WSC Student Enters National Contest to Fund an On-Campus Greenhouse
Mar. 23, 2010 -- You may have seen the commercials on network television -- Pepsi is giving away more than a million dollars this month for its Good Idea contest.
And a Western State College (WSC) student is leading the effort for the college to win $25,000 of these funds.
Corrie Cupples-Wiley, a senior at Western, submitted a video into the contest to fund an on-campus straw bale greenhouse. She is assisting college leaders, including the Center for Environmental Studies at Western, as they work toward funding the greenhouse.
“The plan is to construct a zero-emission, 1200 square-foot, straw bale greenhouse on the WSC campus,” Cupples-Wiley said.
“The greenhouse facility will be used for sustainable agriculture education and also to provide organic, healthy, locally grown food in our dining hall.”
Cupples-Wiley is the student-leader for the on-campus WSC Community Garden, which grows fruits and vegetables. The garden, located southwest of Keating Hall is maintained by the WSC campus community and is open to the Gunnison Valley community.
Contest winners are determined by an online voting process, which is open to the public.
To view the video and vote, go to www.refresheverything.com/wscstrawbalegreenhouse.