Bike ride, barbecue presentations hosted by Energy Awareness Committee

The Energy Awareness Committee (EAC) will host a bike ride June 24 and sustainability presentations at barbecue lunches in June and July on the Danforth Campus.

To raise awareness of alternate forms of transportation, the EAC is hosting a bike ride around Forest Park, which will begin at noon Thursday, June 24.

The ride will leave from the bottom of the stairs at Brookings Hall and will be led by Errol Sandler, PhD, associate dean of the Sever Institute of Continuing Studies in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Helmets are required, and bikes must be in working condition. Participants will be required to sign a release before the ride and must be 18 or older (no children).

The ride consists of either one or two loops around Forest Park, either 6 or 12 miles. Certain parts of the park are hilly, requiring some exertion for the uphill and skill for navigating the downhill safely. Recent riding experience is encouraged.

For more information or to sign up, e-mail Jessica Daues at

On the third and fourth Fridays in June and July — June 18 and 25 and July 16 and 23 — the EAC will provide campus sustainability information at barbecues at the Danforth University Center.

Barbecues at the DUC are held every Friday from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Edison Family Courtyard, weather permitting. During the barbecue, fresh produce from the Burning Kumquat — the student-run, organic on-campus garden — will be available for purchase.

Lunch presentations will focus on the following topics:

June 18: Metro and transit
June 25: Sustainable meals by WUSTL Dining Services
July 16: Bicycle safety (including a demonstration on how to fix a flat bicycle tire) and commuting
July 23: Sustainable meals by WUSTL Dining Services

During the barbecues in which sustainable food will be the topic of discussion, WUSTL Dining Services will serve 100 percent local food at the barbecues, and the barbecues will be dairy-free to promote lower carbon food choices

At the lunches, participants also can learn more about the EAC. For more information about the lunches, e-mail Liz Kramer at