Mark your calendars for some great sustainability Coming Events!

  • SEPTEMBER
    • 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 SEPTEMBER 7th and the 21st.
    • 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.
    • moblie pics 634Student 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.
    • SEPTEMBER 13thFit Fest @ Ritter Park, starting at 1PM. Fit Fest aims to create a healthier community, encourage healthy lifestyles and benefit the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH). Fit Fest is comprised of a 5K walk/run, 10K run, children’s 25, 50 and 100 yard dashes, half mile and mile run, a bike ride, and healthy vendors and exhibitors, including the MU Sustainability Department.
    • SEPTEMBER 17thWater Festival @ Buskirk Field, 8am-2pm – hosted by the WV DEP. Learn about the water cycle, the importance of protecting our water systems, and more!
    • SEPTEMBER 18thFEST:2 @ Harris Riverfront Park, 3pm-11pm: FEST is a growing music festival recently developed by the Marshall University Office of Student Activities and includes musical selections from a diverse number of genres with nationally known artists. Even locally-based groups will have a chance to perform. This fall, FEST:2 will take over downtown Huntington on the Ohio River at Harris Riverfront Park with even more nationally known acts. The music will be non-stop on two stages. Tickets for university students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID: $20. Non-university/community tickets: $30. Tickets will include full access to the event for festival goers while enjoying awesome local food and beverage vendors and listening to great music!
    • SEPTEMBER 24thGreen Apple Day of Service gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. As our project, we will be offering green apple cider through Sodexo at the Memorial Student Center, and we will launch our “Geocache the Green Trail” project.
    • SEPTEMBER 24th“Geocache the Green Trail” project launch.
    • SEPTEMBER 29thMU Employee Wellness Fair @ Memorial Student Center, Don Morris room, 11:30am-4:30pm: Come visit our booth and pick up some very useful Band-aid Dispensers, made using recycled content.
  • OCTOBER
    • 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 OCTOBER 5th and 19th.
    • 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.
    • moblie pics 634Student 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.
    • OCTOBER 6th: “Exercise is Medicine” Health and Wellness Fair @ the MSC Plaza – The MU Sustainability Department will be there to showcase: our Student Gardens, to encourage healthy eating through improved access to fresh local produce; our Eco Cycle Bike Program, to encourage bicycling and an active lifestyle; and the Green Trail, to encourage walking and hiking, as well as living a more sustainable lifestyle.
    • OCTOBER 7th-8th: Community Outdoor Day – A community bike ride along the the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH) is to be hosted, along with hiking activities, outdoor yoga, and more.
    • OCTOBER 28th: Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus. We will be hosting our Meet The Sustainability Department event to celebrate.
    • OCTOBER 28th Meet the Sustainability Department @ the MU Student Center, Wednesday, 11am-2pm: The Marshall University Sustainability Department works to inspire campus and community on how to live more sustainably, more “green”, through our many projects and education outreach efforts. We will be hosting a Meet The Sustainability Department event on campus during lunch hours, so that students, staff, faculty, and area community members can learn how they can Be Marshall Green at home, at work, and on-the-go.
  • NOVEMBER
    • 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 NOVEMBER 2nd and 16th.
    • 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.
    • moblie pics 634Student 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 14thAmerica 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),RecycleManiaKeep America Beautiful (KAB) and EPA’s WasteWise program.
    • NOVEMBER 15thInternational Fair – 11am-4pm @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The Marshall University Sustainability Department will be there with a few give-aways, encouraging our community to Be Marshall Green.

  • Past Events:

        • Jan 29th (2014), Wednesday, 10-11:30am, 2E10 MSC:  Greening Marshall Meeting 
        • Feb 5th, Wednesday: GREEN Pledge Drive Day
        • Feb 8th, Saturday: Boy Scouts Sustainability Badge Day @ MU
        • Feb 10th-13th: Recycled Valentines Week
        • Feb 12th, Wednesday: MU Day at the Capital
        • Feb 25th, Tuesday, 9am-2pm, BE5: Sustainable Architectural Design Lecture, by Jill Watkins
        • Feb 26th, Wednesday, 10-11:30AM, 2E10 MSC:  Greening Marshall Meeting
        • March 1st: EcoCycle Bike Loan Program begins its 4th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free!
        • March 3-7th: @ The Residence Halls – Spring Cleaning & Collections for GoodWill
        • March 7-9th: WSAZ HomeShow – make sure to check out their lectures on Friday evening and all day Saturday, most especially our very own Angela Kargul who will be speaking on the MU Sustainability Gardens from 7-8pm.
        • March 26th, Wednesday, 10-11:30AM, 2E37 MSC: Greening Marshall MeetingEarthDay-flyer-2014
        • April 2nd, Wednesday, 10PM-11PM: @ The Residence Halls – Power Hour energy conservation
        • April 12th, Saturday, 11AM-2PM: Student Yard Sale! Great chance for people in the community to come to campus and bargain shop.
