The College of Charleston’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Sustainability Literacy Institute are partnering with the College’s 250th Anniversary Celebration Office to host the institution’s 3rd annual Day of Service for students on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Service projects for the event will focus on the Sustainability Literacy Institute’s theme of the year: food justice. While 10 percent of the world’s population is already undernourished, climate change will exacerbate this problem by causing a drastic increase in food prices, a decrease in arable land and the endangerment of many food sources. At the end of this experience, students should walk away with more knowledge on issues related to food security as well as information on more ways to engage with this issue in the Charleston community.
The day will begin with orientation and education followed by the service projects in the afternoon. This year’s project sites include the Green Heart Project, Sweetgrass Gardens, MUSC Urban Farm and the South Carolina Aquarium’s Good Catch Program. When signing up for a project, students need to make sure they can stay for the entire time. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will initially meet on campus in the Robert Scott Small Building, room 235. A free T-shirt, morning snacks, lunch and transportation will be provided. Students can sign-up on Cougar Connect or through this link.