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.
- “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 Feb. 9th and 23rd.
- FEB 19, Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm: “Meet the Sustainability Department” @ the MU Student Center. Come learn about us, how we started, what we do, and where we are growing green, both on campus and beyond!
- FEB 25, Wednesday, 2PM: Greening Marshall Meeting @ the SMB Conference Room (327 20th St – Physical Plant, 2nd Floor)
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
Be 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.