Bemidji State University’s Office of Sustainability held its inaugural Feast of Green, a Celebration of Campus Sustainability, March 26 at the American Indian Resource Center.
BSU Sustainability Office staff gave a 45-minute presentation celebrating the university’s sustainability efforts, highlighting the projects and partnerships the office has been involved with over the past year with a look forward at future projects and initiatives. The president of Students for the Environment also recapped the club’s activities for the year.
Following the presentation, the office announced the first recipients of its Amik Awards. The awards were given to three outstanding retired BSU faculty and staff members who have significantly contributed to sustainability at BSU. The recipients were:
- Dr. Pat Welle, professor emeritus of economics
- Rich Marsolek, environmental health & safety officer
- Dr. Steve Spigarelli, professor emeritus of environmental studies
ARAMARK provided a locally sourced menu that included Red River Valley Watercress Salad, Wellspring Farms green beans, roasted root vegetable medley, wild rice and portabella casserole, and three-cheese ravioli with Wolf Creek sirloin ragout.