"Life of a Water Bottle” – Presentation discussing the different phases of constructing, filling, distributing, using, and recycling plastic water bottles. An activity will follow the presentation, in which participants can repurpose plastic water bottles into coin banks using paint and craft supplies (pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, construction paper, & markers) for use in fundraising efforts or coin collection
“Carbon Footprint Investigators” – Interactive media presentation on the carbon footprint that each student has on their surrounding environment, including transportation impact, diet considerations, and conservation of energy. Example products promoting sustainability will be brought and given as prizes for correct answers to presented questions.
“Enough is Enough” – Presentation analyzing food waste on a college campus, and how college students can utilize dining centers more effectively to ensure that excess food is not being thrown away. Additionally, the presentation will analyze fair-trade and organic food practices, to see how these techniques lead to a more sustainable process for developing food products. Fair-trade coffee and chocolate will be served for participants.
“Time for a CHANGE” – Presentation discussing financial sustainability, and how college students can better budget their expenses (food, living, entertainment, and educational) in a meaningful manner on their own. Alternatives to current life practices will be presented and a visual of the build up of daily actions will be presented via M&M candies.
"Fast Fashion" - Presentation describing the different ways the fast fashion industry is harming women and vulnerable people around the world and what students can do to address the issue. It addresses the issues regarding employment and worker treatment, as well as how the issue is perpetuated. Activity at the end allows students to make a no-sew bag out of an old t-shirt they own.
"Microplastics" - What are micro plastics? Why and how does it matter to us? This presentation will answer those questions and emphasize why we have to care about microplastics in our life. This presentation also highlights solutions we can practice in our living, to mitigate the global issue from our small actions.
"Modern Slavery and Food" - Presentation discussing the effects of modern slavery throughout the supply chain and what you can do as a student to address the issue. Students learn about occurrences of the issue within and outside the country, as well as how the problem still continues. Activity at the end allows students to calculate the probability their way of life is touched by modern slavery.
"Weathering the Storm" - A discussion on mental health and how students can normalize having serious conversations with themselves and others. Participation with the discussion allows students to take home sheet masks for a little self-care.