Several groups at CLU recently jump started activities to promote environmental awareness. The Fillanthropy ad campaign, a class project in
Communication 482 (Advertising), encouraged students to recycle and re-fill plastic water bottles. They also sponsored “ReThink” in May, a three-day electronic
recycling event. In Environmental Science 485, students conducted research at local farms on potential threats from pesticides, while those in Religion 352
(Environmental Ethics) created a Sustainability Vision for CLU. Professor Michael Pearce’s Earth Day art installation promoted awareness of resource consumption,
suspending 836 water bottles (the annual amount used by an average family) from the branches of a California Oak, while CLU’s next building project—the
Swenson Center for Academic Excellence—has adopted an environmentally friendly design intended to win a silver-LEED “green building” designation.