Sustainability is a word we might hear now and then, but do we really understand what it means?
To promote sustainability awareness at San Diego State, the Enviro-Business Society, or e3, sponsored by USA Network, Associated Students, the Physical Plant and Aztec Shops, is hosting Sustainability Day beginning at noon tomorrow in Aztec Center.
Public relations and business administration senior Erica Johnson and psychology senior Amanda Costa, e3 co-presidents, described sustainability as the utilization of resources in a way that preserves the Earth for future generations.
Sustainability Day will begin with a Sustainable fair on Centennial Walkway. Several businesses and organizations that practice and promote sustainability will be featured at the fair, such as Flexcar, a car-sharing company that uses low-emission vehicles. Organic food companies such as Guayaki and Sambazon Acai will also have booths.
Other activities include a rally on the Free Speech Steps, two musical performances, a film screening and an eco-friendly fashion show. The event will close with SDSU President Stephen Weber signing the Committee for Sustainability.
E3 is a non-profit student organization at San Diego State and is open to students of all majors. Some issues the group will focus on this year include the creation of transportation lanes on campus for bicyclists and skateboarders, as well as adding more recycling bins on campus, according to Johnson and Costa. The organization’s goal is to spread awareness about sustainability not just in San Diego but to other campuses around the country and to make all students conscious of their decisions and the impact they may have on the world.