Monday, February 16, 2015

Environmental Expo, Craft Night and Breaking up with Coal

SECS has been busy with events!

January 27th the Earth Week group hosted an Environmental Expo. The goal of the expo was help students become acquainted with environmental RSO's, local organization and majors/ departments focused on the environment and environmental issues.  Participating RSO's included  ActGreen, SSC, USGBC Students, The Wildlife Society, Franciscan Earth Corps, Bikeface, The Green Observer and SECS.


February 6th members of SECS joined the SECS president, Drew, at his home for a potluck and craft night. Participants enjoyed a night of screen printing, button making and food!

Lastly, on Friday, February 13th,  UIUC Beyond Coal held an event called "Breaking Up with Coal" as a way to celebrate Global Divestment Day. The event had hot chocolate, valentines day cards, and a comic about breaking up with coal. You can read more about the event here.   

Our next general meeting is Wednesday, February 18th at the University YMCA starting at 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Food Day

This past Friday, October 24th, Sustainable Landscapes and Food, with the help of Earth Week, hosted Food Day. At 6pm students from various organizations like  BikeFace, The Green Observer and Alpha Phi Omega joined some members of SECS for a potluck at the Red Herring, a local vegetarian and vegan restaurant.
We had a ton of vegan and vegetarian friendly food! Soups, pasta and so many sweets!
After eating and mingling, we had the opportunity to hear from three individuals in the community and ask them some question:  Nicole Bridges the Executive Director of Prosperity Gardens, Dustin Kelly the owner of Autumn Berry Inspired  and Dane Hunter a Grad Student researching how Campus Catering can reduce their Carbon Footprint and become more sustainable.

It was a night full of food, fellowship, knowledge and fun.

For more information about Food Day click here.

More Upcoming Events:
November 2nd: Race For Relief: Bike to Help Fight Ebola