On Wednesday, the Center for Sustainability and Environment (CSE) hosted its annual fall Green Day event in the Science
Atrium. This event brought on-campus faculty, some off-campus companies and groups as well as students together to talk
about making the campus more sustainable.
Delia Nieves, a member of CSE and senior from Cleveland said she hopes Albion will give its residents more information about sustainability by way of recycling.
“I feel like the school or the city could present better information to students
about what can and cannot be recycled,” Neives said, adding that it “would be a start to a better system on campus of keeping trash out of parking lots.”
Earth and Environment Department Chair Carrie Menold also attended Green Day, and worked on a temperature blanket she began knitting at the start of the year.
Menold started the blanket because she has been looking for new ways to present data on how climate change has affected the city of Albion. When 2023 started Menold said she bought “an excessive amount of colorful yarn and got to work.”
“It’s just a matter of going out and collecting the data every day. I carry around a little notebook with all of my data in it, which as you can imagine looks pretty hilarious,” Menold said.
Menold is looking forward to knowing while using the blanket that she is going to be, as she said, “under a year’s worth of Albion.” This blanket for Menold is a way of taking a hobby she has and using it to convey data and present a new way of communicating the changes going on around us.