Earth Day 2018

EARTH DAY • April 18th
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

@ MU Student Center Plaza

Join us for some great fun and celebrate our green earth.

A very special day is coming up this April: Earth Day. In recognition of this occasion, the  MU Garden Club and the MU Sustainability Department are hosting an Earth Day celebration on Marshall University’s campus on April 18th, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.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.

earth-day-2013-istock23733018Come celebrate the splendor, beauty, and diversity of our planet, and help spread the environmental message of Earth Day.

We invite local organizations, groups, and businesses to join us. Share your commitment to our planet, and promote real action that will create a stronger, healthier, happier community. Our event would be greatly enriched by your participation.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 6th.

You can register via the below form.

For more information, contact:

Set-up is at 9 a.m. All participating organizations should plan on setting up at 9 a.m., distributing information and/or providing educational activities from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., then tearing down after 2 p.m.


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October 2017 Events

  • “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.
  • EcoCycle Bike Loan Program is in its 7th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free.
  • Market Day – Wednesdays @ Student Center, 11am-2pm
  • Volunteer Days – Thursday @ Student Garden, 4-7pm
    Come on out for Volunteer Days in the Garden! Each Thursday from 4-7pm, volunteers are invited to lend a hand at the Student Garden, behind Career Services,1687 5th Avenue Rear.
    All are welcome. 🙂
    For more information, contact:
    Angela Kargul, Lead Gardener, kargul@marshall.edu
    or visit:
    www.marshall.edu/sustainability
    www.twitter.com/bemarshallgreen
    www.facebook.com/MarshallSustainability
  • Tour of the Green Trail and Storm Water Practices -10/5/17
    We will be offering tours of Marshall University’s Green Trail and campus stormwater practice for local 4th graders.
  • Annual Marshall Day of Service – 10/13/17
    This day, sponsored by the Student Government Association, allows faculty and students to give back to their campus community through community-based projects. We will be having a workday in the Marshall University Student Gardens focusing on completing the Hoop House.
  • 100 Mile Meal – 10/26/17 @ Towers Marketplace at MU; 4-7pm
    Marshall University’s 100 Mile Meal Day, in participation with the FoodDay.org project
    The Marshall University Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics is coordinating with the MU Sustainability Department and numerous other groups to mobilize efforts to promote healthy and locally produced foods on campus and in our community and make Marshall a more environmentally sustainable and health-conscious place to learn, work and thrive.

September 2017 Events

  • “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.
  • EcoCycle Bike Loan Program is in its 7th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free.
  • Market Day – Wednesdays @ Student Center, 11am-2pm
  • Volunteer Days – Thursdays @ Student Garden, 4-7pm
    Come on out for Volunteer Days in the Garden! Each Thursday from 4-7pm, volunteers are invited to lend a hand at the Student Garden, behind Career Services,1687 5th Avenue Rear.
    All are welcome. 🙂
    For more information, contact:
    Angela Kargul, Lead Gardener, kargul@marshall.edu
    or visit:
    www.marshall.edu/sustainability
    www.twitter.com/bemarshallgreen
    www.facebook.com/MarshallSustainability
  • Water Festival –  9/21/17
    We are excited to participate in this yearly event hosted by Marshall University College of Science. West Virginia celebrates the importance of water with daylong water festivals for 4th and 5th graders. The events are part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the critical need for water education. Water festivals include interactive learning stations and exhibits where students engage in curriculum-based, hands-on water activities. We gave tours of the Butter gardens, the Monarch Waystation and the Green Roof.
    Organizations that collaborate with the DEP to provide this fun and educational opportunity include the National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and local watershed organizations.

August 2017 Events

  • “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.
  • EcoCycle Bike Loan Program is in its 7th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free.
  • Market Day – Wednesdays @ Student Center, 11am-2pm
  • Volunteer Days –  Each Thursday from 4-7pm
    Come on out for Volunteer Days in the Garden! Each Thursday from 4-7pm, volunteers are invited to lend a hand at the Student Garden, behind Career Services,1687 5th Avenue Rear.
    All are welcome. 🙂
    For more information, contact:
    Angela Kargul, Lead Gardener, kargul@marshall.edu
    or visit:
    www.marshall.edu/sustainability
    www.twitter.com/bemarshallgreen
    www.facebook.com/MarshallSustainability
  • Yoga with Butterflies – 8/16/17; 3-4pm
    Join Gro Huntington and the Marshall University Sustainability Department at the Student Gardens for Yoga and Green Mindfulness from 3-4pm. This class is free and open to all, you don’t even need a yoga mat!
    The event is located at the Student Gardens, behind Marshall’s Career Services, 1687 5th Ave.
  • Green Trail Tours – 8/17/17; 1pm
    We are hosting a tour of our campus Green Trail on Thursday, August 17th, at 1pm. Anyone interested in taking this tour simply needs to show up at the Memorial Fountain by 1pm. The tour group will gather there and then take the tour thereafter.
    For a self-guided tour, use a device and walk the Green Trail. Go to www.marshall.edu/greentrail, find Green Trail signs, and explore some of the many green initiatives and installations around Marshall’s campus.
    You can also geocache the trail.
    https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC63KFA_green-trail
    For more information, please contact:
    Angela Kargul, kargul@marshall.edu, (304) 549-7214;
    Eve Marcum-Atkinson, marcum13@marshall.edu, (614) 357-8533

Do You Love Gardening?

