Larynn Cutshaw ’17

Project TitleGEOG 499: Sustainability Seminar
Other Student Participants – Ryan Bishop ’18, Eva Blockstein ’19, Maddy Coalmer ’17, Sarah Hanes ’18, Emily Howald ’17, James Ormerod ’17, Elizabeth Sommerdorf ’17, Sydney Spotts ’17
Mentor – John Krygier

During the Spring of 2017, students of Geog 499 and faculty member John Krygier are working on sustainability projects including planning May Move Out, enhancing the reusable food containers, collaborating for green week activities, and organizing various gardening and food projects at OWU. The students are also involved with revising and promoting a campus-wide sustainability plan. There is a growing interest in sustainability on campus but little funding for projects, little comprehensive knowledge, and no sustainability coordinator. With some effort of a few students, faculty, and staff this challenge can be met. The main objectives for the group have been expanding learning opportunities for students who want to be more involved in sustainability on campus and actually changing university infrastructure to make sustainability possible.