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Green New Deal Town Hall

Your Sustainable Lawrence University Update


Green New Deal Town Hall
Saturday, May 18th, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cinema, Warch Campus Center

The event is a town hall in which students will discuss and advocate for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey’s Green New Deal, a 10-year plan to mobilize the U.S. towards 100% renewable energy while creating millions of good, high-wage jobs. This event is part of the Sunrise Movement, an organization of young people who are committed to bringing climate change to the forefront of the American consciousness.

This event is hosted by Greenfire, a group of Lawrence students committed to environmental political activism and sustainable living. Community members, staff, and students from all political backgrounds and walks of life are invited to attend and learn from each other.  

What we’re doing:

  • LU Food Recovery Network and Bon Appetit are partnering up to expand the Weigh the Waste program. Be on the look out for this team effort which will involve weighing food waste from Andrew Commons 3 times per week. Learn more about the Food Recovery Network as a national organization here.
  • Keep an eye out for the demonstration beehive that is going up outside the south-facing windows on the 4th floor of the Warch Campus Center. This project will contribute to research by the students in Professor Del Toro’s lab and will serve as a unique way to educate the Lawrence community of the importance of pollinators!