Sustainable Awareness Week at WVU, hosted by SGA, WECAN, & SustainU

It is Sustainable Awareness week at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. The Student Government Association in partnership with WECAN (WVU Environmental Conservation Awareness Now) and SustainU, will be hosting events that encourage and educate participants on how they can easily live a sustainable lifestyle. The festivities are Monday-Friday, February 7-11 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Mountainlair.

The week’s events will focus on sustainable initiatives that are easy for students to implement. In the Mountainlair, various booths will be set up giving away t-shirts, water bottles, CFL light bulbs, shower timers, and light switch covers. The theme of this year’s Sustainable Awareness Week at WVU is to show students how easily they can make a positive impact on the environment. By using water bottles instead of vending machines, switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, shortening shower times, and wearing clothing made of recycled materials, students can help the environment without making major lifestyle changes. The goal of this week is to show students that by altering a few minor aspects of their daily lives, they can easily live a sustainable lifestyle.

SustainU CEO Chris Yura will be speaking as a part of the week’s schedule. On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Chris will be in the Gluck Theater in the Mountainlair at 1 p.m. discussing simple ways to implement an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

For more information, please see the following links for event and sponsorship details

WVU Sustainable Awareness Week

WVU Student Government Association

WECAN