Community Celebrates New Solar Array

A large and celebratory group of students and faculty feted the official “energization” of Loomis Chaffee’s new solar array with a Solar Fest on Monday, January 13, during community time in the Scanlan Campus Center.

Many attendees sported bright yellow Solar Fest sunglasses, indicating they had donated to a campus tree-planting fund and earned themselves a beach–themed dress-down day.

Activity stations included a tasting of bees’ honey from the Loomis hive hosted by Agriculture Program students and faculty; a shred-your-own plastics demonstration by the Pearse Hub for Innovation (PHI) faculty; a recycling game and sustainable resolution survey presented by the environmental proctors; information from the Climate Action Committee about how to reach out to government officials; demonstrations of Project Green’s on-campus reuse and recycling projects; and displays by students conducting Guided Environmental Research Projects.

Attendees had a chance to win several sustainability–themed door prizes, and there were treats and snacks for all to enjoy during the Monday morning interlude.

The event was organized by the Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies. 

Connect to a gallery of photos from the Solar Fest.