Green Bag Luncheon to introduce sustainability discussion groups April 18

The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project will sponsor the eighth and final installment of the Green Bag Luncheon Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Sarratt 189.

Join Rebecca Selove (Peabody ’84) and her husband John Patrick, Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) ambassadors, for an introduction to NWEI small discussion groups, which explore the meaning of sustainability and the environmental impact of choices and actions during multiple, discussion-based sessions covering various topics, including:

  • Choices for Sustainable Living, a seven-session course that explores the meaning of sustainable living and the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on the earth;
  • Menu for the Future, a six-session discussion guide exploring the connection between food and sustainability;
  • Voluntary Simplicity, a five-session discussion guide that supports alternatives to the distractions of modern society that keep us from caring for ourselves, our relationships and our environment; and
  • Healthy Children, Healthy Planet, a seven-session discussion guide about how the pervasive effects of advertising, media and our consumer culture can influence a child’s view of the world.

Selove and Patrick will bring NWEI discussion booklets on multiple topics and will explain how groups get started and what happens during discussion groups. Bring your lunch and join us to learn about sustainable living course offerings available through NWEI.

Individuals who have attended three or more sessions of the yearlong Green Bag Luncheon Series will be entered in a drawing to receive one of two larger giveaways. The giveaway drawing will occur at the end of this session, and the prizes will be awarded to the winners, if present. If not present, winners will be contacted the following week.

All Green Bag lunch sessions are free and open to Vanderbilt community members. A video of this session will be posted on the SustainVU Green Bag Luncheon Series and Vanderbilt News websites.

For more information about Vanderbilt’s sustainability program, visit SustainVU, become a fan of SEMO’s SustainVU Facebook page, or contact SEMO at or (615) 322-2057.

Contact: SustainVU, (615) 322-2057