        • April 14th, Monday: “Green Pledge” Residence Hall Competition Day!
               – 6PM to 7:30PMBen Lowe, Churches and Environmental Stewardship @ 26th St. Baptist Church
          – 8PM to 10PM: Yalmaz Siddique, speaker for Closing Program @ MU Student Center
        • April 22nd: MU Earth Day Festival!  Tuesday, 10AM-3PM – Come visit this huge annual campus event!
        • April 25th: Earth Day @ Ritter Park  Friday, 12-7PM – hosted by the Greater Huntington Park and RecreatioGreenFire-flyer-2014n District.
        • April 26th, Sunday, 9AM: Beech Fork Clean Up, hosted by the Cabell County Solid Waste Authority’s (CCSWA)
        • April 30th, Wednesday, 10-11:30AM, 2E37 MSC:  Greening Marshall Meeting
        • May 3rd, Saturday – “E-Recycling Event”: 8AM-3PM @ the 5th Ave Kroger in Huntington.
          Hosted by the Cabell County Solid Waste Authority’s (CCSWA). Bring your old computers, TV’s, DVD players, etc. “We’ll take anything with a cord.”
        • May 3rd, Saturday – Tour de PATH: 11AM @ Pullman Square
        • May 23rd, Friday – Energy Efficiency and WV Code Compliance: 8AM-Noon, followed by lunch, @ the Marshall University Memorial Student Center, room BE5. This event is sponsored by the West Virginia ASHRAE, WVU, and the WV DOE. The cost is $10, and you can earn 4 hrs continuing education, as well as AIA & WVBAR credit.
          To Register, visit http://www.wvashrae.org/wvu-ashrae-90.1-2007-workshops.html
          Capacity is limited so sign up early to get a seat. 
          WV upgraded their State’s Building Energy Code in Depositphotos_4177714_xs1-300x2802013. WVU, WV ASHRAE and WV Dept of Energy is offering workshops to help everyone become familiar with the new code and how to meet it in order to obtain better buildings. Subject is of interest to owners, managers, consultants, builders, agents, representatives, appraisers, real estate agents, real estate attorneys, city sustainability leaders and code inspectors of commercial buildings – public and private. Attendees will learn how to calculate building energy intensity (EUI), obtain their Energy Star score, and compare their EUI with other buildings. Also learn what the new ASHRAE 90.1-2007 code requires, who will enforce the code and what they could look for. Other subjects will include building energy modeling, available rebates for upgrades, dynamic building commissioning and where to go for help/assistance/consultants.
        • June 18th – Health Fair:10am-1pm @ the MU Student Center, sponsored by the MU Nutrition and Dietetics Program.
        • June 17th-20th – Parent Orientation: 3PM-4:30PM @ MU Foundation Hall. The MU Sustainability Department will be participating in Parent Orientations, so visit our table.
        • July 8th-11th – Parent Orientation: 3PM-4:30PM @ MU Foundation Hall. The MU Sustainability Department will be participating in Parent Orientations, so visit our table.
        • August 7-8th  – Parent Orientation: 3PM-4:30PM @ MU Foundation Hall. The MU Sustainability Department will be participating in Parent Orientations, so visit our table.
        • AUGUST 2014WOW Week of Welcome:
          21st – 5PM-6PM Garden Green Tour @ the MU Memorial Student Center. Take a tour of the sustainability side of Marshall University, including our many gardens. Be Marshall Green!
          – 7PM-8PM MU Critical Mass Bike Ride @ the Rec Center. Bring your bike, or check out an Eco Cycle from the Rec Center, and take a bike tour of Huntington. You’ll get a cool Commuter Bike Map of the city, and get to know where all the cool places are, including Ritter Park, the Wild Ramp local farmers market, River and Rail Bakery & Coffee Shop, Pullman Square, Harris Riverfront Park, Downtown, Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe’, and more!
          23rd – 10AM-11AM Garden Green Tour @ the MU Memorial Student Center. Take a tour of the sustainability side of Marshall University, including our many gardens. Be Marshall Green!
          – 12PM-3PM RecFest @ the Rec Center. The MU Sustainability Department will be participating in RecFest, so visit our table.
        • SEPTEMBER 2014
          15th – “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.
          Garden Volunteer Day-copy18th – “Student Garden Volunteer Day”, 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.
          22nd – “Meatless Mondays” begins at the Harless Dining Hall from 11:30am-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.
          23rd – “Employee Wellness Fair” from 11:30am-4:30pm @ the MU Memorial Student Center’s 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!
