South Suburban College to Host Sustainability Month Events

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The South Suburban College (SSC) Sustainability Committee is hosting a wide range of events in recognition of National Sustainability Month. The SSC Sustainability Committee was established in 2011 to coordinate the college’s efforts in sustainability leadership within its community. All of the following events will be held at the Main Campus— 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, IL.

Oak Sapling and Compost Giveaway sponsored by the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Wednesday, October 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Atrium
The first 100 participants will receive an 18-inch oak sapling, planting and care instructions, along with additional information regarding the benefits of trees and one bag of MWRD Compost.

World Food Day
Wednesday, October 16, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Performing Arts Center Lobby
A “Mats for the Homeless” demonstration will be provided by Professor Millicent Collier. Plastic bags are needed to make “plarn” to weave the mats. Bags may be dropped at the Service Learning box located at Campus Police.

Movie Day: “What the Health?”
October 16, 12 noon, Lecture Hall B
This film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Food Sustainability Lecture
October 16, 1:30 p.m., Lecture Hall B
Fred Carter from Black Oaks Center will lecture on food scarcity, farming sustainability, Food Deserts, and Hunger.

Campus Tree Walk
Wednesday, October 23, 2:15 p.m., Cafeteria
A guided tour will be provided by Dr. Eric Myers, faculty member in the Life Sciences Department, showcasing SSC’s hundreds of tree species on campus.

Annual Campus Clean Up Sponsored by Home Depot
Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 p.m., Cafeteria
Gloves, Water, Bags, and Pizza will be provided.

For Sustainability related questions, please contact Rebecca Garcia at (708) 596-2000, ext. 6042, or email