Sierra Nevada College student Aaron Vanderpool and Andy Rost, associate professor at SNC, began using software such as Google Earth to learn how to model watersheds.The team got a grant for $9,000 from NASA to carry out the project. The faculty was given $5,000 in grant money, and the student was given $4,000.
From 11 a.m. to roughly 5 p.m. there will be information booths from local nonprofits on Patterson Lawn, who will be providing knowledge and prizes with regards to an Eco Swap, reusable bags, seed cups, SNC Food Waste, swag from the L.N.T. Campaign and free local, organic, vegan and vegetarian treats!
It takes a lot of will power for me to bite my tongue when I see someone in Tahoe buying a single use plastic water bottle. Sometimes I can keep my opinion to myself, but as those of you who know me will understand, it’s really hard for me to do so.
It stills amazes me that I see people buying plastic water bottles around here. I understand – kind of – if you are out and about and you somehow forgot to bring your reusable water bottle, and you just had to buy that single use plastic water bottle. I get that. But why keep on buying single use plastic water bottles time and time again?
SGA funds new Vapur water refill station in Prim library to reduce amount of waste created by plastic water bottles and offer students chilled Tahoe Tap.
The LNT (Leave No Trace) Campaign at Sierra Nevada College is here! Random acts of sustainability are being watched! Staff, faculty, resident assistants and student government members will be taking notice of students who are achieving the goal of bringing the LNT principles to an urban setting.
1) Plan Ahead and Prepare: Poorly prepared people, when presented with unexpected situations, often resort to high-impact solutions that degrade the outdoors or put themselves at risk. Proper planning leads to less impact. When heading to campus, pack a lunch, bring to-go containers and/or a water bottle and leave yourself plenty of time to walk, bike, pick your friend up for carpooling and/or park at the church lot.
Through internships and service learning, Sierra Nevada College students are involved in a local nonprofit organization called Sustainable Tahoe, whose goal is to shift Tahoe’s outdated tourism model to one that connects visitors with Lake Tahoe and inspires a passion to interact with the lake in a sustainable way.
Kapilananda Mondal, a businessman from India, will speak at Sierra Nevada College from 5-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in Prim Library. He will also visit 12 other schools this year to talk about how he is using microfinance to create a sustainable community.
Sustainability has progressed as Sierra Nevada College grows. The timeline illustrates how far SNC has come.