COMING EVENTS

  • SEPTEMBER
    23rd – “Employee Wellness Fair” from 11:30am-4:30pm @ the MUSC Don Morris Room – Come visit our booth and pick up some very useful First Aid Kits and Band-aid Dispensers, each made using recycled content
    be clean be green flyer-123rd “Be Clean – Be Green” Workshop:
    Cleaning Solutions for a Healthier Home & Environment, from 4:30-5:30PM @ Harris Hall 139. JOIN US! Learn more about the draw backs to chemical-laden cleaners, the benefits of green cleaning solutions and how simple it can be to start cleaning green. You will walk away with green money saving tips, recipes and your very own home-made cleaner. Bottles and material will be supplied. Register by Clicking Here!
    LivingLocal-poster-2 copy25th – “Chat-n-Chew” discussion and planning meeting for the community 2015 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).
    26th – Water Festival from 8am-2pm @ Buskirk Field, hosted by the WV DEP. Learn about the water cycle, the importance of protecting our water systems, and more!
    29th - “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”. no-meat Mondays (1)Eating less meat reduces demand, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
     
     

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.