Istanbul College Celebrates All Things Green
Ecology Carnival schedule image via Marul
Istanbul's Boğaziçi University will be abuzz next week with food workshops, film screenings, musicians playing instruments made out of recycled material, people mixing up their own eco-friendly cleaning products... in short, a celebration of all aspects of sustainable living.The school's first "ecology carnival," organized by a student ecological advocacy group called Marul (which mean "lettuce" in Turkish), will be open to the public April 13 through 17. Marul was formed two years ago to work on climate change, energy efficiency, and food and water safety; on campus, members do educational outreach and lobby for things like solar-powered street lamps and a vegetarian menu in the dining halls.
The schedule of activities for the ecology carnival is as follows:
Monday, April 134:50 p.m. - Opening ceremonial walk from the north campus to the south campus5:30 p.m. - Music and entertainment8:00 p.m. - Open-air screening of The Corporation, hosted by the Sustainable Life Film Festival [link in Turkish]
Tuesday, April 143:00 p.m. - Discussion: "Sustainability and Development"5:15 p.m. - Workshop to make musical instruments out of garbage and recycled materials6:30 p.m. - Concert by Kara Günes, performing without electricity8:00 p.m. - Screening of ThirstWednesday, April 1512:30 p.m. - Cooking workshop with herbs picked on campus2:30 p.m. - Workshop to make eco-friendly detergents, hosted by İmece Evi, a rural eco-village on Turkey's northern Aegean coast3:00 p.m. - Discussion on intellectual property rights4:00 p.m. - Outdoor yoga workshop, led by Cihangir Yoga5:30 p.m. - Workshop on alternatives to consumption8:00 p.m. - Film screening of TamograndeThursday, April 1612:00 p.m. - Slow Food workshop and discussion3:30 p.m. - Lecture on food sovereignty and the rights of agricultural workers5:15 p.m. - Music workshop with recycled instruments
Friday, April 17"World Agriculture Campaign Day" activities
Throughout the week, recycled goods also be available for sale on campus and people can bring furniture, clothes, and other unwanted things from their homes to be re-sold and reused. Via: "Uni students go green with an ecology carnival," Hürriyet Daily News & Economic ReviewMore about campus environmental activism:Green Your Alma Mater: Six WaysNational Wildlife Federation Celebrates Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global WarmingEmory U Students Pledge to Do 3 Green ThingsSierra Magazine Names America's Top 10 "Coolest" SchoolsPeople and Planet: UK Students Tackling Poverty, Human Rights and Environmental IssuesSustainability at Colleges: Report Card TimeUS Colleges' New Green Activists