Greener BeeGreen LivingLearn about ‘green’ lifestyle at Sustainable Living Fair

Members of the UB community can learn how to lead a
“greener” lifestyle at the ninth annual Sustainable
Living Fair on Sept. 27.

The free fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Student Union, North Campus. It is co-sponsored by the Professional
Staff Senate’s Sustainable Living Committee, Campus Life,
Parking and Transportation, United University Professions and
Campus Dining and Shops.

“The Professional Staff Senate, through its Sustainable
Living Committee, is committed to improving the lives of all UB
community members through a better understanding of what
sustainability is,” says Don Erb, senior sustainability
associate in the Office of Student Life and co-chair of the
Sustainable Living Committee. “Appreciating the three pillars
of sustainability — economic growth, social progress and
environmental stewardship — opens us up to more effectively
helping our community and the world community to live the
philosophy of providing ‘enough for everyone forever,’
as we are all connected to each other.”

In an effort to incorporate those three pillars of
sustainability, the fair this year will feature three interactive
workshops that address these topics, notes Janiece Jankowski,
circulation manager for the UB Libraries and co-chair of the
Sustainable Living Committee.

The lineup of workshops:

  • How our Employee Assistance Program can support and sustain UB
    staff, presented by Neil McGillicuddy, employee assistance
    consultant, 11 a.m.
  • Finding a sustainability job or internship, presented by Ed
    Brodka, career counselor with Career Services, 11:30 a.m.
  • Do you want New York State to sell off its state parks? Find
    out how this can happen and what you can do to prevent this from
    happening, sponsored by UUP, noon and 12:30 p.m.

More than 40 representatives from local and national nonprofit
organizations, businesses and clubs, as well as campus-based
organizations, also will be available to offer information on how
attendees can reduce their environmental footprint.

The event will include the Pride of New York, a program
showcasing organic and local produce, dairy products and fresh
baked goods from Western New York farms, fields and kitchens.

“Sustainability can be more inclusive than we all might
think,” Jankowski notes. “So come join us and learn
about aspects of sustainability that you didn’t consider or
might surprise you.”

More information about the fair and a full list of vendors can
be found on the
Professional Staff Senate’s website

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