          25th – “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”. Eating less meat reduces demand, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
        • OCTOBER 2014
          2nd-7thSRAPPA Conference – as a part of Marshall University’s Physical Plant, the MU Sustainability Dept. will be lending a hand with this year’s SRAPPA conference, to be held this year at Pullman Plaza Hotel. For more information, visit http://www.srappa2014.com/travel.html
          4thE-Cycle Event – The Cabell County Solid Waste Authority invites you their fall Electronic Recycling event, to be held on Saturday, October 4th at the 5th Avenue Kroger Parking Lot. As always, “WE’LL TAKE ANYTHING WITH A CORD.” The event runs from 8:00 AM until 3:00PM. For more information, visit www.ccswa.us
          14th – Greening Marshall Meeting, 1:00-2:30 pm @ the Conference Room SMB
          no-meat Mondays (1)20th – “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.
          19-21WV Solid Waste Authority Conference @ Pullman Plaza – The Cabell County SWA has worked diligently to create and maintain numerous community recycling stations, and host regular E-Cycle events. The MU Sustainability Dept. feels it is very important to promote awareness of their efforts and participation in their events.
          21st – (Tuesday) – Loving Appalachia @ MSC Plaza from 10am-3pm: Come celebrate our diverse, Wild and Wonderful Appalachia! There is so much to learn and appreciate in the physical and cultural landscapes that create our region, community, and university. And, the MU Sustainability Department will be there, so come find our table and learn just how sustainable our Appalachia can be. Sponsored by the Appalachian Studies Association (http://www.appalachianstudies.org).
          100MileMeal Digital Signage-2bflat123rd – (Thursday) – 100 Mile Meal Day @ Twin Towers from 4-7PM: This fall Marshall’s Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (MU SAND) is partnering with Dining Services and the Sustainability Department to host a 100 Mile Meal on October 23th in Towers Marketplace. Food for this dinner will be sourced within 100 miles of Marshall University, helping to support our area farmers and to create a more stable, sustainable economy.
          24th – (Friday) – Food Day and Campus Sustainability Day @ the MU Student Center: Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) (www.campussustainabilityday.org) is atime to recognize the successes, 100 mile meal flyer -final-10-16-2014b copychallenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus. The theme for the upcoming Campus Sustainability Day is Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community. The change we are working for is to create a greener campus, which includes growing our food choices and policies to include Meatless Mondays, locally raised foods, composting of kitchen waste, and more. This is why we have partnered with MU SAND to merge our event with Food Day. Food Day (www.foodday.org) is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produce foods, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day builds all year long, culminating on October 24. Food Day is an opportunity to support better local, state and federal food and nutrition policies, educate the public about healthy and sustainable diets, and push for change in the American food system. Last year, universities across the country played a major role in making the campaign an overwhelming success. Over 300 universities organized Food Day events from campus farmers markets to lectures and debates on a range of food issues. This year Marshall is joining the movement.
          25th – EPA GameDay Recycling Challenge @ the MU Football Stadium. This will be a homegame (http://www.herdzone.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/mars-m-footbl-sched.html). Join us in keeping our campus Marshall Green by helping recycle during Game Day. Lend a hand, pick up some litter, 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. (http://gamedaychallenge.org/)
          LivingLocal-poster-2 copy27th – “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.
          29th – 2015 Sustainability Fair planning meeting @ Black Sheep from 6-7:30PM: We’ll be working on Live Music and other components of our 2015 Sustainability Fair event, scheduled for May 16th next year. Local musicians are local artists, and supporting local artists and businesses helps to create a stable sustainable local economy. Looking forward to meeting with everyone, eating some great food, and planning our first Sustainability Fair for Huntington, WV.
        • NOVEMBER 2014
          2nd – Time Change (“fall back” – turn your clock back one hour)
          10633609_10204858508366314_1500812026937018585_o3rd – “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. For more information, come visit our information booth at the MU Student Center from 12:00-2:00.
          8th – 2nd annual Rotary Park Bike Bash @ Rotary Park. This is a great opportunity for beginning cyclists to learn from experienced road riders, mountain bikers and cyclocross riders. The Huntington Police Department also will conduct a kids’ bike safety rodeo, and there will be plenty of live music, food and beverages. Do you want to volunteer, are you a vendor or do you represent a cycling group that wants to be part of the cycling expo? Email Stacey Leep at sleep@ghprd.org.
          15thAmerica Recycles Day – All over the US, people will be participating in America Recycles Day, including Marshall University. Come join us for activities dhome-logouring this national event. For more information, visit http://americarecyclesday.org.
          15th International Festival – The MU Sustainability Dept. will participate by showcasing the importance of recycling and repurposed use as real Global Sustainability issues
          17th – Greening Marshall Meeting, 10:00-11:30 am @ the Conference Room SMB
          17th – “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. For more information, come visit our information booth at the MU Student Center from 12:00-2:00.

