USU Museum of Anthropology: Building a Sustainable Community
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012
(photo from Museum of Anthropology website)
Nat Frazer, chair of the Utah State University Sustainability Council, is the next guest at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology as the “green” movement is in the spotlight at the next Saturdays at the Museum activity.
The museum, with the help of Frazer, will explore the green movement in Cache Valley Saturday, Sept. 15. Frazer, who speaks at 1 p.m. at the museum, will discuss sustainability in Utah and other topics. A question and answer session follows.
Families attending the Saturday activities can decorate and keep reusable grocery bags throughout the day. Those interested are also encouraged to peruse the USU Sustainability Council’s website (sustainability.usu.edu) to learn how to be more sustainable.
“Did you know USU became the first Tree Campus USA of Utah, or that there are seven LEED certified buildings at Utah State University sites — two silver, three gold and two platinum? These are just a few of the things that make USU and Cache Valley a green place to live,” said Diana Azevedo, a museum assistant. “Reducing our carbon footprint is something we all can do in small ways that have huge impact. We’ve all heard, ‘Reduce – Reuse – Recycle,’ and knowing that USU is joining in that is great to hear.”
In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Funding for the Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.
The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.
For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.
The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- USU Anthropology Program
- USU Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
- USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Source: Museum of Anthropology
Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, firstname.lastname@example.org