February 13, 2009
Written by: Jessica Behnham
Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture in conjunction with the American Institute of Architecture Students will host a symposium and workshop April 15-16 that will focus on making its campus more environmentally friendly.
The goal of the symposium is to develop a green action plan that is backed by Texas Tech administration and facilities planners and can be implemented to help reduce energy usage and paper waste on campus.
Through a series of panel discussions and workshops led by two nationally recognized experts in green campuses and economies, event organizers hope to glean input from students, staff and faculty with expertise in fields such as sustainable design, engineering, economics and water conservation before hunkering down with university managers and leaders to hammer out a green campus action plan.
The event is funded by a grant from the CH Foundation and will take place in conjunction with a two-week series of events that are part of a “Spring into Green” initiative.
Spring into Green includes a week focused on sustainable design and a week devoted to green living. It strives to educate the university on ways to make Texas Tech a more environmentally friendly campus.