On Wednesday, November 4, St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) of Sparkill, NY held an event to discuss sustainability and water. STAC’s School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education joined together to host the event, showing how issues around water relate to several areas of study. As part of the national discussion on sustainability, the event featured four presenters, each sponsored by one of the College’s Schools:
- Dr. John Rosko, associate professor of biology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the College
- Peter Coy, Economics editor of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, sponsored by the School of Business
- Don Distante, director of planning at United Water (NY), sponsored by the School of Business
- Dr. Matthew Harke, a post-doctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, sponsored by the School of Education.
The presentations, given by the above speakers respectively, focused on:
- Sparkill Creek and the local water supply
- “Making Water More Liquid”
- “Water Resources: Current Issues and Future Solutions”
- “It’s Not Easy Being Blue-Green”, a study on fresh-water algae
For more information about STAC’s sustainability efforts, visit the College’s Global Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility website.
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