The weather was great, and the attendance was amazing. So many came out to enjoy the day, learn what it means to “Be Green, Be Marshall Green”, and help celebrate Earth Day. Here are just a few pictures from our event.

Earth Day

Tearth-day-2013-istock23733018he Sustainability Department is hosting an Earth Day celebration on Marshall University’s campus on April 20th, from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

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.

If your group, organization, or business would like to participate, please fill out the registration form on our Earth Day page.

GSEM – April 3rd – Plant Parts & Nutrition

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From the Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON – Children in grades 3 through 9 were able to get their hands dirty Sunday as they conducted several experiments in the Marshall University Student Vegetable Garden.

Under the watchful eyes of Eve Marcum-Atkinson, research and community outreach assistant for the MU Sustainability Department, the students were asked to look at plant parts and identify which parts were eatable. They also measured soil nutrients, moisture and pH levels in the vegetable garden

“Events like these are so important because it gets kids excited about learning math and science,” Marcum-Atkinson said. “We’re able to provide them with real world application and teach them why learning about the world around them is so important.”
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Huntington Sustainability Fair

Our 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair is set for Saturday, May 21st from 10am-4pm at the Wild Ramp in Central City, Huntington. For more info about this project and our many partners, to register for a booth, or to volunteer, visit Below is a beautiful video showcasing the beauty, community, and never-stopped-us-from-having-fun precipitation at our 1st ever Huntington Sustainability Fair last year. An estimated 300 came out that day to celebrate “green” ideas, learn, and enjoy. Another 300 came out in June for our rain-date evening entertainment. This video was made by Keyamo Onoge of Keyamo Photography, an amazing contribution to our efforts.

Green Trail Guided Tour – Coming Soon!

The Green Trail signage are in production, and we are crossing our fingers that we’ll be finished installing them by the end of March. As Spring sets in, also keep your eyes out for new blooms and plantings at the Sustainability Gardens along the trail. You can Geocache the Green Trail right now!

Here is a DEP report on our WoW week Green Trail Guided Tour:


Green Trail

Green Trail - Trail Head Sign & MapThe new MU Green Trail is very close to being completed. Keep your eyes out for signage and guided tours. There are 19 destinations along the trail so far, and more will be added as we grow this project. Each “Green Station” along the trail showcases important aspects of Marshall University’s sustainability efforts.

Be Green, Be Marshall Green!

For more information, please visit
or download our Green Trail Brochure.

Garden-To-Table cooking event a Success!


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.

Green Trail SELFIE Scavenger Hunt

Green Scavenger Hunt - short description - 7-22-15Green Trail SELFIE Scavenger Hunt

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.

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.