Yay! It’s Sustainuary!

Lawrenceville has a perfect – and environmentally friendly – solution to the winter doldrums: Sustainuary! For the next four weeks, Lawrentians are pumping up their efforts to make the campus greener than ever through everything from food waste and water reduction challenges to the 13th annual Trashion Show. Students will even harvest sap from campus maple trees to produce syrup for the School dining halls.
 
“As we hunker down in the depths of winter - freezing temperatures and short days are made warmer and brighter by our month long eco-awareness program, Sustainuary,” explained Sustainability Director Sam Kosoff.
 
Events are still being added to the schedule, but students can look forward to National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrèr's talk at School Meeting on February 7. She will discuss climate change adaptation and solutions. Music fans won’t want to miss the Eco-Coffeehouse in the Bath House on January 26, 6:30 p.m. – please bring your own water bottles for beverages. The dining halls will serve special, eco-friendly meals throughout Sustainuary and there’s even a candlelit Dinner in the Dark happening on Valentine’s Day.
 
Sustainuary concludes with Lawrenceville’s annual Trashion Show, happening on February 14 during School Meeting. Here, Houses will team up to make haute couture clothing (or something close to it) from items usually considered trash, including old newspapers, plastic bags, bottles, and more.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
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