Past Events

March 2017

Get your hands and feet dirty and help grow local campus produce.
  • Put Your Best Fork Forward” – March is National Nutrition Month “a nutrition education and information campaign created … by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.”
  • 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.
  • 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. BEGINNING THE LAST WEEK IN MARCH!!
  • MARCH 1st: EcoCycle Bike Loan Program begins its 7th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free.
  • MARCH 2nd: MU Garden Club – join us on First Thursday at 5:15 pm meet at the Sci Bldg Greenhouse and help grow a greener campus. For more information, visit our Facebook group for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/1427281950905108
  • MARCH 30th:  MU Day at the Capital 
  • March 30th: Earth Day Planning Meeting, Drinko 349, from 5:15pm-6:30pm. If you would like to volunteer, or if your group, department, business, or organization is participating, we’d love to have you at our planning meeting.
  • MARCH 31st: MU Energy Seminar – BE5 9am-1pm – On Friday, March 31st, the Marshall University will be hosting an energy seminar in BE5 of the MU Memorial Student Center, in cooperation with Aetna Integrated Services, The Marshall University Lewis College of Business, and the Marshall University Sustainability Department. Presenters will include: the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), ASHRAE, WVa Electric Supply, and the U.S. Green Building Council of West Virginia. Area energy partners will also host information booths during the event. Students, staff, faculty, members of the community, business owners, and area professionals are all invited to attend. Continental Breakfast will be provided, and Professional Certification Credits will be available.  To attend this free event, please REGISTER HERE.

 


November 2016

  • 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.
  • hoop-houseWednesday Market Days – Come visit our booth @ the MU Student Center every Wednesday from 11am-2pm. 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.
  • NOV 15th – America Recycles Day – Each year, hundreds of thousands of people join in the America Recycles challenge through efforts in their community. This year, the Marshall University Sustainability Department is hosting a Tech Recycling event on campus on Nov 17th.
  • NOV 17th – Tech Recycling Event Bring your old computers, laptops, printers, copiers, cell phones, tablets, flat-screen monitors, etc. All technology items will be delivered to Goodwill Industries for donation, to support their programming. www.goodwillhunting.org
  • Nov 17thHoop House Greenhouse construction event, all day at the Student Gardens behind Career Services, near the corner of 17th St and 5th Ave. Come lend a hand and help us build a Hoop House style greenhouse at our Student Gardens.

October 2016

  • 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 from 11am-2pm. 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.
  • Campus Sustainability Month – Marshall University is joining organizations across the nation in participating in Campus Sustainability Month (CSM). During the month of October, we will host a series of events to encourage campus sustainability, including: Meatless Monday’s challenge, Wednesday Market Days, Thursday Volunteer Days, 100 Mile Meal, Tech Recycling Event with Goodwill, Green Lecture on Habitat for Humanity and Sustainable Homes, Sweet Potato Harvest at the Student Gardens, and a Hoop House Greenhouse Installation Event. For more information, visit: http://www.aashe.org/campus-sustainability-month/.
  • Thurs. OCT. 20th100 Mile Meal event @ Towers Market Place 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 their second annual 100 Mile Meal on October 22nd 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. This event will be hosted in celebration of Food Day.
  • M2016-100milemeal-digital-signageon. OCT. 24th: 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.
  • Wed. OCT. 26th – Tech Recycling Event Bring your old computers, laptops, printers, copiers, cell phones, tablets, flat-screen monitors, etc. All technology items will be delivered to Goodwill Industries for donation, to support their programming. tech-recyclingwww.goodwillhunting.org
  • Thurs. OCT. 27th – Green Lecture Series: Habitat for Humanity and Sustainable Homes, 2-4pm @ the MSC Don Morris Room, 2E18. Learn about how Habitat for Humanity is building homes for veterans and families in need, and being green in the process. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
    The Marshall University College of Business, Aetna Integrated Services, and The Marshall University Sustainability Department, in partnership with Habitatfor Humanity, are hosting this free educational event on the topic of Sustainable Homes, as part of our Green Lecture Series. David L. Michael, Executive Director/CEO of the Huntington, WV Habitat for Humanity, will present on the topic of Sustainable Homes. Visitors will learn about energy efficient and low-cost design, recycled and re-purposed materials, building affordable homes for local families and veterans, and more. The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 2pm to 4pm in the Don Morris Room (2E18) of the Memorial Student Center at Marshall University. All who are interested in green architecture and construction, energy efficiency, affordable housing, recycling and re-purposing, and community revitalization, are encouraged to attend, including students, staff, faculty, and community members.Habitat for Humanity

