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Ohio Wesleyan and Sustainable Delaware to Sponsor Film Series
First Event to Encourage Public to Adopt ‘Green’ Practices in Daily Life

February 3, 2011

Image courtesy of Sustainable Delaware
DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University and Sustainable Delaware have joined forces to sponsor the Sustainability Film Series, which includes films and panel discussions that explore sustainable living. This will include two films from the “Story of Stuff” series that addresses “green” methods of making, using, and discarding the ”stuff” of daily life. Information also will be provided about Delaware’s recycling program, and recycling containers will be available for pickup at the event.

The public is invited to this free event, which will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in Room 163 of Ohio Wesleyan’s Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. Free parking is available across the street at Selby Field, 45 S. Henry St.

Ohio Wesleyan faculty member and OWU Sustainability Task Force Chair Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., will moderate a panel discussion with:

  • Lauren Ashley, professional organizer, An Organized Home
  • Tim Browning, public works director, City of Delaware
  • Jerry Geist, St. Mary’s Green Team and Sustainable Delaware member
  • Veronica Malencia, student representative, OWU Sustainability Task Force, and former OWU recycling coordinator
  • Tom Wolber, Ph.D., OWU faculty, OWU Sustainability Task Force member, Sustainable Delaware member, and Delaware Shade Tree Commission member

Sustainable Delaware is a group of citizens focused on promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability for the Delaware community through awareness, advocacy, and action. Ohio Wesleyan faculty and students will partner with Sustainable Delaware on various projects.

Planning for future events is underway. Topics will include developing community gardens, shopping locally, and using alternative sources of power (including wind and solar).


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.