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Speakers at Drury to Teach Sustainability of the Environment

Many universities are finding ways to create "sustainable campuses", which protect the environment and focus on sustaining the Earth's resources. Creators of a sustainable campus at the University of Oregon will visit Drury to teach the university and the community about going green. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.

As students, Karyn Kaplan and Robyn Hathcock created a recycling program at the University of Oregon in 1990. Since then, the program has grown to more than one-thousand students who have worked towards the goal of attaining sustainability of the earth's environment. Michael Hill is the Coordinator for this year's convocation at Drury. He explains what can be expected from their visit.

Kaplan and Hathcock's presentation is titled "Saving the environment, one piece of paper at a time." The presentation will include a climate quiz and a carbon foot print assessment. Hill says it's important for campuses to share their progress in an effort to help each other.

The speakers' visit is a part of Drury's convocation theme, Hope and Action, that celebrates people who put their efforts into creating a better world. Kaplan and Hathcock will be presenting April 3rd at 11am at Clara Thompson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.