During fall 2011, SMU students are participating in a conference sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in Pittsburgh.
An update from Leslie, a sophomore environmental engineering and Spanish major: Sunday Our first day at AASHE started off great! Our group thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of picking up trash along the river in Pittsburgh with Friends of River. Climbing through the vegetation to retrieve the various bottles, cans and bags that were deposited there was an adventure. My sense of adventure was enhanced even more as I listened to the first keynote speaker for the Student Summit, Bill Mckibben, speak of how we must put into action all of the wonderful ideas that are formed during the conference in order to attempt to make a difference in climate change. His speech impressed the urgency with which our Earth’s situation [...]