Sustainability Team Offers Series of Green Talks at Sims Library

Green Talks at Sims Library

Sims Library and the Sustainability Center are hosting a series of Green Talks focused on environmental issues and making the University more sustainable. This collaboration is leading a campus-wide campaign to promote ecological awareness at Southeastern. The series began earlier this month with a talk about recycling and reducing waste on campus.

For the next Green Talk on February 27, the topic is “Saving Green: Southeastern’s Commitment to Renewable Energy.” The session will focus on the University’s sustainable initiatives including solar energy, wind turbines, and water reclamation ponds. The Physical Plant is currently in the final phase of the nation’s second largest project involving a hybrid geothermal energy system -- the 556-room student housing project of Ascension and Twelve Oaks Halls.  

“Each of the Green Talks will last about 30-minutes, followed by a question and answer session,” said Alejandro Martinez, Sustainability Manager at Southeastern’s Physical Plant. “We hope this will accommodate Southeastern staff and students who wish to attend.” “We’re inviting everyone to these lunch and learn sessions, to hear about Southeastern’s exciting Green initiatives," said Eric Johnson, Sims Library Director. "The Green Talks will cover issues impacting South Louisiana and its ecological diversity. The series will also help us learn better stewardship of campus resources through recycling, waste reduction, and sustainability initiatives.” All sessions of the Green Talks series will begin at noon on the Library's 3rd-floor near the elevators.

Future Green Talks include:

  • March 13 -- “Green Business. Green Jobs” -- presented by Dr. Robert Moreau
  • March 26 -- “All About Food” -- Dr. David Burley discusses food issues, including the local food movement.
  • April 10 -- “Earth Day at 50: A Brief History of the Environmental Movement” -- presented by Dr. Robert Moreau, introducing key figures such as Teddy Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, and Jimmy Carter.

For more information, contact Angie Balius, Outreach Librarian, at phone (985)-549-3898 or

Monday, February 25, 2019 10:49:01 AM CST