a resource fair for sustainable lifestyles

September 17, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

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EDUCATORS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Visit our Educators for Sustainability exhibitors in the Green Marketplace tents and vote for your favorite project!  The instructor of the winning project will receive a $100 certificate to support ongoing sustainability projects.

Self-Sustaining Plant Environments
Samantha Jane Williams, Student, & Michael Mayfield, Instructor
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
Students conducted an inquiry into self-sustaining plant environments and their possible impact on sustainability in the future.

Managing Asian Bush Honeysuckle
Hannah Komanapalli and Gretchen Andreasen, Students, & Michael Mayfield, Instructor
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
Students created a plan for managing Asian bush honeysuckle, an invasive species, in the Donald E. Miller Wildlife Area in Muncie.

Muncie Central Recycling Club
Allen Kidd and Laura Spotts, Advisers
The Muncie Central Recycling Club has collected, sorted, and recycled more than 250,000 pounds since it was founded by students in 2008.  We recycle all types of paper, plastic beverage containers, aluminum and steel cans, other ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal and printer cartridges. The students volunteers meet at Door #12 and work after school from 3:15 to 5 p.m. every Friday from the first week of school to the last day of school.

Green Prototyping and Upcycling
Jim Flowers, Professor, Ball State
In undergraduate and graduate courses at Ball State University, students upcycle post-consumer materials into higher-end products. They design and prototype products that promote environmental sustainability, and they attempt to recycle plastic into 3D printer filament.

Reporting the Sustainability Performance of Ball State
Mary Annette Rose, Associate Professor, Ball State University
Ball State students gather, analyze and report the economic, environmental and social impacts of the university according to the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines.

Minor in Sustainability, Ball State
Mary Annette Rose, Associate Professor, Ball State University
Students electing this minor are prepared to be leaders who understand the interaction of social, economic and environmental factors and the need for a systems view of that interaction.

Sustainable Agriculture in Argentina: Teaching the Next Generation
Cruz Aleman, student, Ball State
During the summer of 2016, Cruz Aleman ­– a senior dietetics major at Ball State – interned in Argentina with Fundación de la Tierra, an NGO that promotes sustainable development through environmental education.  Cruz taught children about growing and eating sustainably produced food that is good for Earth and good for their own health. He also worked at a large community garden.

 

 


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