Kent Library Hosting Faire Showcasing Campus, Community Sustainability Efforts

ecologyCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, April 8, 2015 – Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University will hold the first ever Sustainability Faire April 24 to showcase sustainable efforts across campus and throughout the community.

The faire is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the front porch of library and is open to the campus community and the public.

The Sustainability Faire will highlight a variety of vendors presenting Do It Yourself projects featuring informational and “how-to” booths. In case of inclement weather, the faire will be held inside of Kent Library.

Vendors with exhibits will include the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center presenting 3D printing, the Kent Library Student Outreach Committee presenting Jack and the Beanstalk eco-friendly terrariums and Twylla James of Kent Library exhibiting the repurposing of everyday household items.

Other vendors will include Laughing Stalk Farmstead, which will present sustainable and organic farming practices, the Southeast Sustainability Club which will give a presentation on recycling, and Lattitudes LLC, which will have an exhibit on the fair trade store, offering products from developing countries around the world.

Faculty members creating a display will include Hannah Sanders, professor in the Department of Art, who will present screen printing on recycled materials. Additionally, Caroline Kahler, professor and chair of the Department of Art, will present on re-purposing old T-shirts. Emily Denlinger, professor in the Department of Art, will have a display of digital art about recycling and sustainability. Duo Shawn Guiling, professor in the Department of Psychology, and Chris Wubbena, professor in the Department of Art, will present on making furniture out of discarded library books. Gamma Sigma Sigma will sponsor painting bird houses and making bird feeders for the Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Center.

For more information, contact Roxanne Dunn at (573) 986-7446 or rdunn@semo.edu or Zack Tucker at (573) 986-6791 or ztucker@semo.edu.