- 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 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.
- NOVEMBER 14th – America Recycles Day is November 15th, but we will be hosting our event on the 14th through our GameDay Recycling Challenge event. America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting environmental citizenship, encouraging individuals to reduce, reuse and recycle. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at their football games. During the challenge, colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games. Schools track and report waste reductions and disposal data that is used to rank the schools.The competition is run by a partnership of the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC),RecycleMania, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and EPA’s WasteWise program.
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.