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SCC to Host “Sustainapalooza,” Week-Long Celebration of College's Sustainability Efforts Aug. 30-Sept. 2

August 10, 2010

St. Charles Community College will host its first-ever “Sustainapalooza,” a week of events celebrating SCC’s sustainability efforts on campus Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

Sustainapalooza is the kick-off event for the campus-wide single stream recycling that will begin at SCC this fall. SCC’s “Green Team” committee, headed by Chris Breitmeyer, dean of math, science and health, secured a $25,000 grant from the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District to pay for the bins, liners, composters and an educational campaign. The team is a member of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
For more information about the schedule, contact Kelley Pfeiffer, student activities coordinator, at 636-922-8544.
Events will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30
Sustainapalooza Kick-Off Event: Griffin House Concert, Green Game Show and Vendor Fair.

Celebrate the start of Sustainapalooza with a free concert by Griffin House, a Wheel-of-Fortune-type game show with an environmentally-friendly theme, and a vendor fair featuring booths of local companies showcasing their green efforts in the community. All of these events will take place on the Campus Plaza at SCC.
11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Assistant Teacher Beth Smith and Lead Teacher Katie Mawer of SCC’s Child Development Center (CDC) will host a presentation about the CDC’s sustainability efforts. Those efforts include their new “Seed-to-Table” program, where children learn about the food cycle, from planting to growing and eventually eating homegrown vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1
Presentation by documentary filmmaker of “FUEL,” Josh Tickell
Author and film director Josh Tickell will discuss his personal sustainability efforts, which include his award-winning documentary, “FUEL,” two books about sustainable energy, several social impact campaigns, and two upcoming films about alternative education and world population issues.
5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1
Showing of documentary “FUEL”
“FUEL,” winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, is a documentary about America’s current energy situation and a possible solution to its dependence on oil in the form of alternative energy.
11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2
Our Grounds Story: Past, Present and Future
SCC Grounds Supervisor Dan Porter will discuss the sustainable improvements in the SCC grounds crew’s procedures in the past six years, and their plans to implement more sustainability efforts in the future.
1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2
Rabbit Run Park and SCC Partnership
Chris Breitmeyer, SCC’s dean of math, science and health, will discuss the development of SCC’s partnership with the City of St. Peters to build an outdoor classroom in Rabbit Run Park. The classroom will support learning and undergraduate research.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences, and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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