    David L. Michael has been the Executive Director/CEO for Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity since August 2006. After spending his formative years in Pocahontas County, WV and then heading to Huntington in 1986 to finish his college career at Marshall University, David graduated from MU with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Post college graduation, David’s career path has been a mixture of experience in working for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. David has participated in various leadership development programs including Leadership Ohio and Leadership Tri-State, graduated from the Community Development Institute, graduated from the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church Lay Ministry Academy, graduated from the 2013/2014 Achieving Collaborative Capacity for Executive Success Program through North Carolina State University and Habitat for Humanity International, and has been a speaker/panelist at numerous workshops and conferences including Habitat for Humanity International’s Affiliate Conference in Atlanta, Habitat for Humanity of Ohio’s Annual Conference in Columbus, West Virginia Housing Conference in Charleston, and the Marshall University Energy Efficiency in West Virginia Conference in Huntington, WV. David served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of West Virginia for the six years both as a Director and Board President. During his tenure at HAHFH, house production and the number of families served has increased annually, energy efficiency has become a matter of daily practice for house construction, and a new state and national award-winning housing program serving formerly homeless Veterans was started, ahoop-housend still continues, in our community. David is an active participant and supporter of the 4th Avenue Arts in Huntington, WV and Cross Community Church in South Point, OH.
    The MU Green Lecture Series is a cooperative effort of the College of Business, Aetna Integrated Services, and the Sustainability Department.
  • Thurs. OCT. 27th – Sweet Potato Harvest @ the Student Gardens, 4-7pm. Just show up and be ready to help dig up some sweet spuds.
  • Fri. OCT. 28thHoop House Greenhouse construction event, all day at the Student Gardens behind Career Services, near the corner of 17th St and 5th Ave. Come lend a hand and help us build a Hoop House style greenhouse at our Student Gardens.

September 2016

  • 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 from 11am-2pm. 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.

August 2016

  • Meatless MoMeetTheSustDeptndays – 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 from 11am-2pm. 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 gardGreeTrailGuidedTourens! Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.
  • AUGUST 15th-21st: WOW
    • 17th – Meet The Sustainability Department, with partner Goodwill! Come see us at the MSC Lobby from 11am-2pm. Find out how Marshall is Going Green, and how you can help.
    • 18thGreen Trail Guided Tour from 2pm-3pm. Join us at the at the Memorial Student Center Lobby by 2pm, and take a tour of Marshall University’s Green Trail. Learn about all the many green initiatives on campus.

July 2016

  • “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.

June 2016

  • “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.

May 2016

  • Wednesday Market Days – Starting the last week in May, come visit our booth @ the MU Student Center every Wednesday from 11am-2pm. You can share a donation and take home some great fresh produce from the MU Student Gardens.
  • “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.
  • downloadStudent Garden Volunteer Days – Come join us on Thursdays from 4-7PM for a work day @ the MU Student Gardens (Behind the Career Services Center). Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome. Visit our department Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/MarshallSustainability
  • MU Garden Club – join us on alternate Thursdays at 5pm and help grow a greener campus. For more information, visit our Facebook group for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/1427281950905108
  • MAY 21 – Tour DePath – 10am-12pm @ the 2nd Annual “Huntington Sustainability Fair”, Central City Gazebo, 14th St. West, Huntington, WV.
  • SUST-FAIR-POSTER-12-15-2015MAY 21 – 2nd Annual “Huntington Sustainability Fair“, 10AM-4PM @ The Wild Ramp: The MU Sustainability Department, Sustainable Living for WV, Tour DePATH, the Living Local Project, the Wild Ramp, 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 same and better for future generations. Workshops and demonstrations 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 and to Register to Participate, visit: www.huntingtonsustainabilityfair.com and www.sustainablelivingforwv.org.

