By: Sarah E Bull
On Saturday December 2, IU South Bend’s sustainability club is planning a trip to the Greening the Statehouse meeting in Danville.
Greening the Statehouse is a forum where like-minded Hoosiers can discuss conservation, sustainably, and learn about strides the state has made in going green. This year’s forum will include a presentation by Mitch Hescox, and will focus on teaching citizens how to better organize and communicate with each other regarding environmental issues.
This is the tenth year this forum has been put on, and IU South Bend Students have often attended, with great personal benefit.
Nick Lyon, a member of the sustainability club who attended last year’s GTS, was surprised by how many people sincerely care about our earth. “There was easily 200-300 people there to talk about the environment. I learned a lot about new startups and petition, how the water in flint Michigan is poisoned also. I would definitely recommend it to anyone even if it is only for networking.”
Krista Bailey, IUSBs Sustainability Center Director, encourages students to attend, “This event has been inspiring to students, to see the depth and breadth of environmental initiatives taking place in Indiana. It is a god place to learn about what policy and activist approaches are going on across the state.”
A minivan will be rented for students, wishing to attend, and there is the option of carpooling. Tickets are ten dollars for students and a vegetarian lunch will be provided. This is a great experience for students interested in activism and the environment and the sustainability club is looking forward to another fantastic year.