Lipscomb University Sustainability News
Lipscomb Academy host recycling day for the Nashville community
Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University offered the community two opportunities to recycle household items such as electronics, fluorescent lights, inkjet cartridges and outdated medications that standard recycling drop sites normally don’t accept.
Human Doc Special Screening- The Hand that Feeds- December 2nd 6:30pm
HumanDocs Special: The Hand that Feeds. As you know, this term, the College of Leadership and Public Service has held a series of Collaborative Conversations around immigration. As part of that ongoing prac-ademic (integrated practice and academics) conversation, your colleague Eleanor Phillips is moderating a panel following the screening of the documentary The Hand that Feeds. The event starts at 6:30. Come watch the documentary and listen to the panel discussion. Eleanor is pursuing a concentration in Food System Sustainability, finishing an elective course on the same topic. I'm confident that she will bring a perspective informed with passion and knowledge to the questions she poses to the panel.
Undergraduate students visit the water treatment plant
Visiting the water treatment plant was not a field trip I intentionally was excited about, but interested to see how our water is treated and returned to the river. The plant was impressive to me in many ways.
ISP faculty member Dr. Janice Frew Dyer in the news with the opening of Whole Foods in Huntsville, AL.
The Food Bank is excited about last Saturday's opening of the Whole Foods Market Huntsville! Pictured here is the Farm Food Collaborative's Janice Dyer accepting a check from Whole Foods that will provide 25,000 meals to neighbors in need.
Undergraduate students learn first hand about the Cheatham Dam
On Tuesday, November 10th, the students in both the Water Resource Management and Intro to Sustainable Energy classes took a trip to Cheatheam Dam.
Spider seminar with Eric Hillstrom at Lipscomb University on November 18th at 3:00pm in Hughes 110.
During this seminar, I will discuss general spider anatomy as well as some distinguishing characteristics among spider families. I will then proceed to show some photographs of spiders and walk through some of the key identifying characteristics of those spiders. This will leave you with some basic tools to identify some common spiders in Tennessee as well as the vocabulary to discuss with others how you were able to identify certain spiders. Throughout the lecture, there will be fun facts, anecdotal spider stories, and some disillusioning of some common spider misconceptions. At the end there will be a brief period for questions. I hope to see you there!
Radnor Lake bird walk with ISP Alum Flo Oakes
I am a Lipscomb ISP alum currently working with the Christian conservation organization, Nashville A Rocha.During my time at Lipscomb, I found that my connection to God and the world around me increased greatly as I studied the intricacies of surrounding ecosystems, the magnificence of God’s provision through plant and animal adaptation, and most of all, the names of the rivers, plants, and animals specific to our geographic region.
Preview day at the Institute for Sustainable Practice
The Institute for Sustainable Practice hosted Preview Day on Saturday, November 7th. Preview Day is a prospective student event held once a semester for those interested in learning more about the graduate programs offered in sustainability.
“Merchants of Doubt” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion Raises Climate Change Awareness, Encourages and Empowers This Generation of Students
On Wednesday, October 28th, Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice partnered with the College of Arts and Sciences’ HumanDocs series to hold a special screening of “Merchants of Doubt.” This documentary exposes powerful groups of propagandists who drive public opinion in the favor of large corporations. The film traces the tobacco industry’s scheme to cast doubt on scientific data that claim cigarettes cause cancer and are addictive. The filmmakers draw parallels between this phenomenon and a more recent one, in which powerful beneficiaries of the fossil fuel industry use similar tactics to make it seem as if the scientific community is not in consensus about whether climate change is occurring and caused by human activity.
ISP Partners with Nashville International Center of Education to Help Refugees
This semester, Lipscomb's Institute for Sustainable Practice is partnering with Nashville International Center for Education (NICE) in a "Buddies" program at McMurray Middle School. With help from students in our SALT-enhanced Environmental Biology course, refugee ESL students from McMurray are improving their English language skills by learning about Earth and the environment. Lipscomb students have accompanied refuge students on field trips to Warner Nature Canter and Shelby Bottoms Nature Center. After the field trip to Shelby Bottoms, some students called the Cumberland River the ocean. But after Environmental Biology students conducted a lesson on freshwater and saltwater, and where these different kinds of water are found, the students understood that the Cumberland is a river and is the source of our drinking water.