Oklahoma City University will celebrate Sustainability Week with a series of events next week.
Through sustainable initiatives in the dining facilities and campus store, film screenings and guest speakers, OCU hopes to encourage the campus community and the public to adopt environmentally friendly habits.
Events that are free and open to the public include:
* Screening of the animated film “The Lorax” at 6 p.m. and the documentary “Tapped” at 8 p.m. Monday in the theater in Oklahoma United Methodist Hall on Kentucky Avenue between N.W. 23rd and N.W. 27th streets
* Blind taste test demonstration between tap and bottled water brands from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday next to the cafeteria in University Center
* Screening of “Wall-E” at 6 p.m. and the documentary “Carbon Nation” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the theater in Oklahoma United Methodist Hall
* Presentation at 11:30 a.m. Friday by Jennifer Gooden, director of the City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability, in the Dawson-Loeffler Science and Mathematics Center on J.R. Homsey Drive and Kentucky Avenue about the city’s sustainability efforts and those of peer cities.
The OCU Campus Store will promote their sustainable and environmentally friendly merchandise.
The menu in the campus cafeteria will have a sustainability theme and free coffee will be provided at Alvin’s Café on campus for those who bring a refillable coffee mug.
OCU Sustainability Week is coordinated by the students of the Liberal Arts Seminar: Sustainability and the Environment class under the direction of biology professor Adam Ryburn.