brian Moran!
Find out more information here.
I hope to see you all there!
The Mason School of Business asks, “What’s your DOT?”
DOT stands for Do One Thing, and it’s a program launched by the global sustainability agency Saatchi & Saatchi S. Saatchi has been working with companies like Wal-Mart to launch the DOT program among their employees — changing “sustainability” from a vague concept into a specific task relating to one’s own life. These “one things”, or Personal Sustainability Practices, can be anything relating to your own cultural, social, economic, or environmental impact. I, for example, am fixing my bicycle, so that I can ride it to work. In the process, I’ll get in better shape, (exercise fits under “social”), save money on gas (economic), and reduce my carbon emissions (environmental) by not driving!
Saatchi & Saatchi S is working with William & Mary’s Mason School of Business to launch the first university-level DOT campaign. Mason is looking for 100 new W&M community members a week to join the DOT campaign (join here on Facebook!). This campaign is in conjunction with an event happening next week at Miller Hall. The School of Business is bringing Adam Werbach, the global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S and former President of the Sierra Club (at age 23!), to campus on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM in the main hall of Miller. Invitations are required (more information here), but the event is free!
This is a great launch to what will be a fantastic year for sustainability in Mason. Join the DOT campaign, spread the word, attend the event next week, and keep checking in for more!