Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Turn Concern for the Environment Into Action - Summit Friday

Do you ever dream of being a superhero and saving the planet? Well, your chance to get environmentally active to help change and/or save the planet has come.
Vol State is hosting the 6th annual Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee on November 2, 2012 in the Nichols Dining Room presented by the Tennessee Environmental Council.
It is an opportunity for students, citizens, environmental experts, business owners and whoever interested to learn and take action about most important environmental issues.
Gretchen Hagle, the program director of the Tennessee Environmental Council said that they are not just about talking about the issues, but taking action and coming up with solutions.
“A lot of people recognize that they want clean air to breath and no chemicals in their water… No one person can clean our air or our water; we have to work together," said Hagle.
This is the first time for Vol State to host the Summit.
“We are very excited about working with Vol State, and it is very important that students get involved,” Hagel said.
The summit is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. During the Summit individuals will learn about the most important environmental issues during breakout sessions with speakers from places like Bridgestone-Firestone, Nissan, and Mars Candy. There will also be a tree planting on the campus grounds around 2:30 p.m.
Students can get involved by registering for the Summit online at www.sustainabletn.org. The normal registration fee is $75, but the student registration fee is only $15. There are no deadlines for the registration, but Hagel suggests that everyone register a day in advance to ensure there are enough lunches.  

1 comment:

Elizabeth S.O. said...

If we register for the event, are we supposed to stay the whole time? That may sound like a silly question. It's just that I'd love to go, but I have classes tomorrow.