EWC to Host Sustainability Symposium

Friday, September 4th, 2009 • 12:07 pm

September 4, 2009
The Eastern Wyoming College Art Department and Honors Program are hosting a Sustainability Symposium in Torrington. The Symposium activities will begin on September 10 and conclude on September 19. The complete schedule is as follows:
On Thursday, September 10, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, there will be an artist talk in the EWC Fine Arts Lobby. Esther Warren’s display, Functional Art, is available for viewing from August 24-September 18. A reception will also be held upon the conclusion of Ms. Warren’s talk.
The documentary Food, Inc will be shown in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium on Thursday, September 17. The first showing will be at 1:00 pm and the second showing will be at 6:00 pm. A movie discussion will be held following the conclusion of the first showing. Discussion will be lead by Margaret Scoles, Executive Director of the Independent Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) & Jeff Edwards from Wind Harvest Farms. More information about the documentary can be found at www.foodincmovie.com.
On Friday, September 18 there will be a guided tour of Brown Sheep Company from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Transportation will be provided from the EWC parking lot. Please RSVP for this tour. Beginning at 1:00 pm, EWC Construction Technology Faculty, John Ely, will lead a tour of the EWC Energy Efficient Home. At 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm there will be a panel discussion on Sustainability in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium. Topics will include but are not limited to sustainability with food, construction, and bio-fuel. Presenters will be Margaret Scoles, John Ely, Josh Maynard from CU Biodiesel, and a representative from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC).
The Symposium will conclude on Saturday, September 19 with two events scheduled. The first is a Bio-Diesel Workshop to be held in the EWC Chemistry Lab from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm. The workshop will be led by CU Biodiesel, a non-profit student organization dedicated to advancing the use and knowledge of biodiesel, a vegetable based and clean-burning alternative to petroleum diesel. Please RSVP for this workshop and closed toed shoes are recommended. The final event is a guided tour of Wind Harvest Farms provided by Diane & Jeff Edwards. Transportation will be provided from the EWC parking lot and there is a $5 charge which includes picking. All other symposium events and programs are free of charge and open to the public.
For questions or to RSVP for the Symposium, please contact Annie Hilton, Honors Program Director at 307.532.8286 or Daniel Fielder, Art Faculty at 307.532.8291.

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