Go green in April and May at Triton

Going green is the theme for April and May when Triton College's Sustainability Center, in collaboration with various other departments on Triton's campus, acknowledges Sustainability Month with discussion forums open to the public, along with opportunities to practice sustainability.

April 9 - The PDC presents the Defining Sustainability Workshop from 10-11:30 a.m., Room E-210.

Participants will consider what sustainability means and will discuss the implications for the way we live and work.
Faculty and staff are invited. 

 April 10 - Program Board presents The Green Scene: Party Like There is a Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria

Stop by the eco-stations in the cafeteria for games and jewelry making, as well as to earn prizes. Plus, the event will encourage participants to live a greener lifestyle by making a promise.  

April 10 - "Incredible Bats" Science Lecture at 2 p.m., Room J-112.

Join us for a multi-media presentation featuring bats and learn the benefits of this misunderstood and feared creature. 

April 13 & May 11 - Adena Woods Clean-Up, 9 a.m. to noon, Robert M. Collins Center

Community members and students can take part in the clean-up of Adena Woods, a recently adopted portion of the Cook County Forest Preserve by Triton College. The clean-up crew will also work on controlling invasive species, such as garlic mustard and buckthorn.

April 15 - Bioneers Lunch Discussion, Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center

Join in a discussion on sustainability after watching videotaped presentations from the annual Bioneers Conference held in California.

April 22 - Lunch with TED: Environmental Topics, Noon, Room B-130A of the Student Center

View and discuss environmentally focused TED videos with fellow students and staff.

April 22 - Sustainability as a Learning Outcome: CTE Workshop from 1-2 p.m., Room E-210.

Sustainability is part of the campus-wide learning outcomes. Faculty members are invited to discuss teaching sustainability across the curriculum. 

May 4 - Community Recycling Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North parking lot on Triton's campus

Triton College will collect electronics, clothes, shoes and unwanted medicines (no liquids or syringes) to recycle with Vintage Tech Recyclers and USAgain. The collection is free of charge.

May 13 - "Art, Science and Conservation" Science Lecture from 2-3 p.m., Room J-112.

Join us for a presentation by Sharon Bladholm focused on the interfaces of art, science, nature and conservation. 

For more information, contact Sustainability Center Coordinator Adrian Fisher at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578, e-mail afisher@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.