angela-at-the-market-6-4-2014COMING EVENTS

  • Every Wednesday!MU-Grown Vegetable Market: 11AM-2PM @ the MU Memorial Student Center, sponsored by the MU Sustainability Department. Make a donation to the Student Garden project and get fresh vegetables that were grown right here on campus
  • NOVEMBER
    2nd - Time Change (“fall back” – turn your clock back one hour)
    no-meat Mondays (1)3rd - “Meatless Mondays” at Harless Dining Hall from 10:30am-2:00pm – 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.
    10th - “Meatless Mondays” at the Twin Towers Market Place from 10:30am-2:00pm – 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. For more information, come visit our information booth at the MU Student Center from 12:00-2:00.
    home-logo15thAmerica Recycles Day – All over the US, people will be participating in America Recycles Day, including Marshall University. Come join us for activities during this national event. For more information, visit http://americarecyclesday.org.
    15th - International Festival – The MU Sustainability Dept. will participate by showcasing a fun an interactive Global Sustainability issue (TBD)
    17th – Greening Marshall Meeting, 10:00-11:30 am @ the Conference Room SMB
    17th – “Meatless Mondays” at Harless Dining Hall from 10:30am-2:00pm – 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. For more information, come visit our information booth at the MU Student Center from 12:00-2:00.
    24th – “Meatless Mondays” at the Twin Towers Market Place from 10:30am-2:00pm – 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.

Food Day, 100 Mile Meal, and Campus Sustainability Day all a success!
At Towers Market Place on Oct. 23rd, the MU Student Association of Nutrition and Diatetics, in partnership with MU Dining Services and the MU Sustainability Department, hosted a wonderful 100 Mile Meal, highlighting excellent locally sourced foods from area farmers and producers. On Oct. 24th, MU SAND and the Sustainability Department continued our education outreach, as a celebration of both National Food Day and Campus Sustainability Day.

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The Marshall University Water Festival was a Success! Tomi M. Bergstrom, Western Watershed Basin Coordinator for the WVDEP, said we had over 200 children from St. Joseph Catholic School, Central City Elementary School, and Vinson Middle School attend this year’s festival.  Thanks to everyone who helped make the experience successful and meaningful.

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” –Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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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.