 

If so, then we have a garden for you. If you love to gardening or if you would love to learn how to garden or are anywhere in between, we are looking for volunteers for the MU student garden. Students or community members, all are welcome. To find out more about the student garden visit: http://www.marshall.edu/sustainability/gardens/student/. To volunteer, please contact Eve Marcum-Atkinson at 304.696.2992 or marcum13@marshall.edu.

We hope to see you soon.


Partial List of 2017 Huntington Sustainability Fair Participants

We are excited to welcome the following people to
the 2017 Huntington Sustainability Fair. Don’t miss out
on all of the fun, interesting and exciting things we have planned
for May 20th!

 

  • Appalachian Forest Herbs
  • Bamboozled
  • BES Nursery LLC
  • The Bodega Market and Cafe
  • Cabell County Master Gardeners
  • City of Huntington
  • Crackerjack Farms
  • Energy Efficient West Virginia
  • Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc.
  • Grindstone Coffee
  • Huntington cycle and sport
  • Ice cream a go go
  • Kentucky Pallet Artist
  • League of Women Voters
  • Luna Lady Soap Co.
  • Marshall University – Department of Biological Sciences
  • Marshall University – Sustainability Department
  • Mountwest Community & Technical College
  • Mud River Pottery
  • Murdoc Garden Boxes and More
  • OHIO VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION
  • Paparazzi Jewelry $5 Bling
  • Paul Amborse Trail for Heath – Tour DePATH
  • People Powered Huntington
  • Perennial Favorites
  • Perfectly Posh
  • The Press Club
  • Scent from Heaven
  • Sherwood Forest Crafts
  • Solar Holler
  • West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
  • The Wild Ramp Farmer’s Market
  • Winter’s Bride Arts
  • WV SUN
  • Xamaleya Jewelry and Art
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Making Some Noise at the Huntington Sustainability Fair

Come listen to some live local music at the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair!

 

Behind the Wild Ramp (Acoustic Sets)
11am: Ace Freely
11:30am: Jarren Jackson – facebook.com/heavyhittersband
12:00pm: Tom Cannon – facebook.com/tom.cannon.52
12:30pm: Whitney Lee Hodges – facebook.com/WhitneyLeeCollaborative
1:00pm: Zach Mcglone – facebook.com/officialzachmcglone
1:30pm: Jon Bassin – facebook.com/jonbassinmusic
2:00pm: Michael Lyzenga
2:30pm: Jeffery Smith
3:00pm: Jason Goble – facebook.com/jasongoblemusic

Gazebo
10:30am: *YOGA Demonstration*
11:00am: UltraViolet
12:00pm: The Settlement – facebook.com/thesettlementband
1pm: 5$Red – facebook.com/appalachianbluesmusic
2pm: Tim Browning & the Widowmakers – facebook.com/timbrowningmusic
3pm: The Shadowshaker Band – facebook.com/theshadowshakerband


Green Films at Huntington Sustainability Fair 2017

OVEC, one of the major supporters of Huntington’s Sustainability Fair, will be showing three award winning documentaries about Solar Power, Renewable Energy, and American’s Food System.

Please make time in your day during the 3rd annual Sustainability Fair (May 20, 2017) to visit OVEC (725 W. 14th Street) and watch at least one of these films.


Catching the Sun” 10:30 am catching_art_hor_final.jpg

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Who wins and who loses in the battle for power in the 21st century?

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.  With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy?

Backlight: The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy” 12:30 pm 

You won’t read about it in the papers, but a silent worldwide revolution is taking place: renewable energy is becoming cheaper than energy from fossil fuels. More and more, opting for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical choice but an economic one. This will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.

Countries like Brazil, Australia, Chili and parts of the United States are switching to renewable energy for economic reasons. Over the coming years, the price of solar and wind energy will keep falling rapidly. The number of countries where the tipping point for renewable energy has been reached will continue to rise. A surprising newcomer is Morocco, for example. By 2020 the government expects to meet more than 40 percent of the demand for electricity with solar energy. The Netherlands is nowhere near ready yet.

Sustainable” 2:00 pm 

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.