The Greening the Curriculum at NMSU initiative hosted a reception for faculty, staff, administrators, students and recruiters in conjunction with the Career Fair on Tuesday, February 3, in Pete V. Domenici Hall Room 109. Giveaways included T-shirts, calculators and other items.
The main theme for the reception was how to “close the loop” among recruiters, jobs for NMSU students, sustainability, and “green” scholarships.
Roseanne Bensley (Associate Director, Career Services) gave a presentation on the importance of obtaining knowledge and skill sets on sustainability. Recruiters from federal agencies, and from business, reported that having a Sustainability Minor is a plus not only for methods to reduce energy use, recycle, and reuse, but also to deal with waste disposal — an area of special importance for corporations who may be fined for delivering computers and screens to a landfill.
joni newcomer (Manager, Environmental Policy and Sustainability) spoke about NMSU’s Sustainability Office and their efforts to involve students with NMSU’s sustainability programs.
David Boje spoke about the new GREENNMSU App which has a scannable code (similar to airline tickets) that can download the app that gives access to courses in sustainability, the minors in the MBA program, and undergraduate courses across four NMSU colleges.
The app also has links for one-time or payroll deduction donations to a green scholarship fund set up in every NMSU college.
NMSU’s Environmental Science Student Organization (E.S.S.O.) student organization and ASNMSU sustainability coordinator spoke of the importance of new students getting involved in acts of sustainability and taking sustainability courses.
Another Greening NMSU event is being planned for Career Expo.