April 2016

  • “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.
  • Student Garden Volunteer Days – Come join us on Thursdays from 4-7PM for a work day @ the MU Student Gardens (Behind the Career Services Center). Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome. Visit our department Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/MarshallSustainability
  • IMG_1711MU Garden Club – join us on alternate Thursdays at 5pm and help grow a greener campus. For more information, visit our Facebook group for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/1427281950905108
  • APRIL 3rd: Weekend Science Adventures “What We Eat: Plant Parts & Nutrients“, hosted by the MU Sustainability Department, in partnership with the West Virginia Science Adventures Program. Students grades 6-9 can participate. This educational event runs from 3-5pm on Sunday April 3rd in room 207 of the Science Building on Marshall’s campus. Make sure to Register Online Today!
  • APRIL 10th: Weekend Science Adventures “Growing a Good Harvest”, hosted by the MU Sustainability Department, in partnership with the West Virginia Science Adventures Program. Students grades 6-9 can participate. This educational event runs from 3-5pm on Sunday April 10th in room 207 of the Science Building on Marshall’s campus. Make sure to Register Online Today!
  • earth-day-2013-istock23733018APRIL 20th: EARTH DAY, 10AM-2PM: On Wednesday, April 20th, 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. You will also be able to learn more about the MU Sustainability Department and our many projects. Join us for some great fun and celebrate our green earth. If you would like your department, organization, business, or community group to participate in our event, please Click Here and fill out the Registration Form at the bottom of the page.
  • APRIL 20th: “TRASHED” film showing, location and time TBA.

March 2016

February 2016

  • “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.
  • FEB 2ND: MU Garden Club – join us on First Thursday at 5:15 pm meet at the Sci Bldg Greenhouse and help grow a greener campus. For more information, visit our Facebook group for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/1427281950905108
  • FEBRUARY 11th – Incredibles / Greening Meeting: 9-10AM @ 2E10 MSC
  • FEBRUARY 16th – RCBI Lunch-And-Learn “Growing Opportunity in Local Agriculture”: The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) will host a free Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, that focuses on “Growing Opportunity in Local Agriculture.” Representatives of RCBI, Coalfield Development Corporation, The Wild Ramp and Refresh Appalachia will highlight the latest techniques in agricultural production, aggregation and distribution, as well as other practices to boost agribusiness operations and bottom lines. Through its Agricultural Innovations initiative, RCBI works with area groups to help state farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs produce more food locally, expand markets and improve supply chains. With a renewed emphasis on locally produced food, agriculture plays an increasingly important role in the economy of the Tri-State, one that has significant room for expansion. The event, scheduled at RCBI Huntington, 1050 Fourth Ave., will provide an opportunity for local residents to learn how they can capitalize on this untapped potential in the agricultural sector. Seating is limited, so participants need to register no later than noon Friday, Feb. 12, by calling 800-469-7224 or e-mailing frontdesk@rcbi.org.
  • FEBRUARY 26th – MU Day At The Capital – 9:30am to 1:30pm @ the WV State Capital, upper rotunda.
  • FEB 27th: WV E-Day at the Capitol

 


November 2015

  • 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.
  • 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),RecycleMania, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and EPA’s WasteWise program.

October 2015

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • OCT 5th-9th: “Exercise is Medicine” week of wellness events. Marshall University is an officially registered “Exercise is Medicine” campus. Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community. For more information, visit: www.marshall.edu/exercise-science/eim/.
  • OCTOBER 6th:Exercise is MedicineHealth and Wellness Fair @ the MSC Plaza, 10am-3pm – The MU Sustainability Department will be there to showcase: our Student Gardens, to encourage healthy eating through improved access to fresh local produce; Our “Meatless Mondays” Challenge for health and sustainability; 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 15th: Green Trail Guided Tour – Capri Billings, our Sustainability Education Outreach Assistant, will be hosting a Guided Tour of our Green Trail for members of the Fairfield East Community Center. To see about scheduling a tour for your group, please contact: BeMarshallGreen@marshall.edu.
  • OCTOBER 22nd: 100 Mile Meal @ Towers Market Place 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 their second annual 100 Mile Meal on October 22nd 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. This event will be hosted in celebration of Food Day.
  • OCTOBER 24th: 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.
  • OCTOBER 28th: Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) (www.campussustainabilityday.org) is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus.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. 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.

September 2015

  • 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 Mondays starting SEPTEMBER 14th.
  • 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.
  • 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 24th – “Geocache the Green Trail” project launch – Green Trail (GC63KFA).
  • SEPTEMBER 26thGreen 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 launch our “Geocache the Green Trail” project on Sept. 24th. – http://greenapple.org/content/geocache-mu-green-trail.
  • 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

August 2015

  • 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

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.

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 CurnutteEscalating 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.

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.

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)

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 1stEcoCycle 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-1PM: Live 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.

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)

January 2015

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    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.

    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.
    • 25thEPA 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.

    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.
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    • 23rd “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.

    August 2014

    • 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.

    July 2014

    • 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.

    June 2014

    • 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.

    May 2014

    • 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.

    March 2014

    • 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 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 7:30PM: Ben 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

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