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College part of new sustainability Web site

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Human Ecology faculty are among the leaders on a new Web site that elaborates on efforts across campus to make K-State more sustainable.

The K-State Sustainability web site includes directories, courses, research and projects, ways for people to get involved, and a news blog.

Among the listings are:

  • Research in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design by Sherry Haar, associate professor, and graduate students Cosette Armstrong and Aditi Shukla.
  • Work of Tonatiuh Melgarejo, assistant professor in the Department of Human Nutrition.

“This Web site can help connect people for interdisciplinary research projects, service learning projects and more. For instance, if instructors are wanting to develop class projects, they could tie in with ongoing sustainability efforts by our facilities department," said Ben Champion, K-State's director of sustainability.

"What we really want to do is work with other sustainability professionals throughout Kansas," he said. "We want it to be about the needs of Kansas, not just K-State. This is a way that K-State can provide leadership in sustainability. We can help create a statewide network for sustainability throughout higher education in Kansas."

This article was posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.