Hastings College Earth Week events include presentation on ‘Power of Sustainable Thinking’

Hastings College is hosting several events on Saturday, April 28 to celebrate Earth Week, culminating in a keynote presentation on “The Power of Sustainable Thinking” by L. Hunter Lovins. The events are organized by the Hastings College Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC). All events are free and open to the public.

From 10:00 a.m. until noon, there will be a “planting party,” at the Hastings College Hazelrigg Student Union. Community members are invited to this event to plant milkweed seeds in pots for butterflies and other pollinators. All materials will be provided.

At 3:30 p.m., Super Snakes and Terrific Turtles will be presented by Devin Paszek in the Morrison-Reeves Science Center atrium. Paszek, a wildlife biology major, graduated in 2009 from Hastings College. This presentation gives community members an opportunity to get a close look at reptiles while learning about their habitat needs and personality. This is a family friendly event.

The keynote presentation is “The Power of Sustainable Thinking” with L. Hunter Lovins. This presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilson Center auditorium (lower level). The presentation is designed to help community members learn to how to think and behave more sustainably, how they can help change other people’s motivation and how to lead changes at the team or organizational level.

Lovins is the president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, an organization that helps individuals and communities to create profitable sustainable solutions. Natural Capitalism Solutions sponsors the Clean Coalition to have the United States become renewably powered, and student-led groups to combat climate change. Lovins collaborates with businesses, communities and countries to make decisions, strategize and create effective change on multiple levels.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With more than 60 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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