CSI "Green Week" Continues All Week Long


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - All this week the College of Southern Idaho's Sustainability Council has scheduled 7 full days of activities and event to help celebrate this years "Green Week".

On Saturday, the week started off with the semi–annual CSI Welding Club Auction.

The welding students used almost 75 % recycled materials on their sculptures that were sold.

On Monday a documentary entitled "Gasland" was shown to students focusing on the process of hydraulic fractioning, also know as "Fracking".

And at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the CSI Herrett Center's Faulkner Planetarium put on a special movie that they are calling "The City Dark".

The movie discusses the effects of light pollution in larger cities and what can be done to lower its effects.

“Well one thing it’s going to talk about is from the simple fact that it is harder and harder for people to actually see the night sky from light locations like cities. But it also talks about some of the effects on ourselves and our environment that we may not have anticipated when we started lighting up out cities and lighting up our nights.” Said Chris Anderson Observatory Coordinator.

If you couldn't make it to the 3 o'clock show, another showing will be held on Thursday the 19th at 7 in the evening.

And admission for the movie is free to the public.

Wednesday, a trash fashion or “Trashion” show will be held from 11 to 1 inside the Student Union building.

Students will design wearable items of clothing made completely from recycled or reusable materialness.

On Friday, "Green Week" will wrap up this weekend with the annual Sustainability Fair from 2 to 4 inside the CSI Student Union.

And on Saturday, volunteers from CSI will be helping to clean up parts of Rock Creek Park, just west of the old hospital.

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