Stony Brook University’s Center for Civic Justice hosted a community dialogue titled “We Voted, Now What?” on Nov. 4 as the country held its breath for a second night in a row in anticipation of the election results.
Dressed from head to toe in garbage, Stony Brook Environmental Club president Condrea Zhuang paraded through the Earthstock Festival, Stony Brook University’s largest sustainability celebration on campus, on Friday, April 19.
Located between Circle Road and the Simons Center is a field of mud, a collection of strange-looking offices and a building that emits smoke. This area is dedicated to the Office of Sustainability’s Facilities and Services division, tasked with providing Stony Brook University with reliable power, installing sustainable technologies and initiatives and monitoring the campus’s consumption of energy. James O’Connor, the director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, oversees this effort, making sure different divisions work together in this goal.
The event coordinator for the club, Jane Karetny, came up with the event idea after she found out a professor from the sustainability program took his class to visit the sewage plant. Karetny says it is important to understand the process of sewage.
The audience of the “Fukushima: One Year Later” panel could not help but be quiet as they listened about the effects of the nuclear disaster after a significant earthquake and tsunami hit Japan this time last year.