Celebrate Sustainability Day at Willamette University

The Sustainability Council at Willamette University will host Sustainability Day Wednesday, Oct. 22, to celebrate sustainability at Willamette and the university's recognition from the National Wildlife Federation as the U.S. campus most engaged in sustainable activities.

The event will begin at noon in the Alumni Lounge with an address by President M. Lee Pelton and the announcement of this year's sustainability mini-grants. Cake and refreshments will be provided.

A Sustainability Fair in Jackson Plaza from 12 to 2:30 p.m. will feature local organizations and companies, and student groups promoting sustainability activities and projects.

After the fair, the Willamette Bike Shop will coordinate activities on Brown Field from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

"The Future of Food" will be shown that evening at 7 p.m. in Smullin 216. At 9 p.m. the University's coffee shop, the Bistro, will end the day with a sustainability themed open-mic night. Those interested in participating should contact the Bistro at (503) 370-6900.

All events are free and open to the public. For event information visit To learn about sustainability at Willamette University, visit