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Education and Biblical Stewardship are Goals of Sustainability Week Activities at Taylor

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Sustainability Week, a week during which students and faculty from Taylor University learn about challenges facing the earth’s environment and ways they can act in response to those challenges, is underway on the Upland campus.

According to Dr. Phil Grabowski, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development at Taylor, the goal of the week’s activities is to be better stewards of the planet and environment to the benefit of future generations and as an act of worship.

“Taylor is hosting a series of events to raise awareness among students and the broader community about the need to care for the environment as part of our biblical calling to be good stewards of God’s creation,” he said. “In our modern lifestyle we consume a great deal of resources and create significant amounts of unnecessary waste. Working towards sustainability means taking responsibility for our actions and reducing the indirect harms to other creatures and to other people.”

Events highlighting the weeklong observation began Wednesday and will continue through next Friday.

Wednesday, March 27 Stewards of Creation club meeting Wilberforce Room, Boren Center 7 pm
Thursday, March 28 Planet Earth documentary showing in Cornwall Auditorium 7 pm
Friday, March 29 chapel speaker, Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist with degrees in physics, astronomy, and atmospheric science. She is a professor in the Political Science department at Texas Tech University and has written the book A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions
Friday, March 29 Campus wide Trash Art Competition—pick up materials from Randall 103 beginning at 1 pm
Tuesday, April 2 Sustainability Forum Food Choices and Sustainability: The social, environmental and nutritional effects of what we eat. The forum will include panelists and student testimonials. Cornwall Auditorium 7 pm
Friday, April 5 Trash Art Competition deadline to submit an entry is 12 pm, at Wheeler Stage, Boren Center
Friday, April 5 Trash Art Competition winners announced, Wheeler Stage, 6 pm