USC organizations host Student Sustainability Town Hall

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Panelists discuss USC’s new Trojan sustainability learning modules.

The Student Sustainability Town Hall touched upon the recent launch of USC sustainability Trojan learning modules and discussion of other sustainability possibilities for the future on Tuesday afternoon.

The town hall meeting, held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, was sponsored by the USC Environmental Student Assembly and the Presidential Working Group on Sustainability in Education (PWG). It was co-hosted by two USC freshmen, John Mark Burgess and Sara Eyassu, who were accompanied by six panelists who are part of the PWG.

“It’s an online module … broadly, you’ll see a lot of students’ faces that start in it talking about what sustainability means to them, classes they take around sustainability, how they get engaged with sustainability,” said Ellen Toups, the officer of sustainability of USC PWG. “You’ll hear about global initiatives broadly. What is climate change? How is it impacting?”

The new USC Trojan learn sustainability training modules were soft-launched on Monday and were the main focus of the town hall meeting. The 40-minute training session has been under production for two years and was a major accomplishment for the USC’s sustainability leaders in their mission towards a greener USC.

“It’s had a lot of forums and there’s been a lot of feedback from students every year, from every major, from staff and faculty, and the fact that it was students that put this together is incredible,” said Jules Flores, a sophomore studying international relations.

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