Student Recognized Nationally
“I am greatly honored and somewhat surprised,” says Day. “Sustainability is so much a part of my day-to-day life that I don’t see it as ‘going above and beyond.’ It is part of my course of study, my job, and what I often spend my free time working toward. It’s just important to me to think about and care for the future.”
Day, who is majoring in environmental studies, has been a driving force in mobilizing student support for improving the environment and advancing
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A founding member of Students for Sustainability, Day led the drive for IC to commit to the principles and actions of the Talloires Declaration (ICQ 2006/2, “President Signs Talloires”). She helped plan and run the Sustainability Summit, Campus Sustainability Day, and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. A member of the Ithaca College Environmental Society and a representative on the Student Government Association, she was instrumental in the formation of a Sustainability Committee, which helped change policy to make double-sided printing the norm for jobs printed in the College print shop.
Among her many other projects, Day helped to create a sustainability-themed living residence floor (ICQ 2006/2, “Custom Homes”), worked with Dining Services to minimize food waste, and helped compile, write, and edit the College’s Positive Growth Report, which chronicles the myriad sustainability advances being made on campus.
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