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GreenFest encourages the SDSU community to engage in a sustainable lifestyle. (Credit: GreenFest) GreenFest encourages the SDSU community to engage in a sustainable lifestyle. (Credit: GreenFest)

GreenFest Returns to Campus

The week-long festivities provide the SDSU community with tools that help lead a sustainable lifestyle.
By SDSU News Team

A week-long series of events will encourage the San Diego State University community to engage in a sustainable lifestyle when SDSU hosts the ninth annual GreenFest through March 4.

This year’s festivities include a brunch for eco-friendly campus commuters, an environmentally conscious business fair, speakers discussing the preservation of national parks, as well as a concert.

Sponsored by SDSU's Associated Students and the university’s Enviro-Business Society, GreenFest aims to connect with the campus community and showcase sustainable practices.

“This event is a great way to educate students on our three pillars:, sustainability, diversity and Aztec pride," said Linda Dawood, GreenFest chair. “Sustainability is such an important aspect at SDSU and we interact with many students at GreenFest who want to learn about becoming more sustainable in their daily lives.”

Associated Students is at the forefront of building a more sustainable campus. The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union recently achieved LEED Double Platinum status, a recognition shared by fewer than two dozen facilities around the world. The Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Children’s Center and the Aztec Recreation Center have also achieved LEED status and Associated Students is on target to receive LEED certification for all its facilities by 2020.

For a full list of GreenFest events, visit the events page.

Recycling competition

Running concurrently with GreenFest is RecycleMania, a national tournament of universities competing to minimize waste. During the first week of the competition, SDSU came in 15th place out of 77 universities competing in the total waste minimization category.

Scoreboards placed across campus allow students, faculty and staff to keep track of how SDSU is doing in the competition. Recyclemania runs through April 1.