Sustainability Café on October 21 will explore community-based water testing


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, October 21th will feature Becky Bowen Sims presenting “Testing the Waters: Organizing Community-Based Monitoring Programs.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Fall 2013 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of “Citizens + Community = Healthy Environment.” 

Becky Bowen Sims ‘09 graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, concentrating in Sustainable Development. She is now the Outreach Coordinator at the Ithaca-based nonprofit Community Science Institute, where she organizes and trains volunteers to monitor baseline water quality across New York's Southern Tier. Becky has also worked for Ithaca Carshare and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. 

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2013 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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