Want to learn more about impending water crises in the U.S. and get entertained by one of Charleston’s top bands? That’s what SustainFest 2017 is all about this year. SustainFest 2017 starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Sottile Theatre. It’s free and open to all students, faculty and staff at the College. Just show your CofC ID to get in.

SustainFest was created to serve as the kickoff event for the College’s annual Quality Enhancement Plan theme. This year’s theme is water, access and quality.

First Nations activist Clayton Thomas-Muller will speak about the indigenous perspective on protecting the sacredness of water. His talk will be followed by a rousing performance from Sol Driven Train. And all students who attend will get a free SustainFest T-shirt. Don’t miss it.

This event is jointly produced by the Sustainability Literacy Institute, the Office of Insitutional Diversity, and the Office of Student Life.