‘You Only Have Earth’ Video and Poster Competition
YOHE is the theme for this year’s Sustainability Video and Poster Competition. SU Showcase is seeking original work by students who want to raise awareness about the way humans are treating the Earth and the potential for positive change. Winning entries will appear on the SU home page during Earth Week and all over campus.
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WILDER Compound Project Promotes Sustainability
Sustainability at Syracuse University is a collaboration between our educational mission and a thriving urban core. This spring semester, students are getting a hands-on, immersive introduction to resilience and urban sustainability in a series of weekend workshops sponsored by SU Showcase for Sustainability. At the same time, they are gaining a new appreciation for the city of Syracuse. Augie Cummings, a freshman in VPA (film studies), had not heard positive things about the city before but, he says, “This is changing my ideas about the city.”
The project consists of 6 Saturday afternoon workshops that are meant to encourage students to cultivate self-reliance and sustainable living. Through the workshops students are learning community organizing and web design, repair old bikes, create bike-powered phone chargers, build an earth oven, construct a geodesic dome, and grow their own food. Read more…