Planet Green Recognizes Knox College's Sustainability Efforts

September 01, 2010

Planet Green Program Wa$tedThe Planet Green cable television network is recognizing Knox College for its sustainability practices by posting a new video on its website.

The video is called "Eco-Tours: Planet Green Tours Eco-Conscious Knox College," and it features Holter Graham, co-host of the "Wa$ted" TV program.

On Sept. 21, 2009, Graham gave a talk at Knox on "My Planet, My Passion," in which he spoke about sustainable living practices. The lecture was part of the "EquiKnox" series of events sponsored by Knox's Presidential Task Force on Sustainability. While at Knox, Graham also conducted an "eco-walk-through" of some campus buildings.

Photos: Top, Holter Graham talking about campus sustainability with student Abe Zumwalt; Above right, discussing sustainability initiatives with members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity; Below right, walking across campus with student videographer Tyler O'Neill; Bottom, talking about conservation in campus dining with Annika Paulsen of the Student Senate committee on dining services.

Tyler O'Neal and Holter GrahamThe resulting video, shot by Knox student Tyler O'Neill, shows Graham with several members of the Knox community. Among the people Graham interviewed were Knox President Roger Taylor, Director of Dining Services Helmut Mayer, and students Annika Paulsen, Andrew Shule, Fayne Lawson, and Alex Zeich.

Graham praised the college for using "clamshells" -- recyclable food containers -- and for its other sustainability initiatives. He said: "Knox College has dedicated itself to teaching and training the next generation of leaders to be stewards of our planet."

See the new video here.


Annika Paulsen, Holter Graham