Radford University will observe National Campus Sustainability Week beginning Monday with events focused on recycling, food production, local public transit and climate-change solutions.
Sponsored by the RU Office of Campus Sustainability, the week’s activities will show how the university community can make a positive difference.
- At a BYOB event -- bring your own batteries – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Bonnie, RU Recycling Coordinator Stan Wilkinson will review the university’s new battery recycling program.
- On Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bonnie, Radford Transit will promote its new service and encourage community members to ride the RT bus and park their cars.
- The film “Carbon Nation” will be shown in the Bonnie Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, courtesy of the Environmental club, which will provide free popcorn. The film, the second in the Sustainability Movie Series, is a documentary about climate-change solutions presented by entertaining characters who relate the issue to other social, economic and national security concerns.
- On Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., RU Dining Services will host a special multicourse meal in Muse Hall’s New River Grille House and use the occasion to explain the importance of food sustainability and which foods are more sustainable. The menu will feature local ingredients and products like smoked rainbow trout, grass-fed beef, antibiotic-free chicken breast and multigrain pasta. Cost for the five-course meal is $18.12 for the general public and 8.20 Flex Dollars for RU students and staff with meal plans. Reservations are required for the meal and can be made at (540) 831-5544.
- The week’s activities will wrap up Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bonnie when Community Housing Partners hosts a program on energy efficiency training, working in green construction and renewable energy technologies.
For more information, visit www.radford.edu/rugreen.