Career Closet & Move-In Day
Tuesday, January 17 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
To help our students, Penn State Great Valley is collecting clothing and essential living items for students, recent graduates, and others. Any money collected from the event will be donated to the campus. For more information, contact us at [email protected].
What to donate to the Career Closet (all clothing must be clean and on hangers):
- Skirt suits
- Pant suits
- Dress slacks
- Dress shirts
- Oxford shirts
- Solid color polo shirts
- Appropriate length skirts
- Dress shoes
What to donate to Move-In Day:
- Air fryer
- Rice cooker
- Slow cooker
- Artificial plants
- Wall art
- Decorative pillows
- Power tools
- Hand tools
- Nails, screws, etc.
- Pots & pans
- Cooking utensils
- Eating utensils
- Side tables
- Floor lamps
- Table lamps
- Light bulbs
- New or gently used area rugs
- TVs & speakers
- Holiday décor
Eating for the Environment
Tuesday, January 24 | 12:00 p.m.
Simply adding one vegan meal to your diet each week can have a profound impact on our environment and on your health! In a 2006 report, the United Nations confirmed that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. According to the Water Education Foundation, it takes an estimated 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef in California. Just ONE vegan meal could save 2,500 gallons of water!
A plant-based diet reduces inflammation, cholesterol, and hormonal imbalance. Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn found through her research that “a vegan diet caused more than 500 genes to change in three months, turning on genes that prevent disease and turning off genes that cause cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.”
It can be difficult to imagine adopting a plant-based diet. Many of us hold misconceptions about protein content, satiety effect, taste, and cost. Join Greyhound Café chef Joseph Solar and the Penn State Great Valley Sustainability Committee to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet and to explore hearty and delicious recipes and preparation methods to incorporate plant-based meals into your diet. Bring your questions, concerns, and appetite!
This event will take place in the Musser Auditorium. There is a $5 registration fee.
Watershed Friendly Property Practices
Tuesday, February 7 | 12:00 p.m.
You can help protect Pennsylvania’s watershed! Meagan Hopkins-Doerr, Penn State Extension master watershed steward coordinator for Chester and Delaware Counties, will teach us how to follow a few simple guidelines to manage your property to protect area streams and rivers, and will share information about how to certify your property. This session will touch on urban properties (renters and people with small lots to no control of outside land) and large property (campuses and municipalities). Learn how to improve and maintain the quality of water resources and habitat for wildlife and pollinators.
This event will take place in-person in Room 222.
2023 Penn State Great Valley StepBet Challenge
Saturday, March 18 to Friday, April 21
Penn State Great Valley - let's get on our feet! Are you ready to challenge yourself and win a cash prize? Join the Penn State Great Valley Sustainability Committee in the 2023 Penn State Great Valley StepBet Challenge!
How it works:
- The cost to participate is $10, and the challenge is open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and family of the Penn State Great Valley campus community. If you complete this challenge, you will get your money back and then some.
- You will need a fitness tracker (FitBit, Apple Watch, iPhone, Garmin, or Android).
- The game is five weeks long. Each week, you need to meet your active goal on four days and your power goal on two days. What you do on the other day is up to you!
- The first week of the game is a “warm-up week” where no players will be eliminated. Use it to get a feel for your goals and figure out your strategy for the rest of the game.
- Miss your goals and you will no longer be eligible to split the pot.
Game Code: PSGV
Have questions or need help getting started? Email [email protected].
Rethinking Fast Fashion
Wednesday, March 22 | 12:00 p.m.
One garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to landfills every second! In a world of accelerating demand, entire business models are built on the premise of “fast fashion,” providing clothes cheaply and quickly to consumers through shorter fashion cycles. This linear fashion model of buying, wearing, and quickly discarding clothes negatively impacts people and the planet. Join Julie Stanton, professor of business at Penn State Brandywine, to learn more about fast fashion's social, environmental, and economic ramifications.
Stanton’s expertise is in consumer interest in organic and other niche foods, and in food marketing channels between developing and developed country markets. She seeks both to create capable business professionals as well as to foster their greater sensitivity to the global business environment, and encourages students to examine course topics in the context of developing country conditions.
This event will take place via Zoom.