Community invited to free Green Bag Lunch Series at Pellissippi State

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Pellissippi State Community College is placing an environmental spin on the traditional brown bag lunch by offering a series of free lunchtime events featuring discussions led by Pellissippi State faculty members and guest presenters.

The Green Bag Lunch Series kicks off Wednesday, March 20, and continues on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 24. All sessions are free, and the community is invited to take part. Attendees are invited to bring a bagged lunch. Cookies and beverages will be provided.

Presented by Pellissippi State’s Sustainable Campus Initiative Committee, the Green Bag Lunch Series consists of six luncheons focused on the discussion of a wide range of environmental topics. Scheduled this spring:

March 20, noon-12:45, Lighting the Fire of Conservation Ethics, presented by Pellissippi State English faculty member Heather Schroeder (Faculty-Staff Dining Room, Goins Building, Hardin Valley Campus).

March 28, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Envisioning Green Policy, presented by Kayla Stover and Anthony Stachowiak of the Green Policy Collective. Stover and Stachowiak are sociology faculty members at the University of Tennessee.

April 3, noon-12:45, Making Your Life Green—Starting at Home, presented by Margaret Ann Jeffries, Engineering and Media Technologies department head at the college.

April 11, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Tennessee: A Pioneer in Sustainable Agriculture, presented by Pellissippi State Natural and Behavioral Sciences faculty member Chris Milne.

April 18, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Business Practices and Sustainability, presented by Pellissippi State faculty representing business, accounting and economics.

April 24, noon-12:45, The Mathematics of Sustainability: A Math Awareness Month Green Bag Presentation, presented by Pellissippi State Math faculty member Michael Finley.

Except as noted, all sessions of the Green Bag Lunch Series take place in the Cafeteria Annex of the Goins Building on the Hardin Valley Campus. The series is free, and registration is not required.

For additional information, call (865) 694-6400 or visit

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.