APRIL 1st • 9AM-6PM
Calling All Volunteers! The new Engineering Complex will have flats of plants delivered for its new GREEN ROOF, but they must all be off the truck and installed the same day.
To do this, WE NEED YOU!
We are asking for as many student, staff, and community volunteers as possible to come help install our new GREEN ROOF. This roof will use plants to divert rainfall, thus reducing our impact on the city’s aging Storm Water system, while also providing high R-value insulation. This storm water and energy efficient feature is but one sustainable element among many in Marshall University’s first fully LEED Certified green building, a truly sustainable structure.
To REGISTER as a volunteer, please fill out this form:
- “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. This month, we will also be expanding the Butterfly Garden along side the Science Building Greenhouse, so extra hands would be greatly appreciated. Our first volunteer day this season will be April 2nd from 4-6PM.
- “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. Visit us at the MU Student Center on March 23rd.
- MAR 25, Wednesday, 11AM-1PM: Live Happy Health Day @ the MU Student Center. 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. Come find out more about the EcoCycle bike loan program, the MU Student Gardens, and how sustainability is a healthy choice for you, your home, and your community.
- MAR 25, Wednesday, 2PM: Greening Marshall Meeting @ the SMB Conference Room (327 20th St – Physical Plant, 2nd Floor)
- Mar 26, Thursday, 4-6PM: STUDENT GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAY @ the Veggie Garden behind the Career Services Building.
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.
@ MU Student Center Plaza
Join us for some great fun and celebrate our green earth.
A wild variety of workshops, presenters, and participants will fill this event with green and sustainable learning opportunities. Visitors both young and old will be entertained and engaged. Join us for some great fun and celebrate our green earth.
Come celebrate the splendor, beauty and diversity of our planet, and help spread the environmental message of Earth Day.
We invite local organizations, groups and businesses to share their commitment to our planet, and promote real action that will create a stronger, healthier, happier community. Please RSVP by April 2nd. You can register online by following the link below. You can also email us at BeMarshallGreen@marshall.edu, or contact our event coordinator Capri Billings at email@example.com, (304)690-5611.
Bike Loan program opens March 1st!
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Eco Cycles: Starting March 1st, students, faculty, and staff, or anyone with a Rec Center pass, will be able to check out an Ecocycle bike for FREE. READ MORE
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.
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!
What You Eat Matters!
Turning off the lights, not letting the water run while brushing your teeth, reducing and recycling, riding a bike instead of driving, using reusable bags at the grocery store; these are usually the first things that come to mind when you think about living more sustainable. However, one of the most effective ways to go green, is to change your food choices.
Every time you sit down to eat, you can choose a better future for you and future generations. Eating lower on the food chain will help create more sustainable food systems that not only benefits us, but the entire planet.
Stop by our table at the MU Student Center on FEB 23rd to find simple delicious recipes (a new one each week), and a list of veg friendly dining/shopping close to campus!
Download our Flyer Here: Meatless Monday flyer – PDF
A big heart-felt THANK YOU goes out to the Dunn Foundation, who awarded the MU Sustainability Department a $5,000 grant to help us with our education outreach efforts, and to help us install signage along our campus Green Tour trail. Keep your eyes open this spring for new signs and fun interactive activities.
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.
MU Water Festival – Success!
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