10603198_10204525906968582_5096906595064185176_nCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars for some great sustainability Coming Events!

  • SEPTEMBER
    8th - “Meatless Mondays” begins – The Harless and Twin Towers dinning halls have joined together with the MU Sustainability Department in creating “Meatless Mondays”. Eating less meat reduces demand, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
    11th - WV Brownfields Conference @ Big Sandy Superstore Conference Center – The Sustainability Dept. will be presenting on Sustainable Urban MicroFarm Systems (http://wvbrownfields.org/ai1ec_event/2014-wv-brownfields-conference/?instance_id=).
    11th - Greening Marshall Meeting, 1:00-2:30 pm @ the Conference Room SMB
    14th - (Sunday) - FitFest @ Ritter Park, sponsored by Rahall Transportation Institute (RTI) – We will be hosting an informational booth from 1-4:30PM. (http://www.fitfest.org/event-details/about)
    23rd “Be Clean – Be Green” Workshop from 4:30-5:30PM. Our very own Capri Billings will teach participants about the benefits and ease of green and homemade cleaning products.
    25th - “Chat-n-Chew” discussion and planning meeting for the community Sustainability Fair, to be held May 16th 2015 at Heritage Station (for more info, visit www.livinglocalwv.com). To join the discussion or help bring this project into fruition, come to the Frederick Building 940 4th Ave. from 5:30-7PM. “Chat-n-Chews” are a weekly community discussion forum hosted by Create Huntington (www.createhuntington.com).

Check out our second MU Sustainability Department video: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by borrowing a bike for free through the Eco Cycle Bike Loan Program


Our Sustainability videos are on Marshall’s Youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/HerdVideo.
We look to create a new Sustainability video each month! Future Sustainability segments will include the Recycling program, the Sustainability Gardens, Energy Efficiency, and more! We’d like to thank University Communications for all their help with our Public Relations efforts.


“Growing Marshall Green: Student Gardens & Market Day”

Our first Sustainability video is now up on Marshall’s Youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/HerdVideo.
We look to create a new Sustainability video each month! Our first video was filmed in June at the Student Vegetable Garden, the Fresh Market, and the MU Greenhouse, showcasing all the many plants that are grown there. Future Sustainability segments will include our EcoCycle program, the Recycling program, the Sustainability Gardens, Energy Efficiency, and more! We’d like to thank University Communications for all their help with our Public Relations efforts.



Marshall-Grown Food

Make a donation to the Student Garden project and get fresh vegetables that were grown right here on campus!

What: Vegetable Market Days
When: Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Memorial Student Center Plaza [inside on rainy days]
Sponsored by: The Sustainability Department

People are no longer permitted to pick from the gardens themselves, but are encouraged to check out the ripe vegetables at the market every Wednesday.

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Marshall EcoCycle Bike Loan Program

To checkout a bicycle, come to the Main Desk at the Recreation Center.
Membership is “Free” to all students, faculty, staff, and Recreation Center members.
All you need is:
- your student or staff ID
- a debit or credit card (to reserve the bike)

For more information go the the EcoCycle webpage!

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REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year.  If you commute to work, ask if you can work from home at least some days, and you’ll reduce air pollution and traffic congestion – and save money. More information: More Information from the EPA


water-dripBe sensible! The Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but in fact only one percent of all water on the planet is available for humans.  Buy fixtures and products that  are water efficient – you can use less water to get the same job done just as well.  When you go shopping, look for the WaterSense label to find water efficient products.

Play the podcast (MP3, 636KB, runtime 0:39) | More about WaterSense. http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips2.htm

 


OASIS Bottle Fill Stations

bottle-fill-station-200x300OASIS Bottle Fill Stations are installed throughout campus buildings.

Each fountain provides clean “Green” filtered, refrigerated water.

To learn more about the bottle fill stations, please click OASIS.

“The Facts About Bottled Water”, click bottle.