On February 17th, 2018, Lafayette hosted the LVAIC Sustainability Conference. Students and professors from Lafayette and neighboring colleges presented on topics related to campus engagement on sustainability initiatives, sustainable agriculture, energy and waste, sustainable buildings, and climate change and biodiversity loss. Students also presented sustainability-related research posters and the event featured filmmaker Kirsi Jansa as keynote speaker. Lafayette students presented on the LaSeed library collaboration between LaFarm and Skillman Library, the newly established Food Recovery student organization, prevention of avian collisions into windows on campus, the construction of Rockwell Integrated Science Center, the environmental studies capstone project on the future of LaFarm, and on LaFarm’s irrigation system.
The conference was the perfect opportunity for students from different colleges to discuss the challenges they share in establishing sustainable initiatives on campus and provided a place for them to share their ideas and solutions.