Human Ecology students host sustainability fair

May 3, 2023 | Applied and Natural Sciences, General News, Students

The School of Human Ecology is hosting the Sustainability Fair on May 10, 2023, in Centennial Plaza.

Students are able to come and receive free supplies while learning about becoming more mindful within their consumption habits and the effects they have on the environment.

The students involved in this program will be hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All items are completely free and provided by fellow students through a donation system that is open until May 3.

“We are actively accepting donations in the Integrated and Science Building, the College of Business, Tolliver, Student Center, and in Carson Taylor room 251,” Human Development and Family Science senior Danielle Powers said.

In the past, The School of Human Ecology has put on events such as the financial fair and nutrition panels but this year the focus was on promoting sustainability.

With environment preservation being widely talked about topic, the students felt encouraged to promote this issue. They created the event in a way to make sure it would be enjoyable for the attendees and not feel like a typical classroom lecture.

“It is our first time doing this event,” Human Development and Family Science senior, Annaclaire Mcfarland said. “It is similar to a mini thrift store where we hope to promote people to continue to donate their unwanted items to donate more moving forward.”

Along with providing clothes, the students also are planning to give out free food with recipes that are achievable for the standard college students. Some meals participants can expect to learn include salsa, sweet potato muffins, and red beans and rice.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun but also informative,” Human Ecology student, Marissa Buttone said, “We plan on providing information on sewing, recipes, shelf life and overall communicating the importance of sustainability within our community.”

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This story was written by communications student Madison Plasiance.