POTSDAM -- Clarkson University will hold a ten day celebration to promote and celebrate campus sustainability and the North Country's abundant and healthy food resources.
The celebration is part of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Campus Sustainability Day and Food Day, a nationwide celebration for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Clarkson’s Dining Services kicks off the week with the Sustainable Iron Chef Competition in the Student Center Forum on Wednesday, October 17, from 2-4 p.m. Each team will receive a mystery box of local, seasonal ingredients and an hour to complete a dish. The audience will be able to enjoy samples from the Adirondack Kitchen line of goodies, try Fun Fact Trivia and vie for prizes.
The winning team's dish will be featured at the Local Foods Dinner in Ross Brooks Dining Hall Tuesday Oct. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. Those without a meal plan are welcome to attend and pay at the door.
The community is invited to attend when Clarkson dedicates the new Munter Trails, located along the Raquette River, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. The program will take place near the canoe house near Clarkson Ave. Clarkson President Tony Collins will lead the dedication ceremony and Village of Potsdam Mayor Steve Yurgartis will also participate. Light refreshments will be available.
The campus greenhouse and food waste digester will be open for tours Oct. 24 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. These projects show off student accomplishments with design, construction, repair and operation of innovative systems that will help to bring food production and waste management back into our local communities.
October 24 to 27, you can take the short Eco Friendly Clarkson SCVNGR Trek with your mobile phone or smart phone. Go to http://www.clarkson.edu/scvngr for details and to download the app.
Emily Hunter, an environmental advocacy journalist, starts the week with a talk Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben rooms. She will discuss environmental concerns worldwide.
Michael Curtin, of DC Central Kitchen, will hold a webcam seminar on food sustainability issues Monday, October 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Multi-purpose rooms.
Finally, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Campus Sustainability's keynote webinar will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Multi-purpose rooms. This session, “Preparing Students for a Changing Climate,” will discuss the role colleges and universities must play in creating sustainability education for all students that will prepare the next generation of leaders to lead a just, healthy, and sustainable society.