Centre County will be putting on a showcase of Penn State student projects dealing with the improvement of environmental sustainability in and around State College. The Campus and Community Sustainability Expo takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7 at the State College Municipal Building at 243 S. Allen Street. The participating students worked with the local community during the fall to research how sustainability efforts in the area can be ramped up for various needs.
The projects highlight the sustainability challenges associated with water quality, human resources, climate, greenhouse gas emissions, waste, recycling and local foods. The showcase is free and open to the public so that the community at large can benefit from the students’ work. The judging panel will select the winners at the expo based on content, organization, visual appeal, etc.
In addition to the project exhibition, there will be a few speakers in attendance, including Paul Shrivastava, the head of Penn State’s Sustainability Institute. Tom Fountaine, a State College Borough representative, and Jeannine Lozier, an outreach officer from Mount Nittany Health, will also be in attendance.
The Penn State and State College Community as a whole are looking forward to seeing the culmination of the students’ and community’s collaborative work.