- Meatless Mondays” – join us in the “Meatless Mondays” challenge. Eating less meat reduces demand, greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, and our carbon footprint, all from changing one simple meal choice. All dining halls offer meatless options, too, so it is super easy. Find us inside the Memorial Student center on Mondays.
- “Wednesday Market Days” – Come visit our booth @ the MU Student Center every Wednesday. You can share a donation and take home some great fresh produce from the MU Student Gardens.
- Student Garden Volunteer Days” – Thursdays from 4-7PM @ the MU Student Gardens (Behind the Career Services Center). Come join us for a work day in the student gardens! Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.
- OCT 5th-9th: “Exercise is Medicine” week of wellness events. Marshall University is an officially registered “Exercise is Medicine” campus. Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community. For more information, visit: www.marshall.edu/exercise-science/eim/.
- OCTOBER 6th: “Exercise is Medicine” Health and Wellness Fair @ the MSC Plaza, 10am-3pm – The MU Sustainability Department will be there to showcase: our Student Gardens, to encourage healthy eating through improved access to fresh local produce; Our “Meatless Mondays” Challenge for health and sustainability; our Eco Cycle Bike Program, to encourage bicycling and an active lifestyle; and the Green Trail, to encourage walking and hiking, as well as living a more sustainable lifestyle.
- OCTOBER 15th: Green Trail Guided Tour – Capri Billings, our Sustainability Education Outreach Assistant, will be hosting a Guided Tour of our Green Trail for grade school children of the Fairfield East Community Center. To see about scheduling a tour for your group, please contact: BeMarshallGreen@marshall.edu.
- OCTOBER 22nd: 100 Mile Meal @ Towers Market Place from 4-7PM: This fall Marshall’s Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (MU SAND) is partnering with Dining Services and the Sustainability Department to host their second annual 100 Mile Meal on October 22nd in Towers Marketplace. Food for this dinner will be sourced within 100 miles of Marshall University, helping to support our area farmers and to create a more stable, sustainable economy. This event will be hosted in celebration of Food Day.
- OCTOBER 24th: Food Day (www.foodday.org) is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produce foods, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day builds all year long, culminating on October 24. Food Day is an opportunity to support better local, state and federal food and nutrition policies, educate the public about healthy and sustainable diets, and push for change in the American food system. Last year, universities across the country played a major role in making the campaign an overwhelming success. Over 300 universities organized Food Day events from campus farmers markets to lectures and debates on a range of food issues.
- OCTOBER 28th: Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) (www.campussustainabilityday.org) is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus.The change we are working for is to create a greener campus, which includes growing our food choices and policies to include Meatless Mondays, locally raised foods, composting of kitchen waste, and more. We will be hosting our Meet The Sustainability Department event to celebrate.
- OCTOBER 28th – Meet the Sustainability Department @ the MU Student Center, Wednesday, 11am-2pm: The Marshall University Sustainability Department works to inspire campus and community on how to live more sustainably, more “green”, through our many projects and education outreach efforts. We will be hosting a Meet The Sustainability Department event on campus during lunch hours, so that students, staff, faculty, and area community members can learn how they can Be Marshall Green at home, at work, and on-the-go.
Garden-To-Table cooking event a Success!
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our first Garden-to-Table cooking event last Friday. Also a big thank you to Huntington’s Kitchen for allowing us to use their amazing space for the event. We made a delicious, simple garden spaghetti with bruschetta using ingredients harvested from our very own student gardens here on campus. It was our pleasure to share with the community our harvest and to teach how to prepare food easily grown in your own backyard or patio! It was a wonderful experienced shared by all. The Sustainability Department is proud to be a part of a more sustainable local food system and to help improve access to fresh, healthy foods on campus and beyond.
Starting during WOW, Aug 19th-21st, students are encouraged to participate in our Green Trail SELFIE Scavenger Hunt. It is a great way to tour Marshall’s campus greening efforts, have fun, and win prizes.
- First, REGISTER at www.marshall.edu/sustainability/green-trail-selfie-scavenger-hunt.
- Next, follow our INSTRUCTIONS listed on that page.
- Finally, post your 22-pic photo collection on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/greentrailselfiescavengerhunt.
The first 20 scavengers to successfully follow the instructions and submit their selfie photo collections will win prizes, such as: t-shirts, reusable grocery totes, reusable cups, etc. They will also win high Green accolades from the Marshall University Sustainability Department and the Green Trail Project.
Guided Tour of the Green Trail – Aug 20th
Capri Billings, Sustainability Education Assistant, will take participants on a guided tour of Marshall University’s Green Trail. Enjoy the lush beauty of our gardens and learn about the many sustainable initiatives across campus.
Contact: Capri Billings, firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-690-5611.
The Sustainability Music Fest was a Success!
For more information about this project visit: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.
In spite of the rain, we had over 300 visitors to Huntington’s first Sustainability Fair, and the word is out that people want more. Here are some photos from the fair, and you can see more at www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.
Our Earth Day event on Aprill 22nd at the MU Student Center was a success! A wild variety of workshops, presenters, and participants filled our event with green and sustainable learning opportunities. Visitors both young and old were entertained and engaged, had some great fun, and celebrated our green earth. Over 40 local organizations, groups and businesses were at our Earth Day event to share their commitment to our planet, and promote real action that will create a stronger, healthier, happier community. For more information, you can also email us at BeMarshallGreen@marshall.edu, or contact our event coordinator Capri Billings at email@example.com, (304)690-5611. www.marshall.edu/sustainability/earth-day-2015/
Green Roof Success!
The Green Roof installation at the new Engineering Complex went so well, it is hard to believe. We had over 90 volunteers show up to help out, and we finished early, before 3pm! Couldn’t ask for better than that.
The Marshall University Sustainability Department will be participating in a campus health fair titled “Live Happy Health Day” from 11am-1pm on Wednesday March 25th. The fair is presented by the MU Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (MU SANDS), and will encompass the many things that make up a healthy lifestyle.