Missouri S&T will showcase its environmental and alternative energy
initiatives on Sept. 11, 2008, when the campus hosts “Greenfest” in
coordination with the Tour of Missouri event occurring that day in Rolla.
“The purpose of the event is to celebrate Missouri S&T’s commitment to
becoming a green campus that is focused on environmental sustainability and
energy conservation,” says Angela Rolufs, director of Missouri S&T’s
Institute for Environmental Excellence. Greenfest is being coordinated by
students who are enrolled in the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy, with
assistance from Rolufs.
Greenfest activities coincide with the Tour of Missouri stop in Rolla that
same day. Tour of Missouri, a cycling competition involving cyclists from more
than 20 countries, will cover more than 600 miles of the state from Sept. 8-14.
The cyclists stop in Rolla on the afternoon of Sept. 11 and depart the
following morning from nearby St. James, Mo., just east of Rolla.
Greenfest events for the day include:
- Displays of Missouri S&T research and projects related to environmental
sustainability, alternative energy and energy conservation from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
outside the Curtis Laws Wilson Library on campus.
- “Climate Change, Energy and Water Challenges: What Can We Do,” a
presentation by Dr. Gene Whitney, manager of the energy section of the Library
of Congress’s Congressional Research Service, at 1 p.m. in Room 125
Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building. Whitney is also the former assistant
director for environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology
- The Greenfest concert, featuring local bands, beginning at 4 p.m. at the
Puck on the main campus mall.
- Interactive environmental and energy activities for all ages, presented by
representatives from SCOPE (Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and
Exploration) at the Saint Louis Science Center.
For more information about Greenfest, contact Rolufs at 573-341-7500 or