     


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  • JANUARY (2015)
  • FEBRUARY 2015
    • no-meat Mondays (1)“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 25, Wednesday, 2PM:  Greening Marshall Meeting @ the SMB Conference Room (327 20th St – Physical Plant, 2nd Floor)
  • MARCH 2015
    • Volunteer day - thurs - sept 18 2014 -3 “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 9th and 23rd.
    • MAR 1st – EcoCycle bike loan program opens for the season. READ MORE.Live Happy Health Day copy
    • MAR 12th, Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm: “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!
    • Spring Break: March 16th-21st
    • MAR 25, Wednesday, 11AM-1PMLive 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.
  • APRIL 2015
    • Earth Day 2015 - event flyer-1 copy“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 begin planting spring and summer crops, as well as flowering plants for our Butterfly and VIP gardens, so extra hands would be greatly appreciated.
      • “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 April 6th and 20th.
      • Rooftop Garden Installation – April 1st @ the new Engineering Building READ MORE!
      • APR 22, EARTH DAY – On Wednesday, April 22nd, Marshall will host a campus and community style Earth Day Celebration. 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. If you would like your department, organization, or business to participate in our event, please Contact Us.
    • APR 29, Wednesday, 2PM:  Greening Marshall Meeting @ the SMB Conference Room (327 20th St – Physical Plant, 2nd Floor)
  • MAY 2015
    • angela-at-the-market-6-4-2014“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 begin planting spring and summer crops, as well as flowering plants for our Butterfly and VIP gardens, so extra hands would be greatly appreciated.
    • MAY 12th – “Wednesday Market Days” – Come visit our booth @ the MU Student Center every Wednesday, starting May 6th. You can share a donation and take home some great fresh produce from the MU Student Gardens.
    • MAY 16 – Tour DePath – 10am-12pm @ the Sustainability Fair, Heritage Station, 210 11th St.
    • BigPoster1MAY 162015 Sustainability Fair: The MU Sustainability Department, Sustainable Living for WV, Tour DePATH, the Living Local Project, the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, and many others, are hosting a community fair centered around celebrating local efforts and educating the community on what it means to be Sustainable: to sustain ourselves, and flourish, while providing the downloadsame and better for future generations. A multitude of workshops, demonstrations, and lectures will be offered by participants from across the region. Live musicians, performers, artisans and crafts people will showcase what it means to create sustainably. Activities will offer fun and learning for the whole family. For more information, visit: www.livinglocalwv.com and www.sustainablelivingforwv.org.
  • JUNE 2015
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • 11254112_459919284185482_1640831903830966022_o (1)JUNE 27th – 5:30PM-11PM: LIVE MUSIC for Sustainability Fair@ Heritage Station, 210 11th St. A major thunderstorm that hit our May 16th Sustainability Fair forced us to postpone our evening entertainment. In partnership with Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, we have arranged for a Rain Date on June 27th. This event is free and open to the public.
        –  5:30 PM Jim Curnutte – Escalating Resonance 
        –  6:00 PM Of The Dell 
        –  7:00 PM The Allure
        –  9:00 PM Downtown King
      For more information, visit: www.2015SustainabilityFair.com andwww.sustainablelivingforwv.org.
  • JULY 2015
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “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.
  • AUGUST
    • 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 AUGUST 17th.
    • 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.
    • moblie pics 634Student 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.
    • AUGUST 11th – Tuesday, 11:00am: Education Outreach @ Woodlands. Our Education Assistant will be meeting with the activities director and CEO of Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington to discuss plans of installing a butterfly garden on the premises for the residents to enjoy. Some of the residents participated in a tour of Marshall University’s green initiatives, including our Monarch Waystation and Butterfly Oasis gardens to aid in pollinator conservation efforts. After seeing our gardens they approached the activities director at Woodlands to express their desire to have a similar garden in their community.
    • AUGUST 13th – Thursday, 9am-11am: RA Resource Fair @ Corbly Hall
    • AUGUST 19th-21st – WOW
      • 19th – 22ndGreen Trail SELFIE Scavenger Hunt: join the fun, win prizes, and scavenge some selfies with our Green Trail Scavenger Hunt. https://www.facebook.com/greentrailselfiescavengerhunt
      • 20thGreen Trail Guided Tour from 5pm-6pm. Join us at the at the Student Center Plaza by 5pm, and take a tour of Marshall University’s Green Trail. Learn about all the many green initiatives on campus. REGISTER today to take our tour.
      • 21stGarden to Table, Friday from 5-7pm @ Huntington’s Kitchen. Enjoy learning new ways to cook fresh produce, harvested from the MU Student Gardens. Recipes will be tasty and nutritious vegan dishes. REGISTRATION is limited to the first 12 applicants.
      • 22ndRec Fest @ Rec Center, 12pm-3pm