Sustainability department holds monthly environmental talk
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Sustainability department holds monthly environmental talk

The Sustainability department hosted a “Sustainabili-TEA” event in the Akeley-Lawrence Science Center Nov. 4. 

Sustainabili-TEA is a new event this year that the Sustainability department is trying to host once a month. It’s a gathering for anyone interested in sustainability or the environment. 

Students and staff can talk about their initiatives on campus or ideas to make USD more sustainable while enjoying hot tea, coffee and snacks.

“​​Our current actions will impact future generations whether we admit it or not. We have a responsibility to set them up for success,” Meredith King, USD sustainability student, said.

King said nature should be preserved and appreciated, and sustainability helps accomplish that.

King has been coordinating the monthly events with help from Anna Moore, USD graduate student and campus recycling coordinator, and Sustainability and Environment Department Chair Meghann Jarchow.

“It is a great study break and a fun way to be more involved in sustainability on campus,” King said.

The idea for Sustainabili-TEA was initially developed by Moore, who recently won an emerging leader award from the Upper Midwest Association of Campus Sustainability.

“I’ve had great conversations with people here who care about sustainability, and I’ve realized many of them don’t know each other,” Moore said.

Moore said Sustainabili-TEA is a way for those interested in sustainability to meet and bring forth new ideas and projects, and all students and staff are welcome to attend.

The next Sustainabili-TEA is in the Akeley-Lawrence Science Center room 210 at 2 p.m. Dec. 2.