Worcester State College (WSC) will highlight “green” career opportunities and practices at a Sustainability Fair, Thurs., Oct. 2. In addition to a career fair featuring employers with an environmental focus, students will learn how to incorporate environmental sustainability and social justice into their everyday lives.
Anthony Poore, Assistant Dean of the Southern New Hampshire University School of Community Economic Development, WSC Director of Career Services Marcia Eagleson, WSC Associate Director of Facilities Robert Daniels, and WSC alum Sheri (Dufour) Bean, Transportation Planner and Renée Marion, GIS Analyst, both of the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission, will speak about job trends at 10:00 a.m. in the North/South Auditorium. It is estimated that the renewable and efficiency sectors could account for as many as one in four jobs by 2030.
Robert Ross, Clark University Professor and Author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops, will give a lecture on his book at 11:30 a.m. in the Blue Lounge.
Throughout the fair, the college’s recently purchased biodiesel processor will be on display in front of the Student Center. The processor allows Chartwells to convert waste cooking oil into usable biodiesel fuel for some WSC campus vehicles. Representatives from New England Biodiesel Equipment and Sales, the processor’s supplier, will be on hand to explain the process and provide general information.
In addition, the fair will feature a wide variety of sustainable items for raffle and many giveaways including a free bag of organic fair trade coffee from Green Mountain Coffee to the first 150 attendees.
Supported by Career Services, Campus Ministry, Environmental Safety, Physical/Earth Sciences, SIFE and CSLCE