The 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair

May 20th, 2017, 10am-4pm
The Wild Ramp
, 555 14th St W, Huntington, WV 25704

On Saturday, May 20th, in Huntington’s Central City, the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair will be held at The Wild Ramp and the Charles Holley Gazebo in Huntington’s Central City.  This event will once again be free and open to the public.

The Huntington Sustainability Fair is a cooperative effort by Marshall University Sustainability Department, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, the Wild Ramp, the City of Huntington, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Old Central City Association, Tour DePATH and many more.

PARTICIPANTS WANTED: Area crafts persons, artisans, farmers/growers, organizations, businesses and more are invited to participate in our event. We charge a very nominal fee of $20 to set-up a booth. These funds will help us fund this and next year’s event. To participate in our event, visit www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.

VOLUNTEERS: We need you! We are in great need of helping hands leading up to and on the day of the fair. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.

We encourage everyone to come learn, listen to live local music, and have fun. There will be a wide variety of participating organizations and groups offering workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits on sustainable issues. There will also be live music, artisans, and family friendly activities.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please mail your check or money order to the Marshall University Sustainability Department, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington WV 25755. Proceeds go to help fund Huntington’s annual Sustainability Fair.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair and #bemarshallgreen on Twitter.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Eve Marcum-Atkinson at 304-696-2992 or email at marcum13@marshall.edu.


Catching The Sun: Film Showing

 

“Catching The Sun” Film Showing

Hosted by WV SUN and the MU Sustainability Department
Wednesday, April 19th at 5:00pm in Drinko Library, room 349.
Questions and discussion are encouraged before and after the 1hr 15min film.


“Catching the Sun” – a documentary by Shalini Kantayya

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?

This documentary, Catching The Sun, is being shown using screening rights provided to WV SUN. For film related questions, please contact:

Autumn Long
WV SUN Solar Co-op Coordinator
304-608-3539
autumn@wvsun.org

Free Admission


May 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.
  • 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!!
  • EcoCycle Bike Loan Program is in its 7th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free.
  • May 4: 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
  • May 10: National Bike to School Day
  • May 19: Critical Mass Ride @ Ritter Park, 6:30PM
  • May 19: Party On The Patio featuring The Oakwood Road Band, 7:00pm
  • May 20: 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair @The Wild Ramp in Central City 10am-4pm

April 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.
  • 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!!
  • EcoCycle Bike Loan Program is in its 7th year, so come on by and borrow a bike for the day for free.
  • April 7: 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
  • April 13: – “Stuff The Truck” with Goodwill @ MU Buskirk Field 10am-4pm
  • April 19: Earth Day Celebration @MU Memorial Student Center, all ages 11am-2pm
  • April 19: “Catching the Sun” documentary @Drinko Library RM 349 5:30-7:30
  • April 21: Critical Mass Bike Ride @Ritter Park, 6:30pm
  • April 22: StinkFest @The Wild Ramp, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • April 22: 1st Annual Green Fest @MU Commons, 4pm
  • April 22: March for Science @Heritage Station, 5:00-7:30pm
  • April 25: You Are What You Eat @MU MSC Marco’s, 11am
  • April 28: 14th Annual Empty Bowls @First Presbyterian Church (1015 5th Ave), 10:30am-2:30pm
  • April 28: OVEC’s Treehugger Ball @The V Club, 6PM
  • April 29: Bettter Business Bureau Shred & E-Cycle @MU (3rd Ave & 16th St), 1:00pm
  • April 29: YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 10am-1pm @Phil Cline Family YMCA

Earth Day 2017

EARTH DAY • April 19th
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 19th, from 11 a.m. to 2 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.

Come 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 7th.

You can register via http://www.marshall.edu/sustainability/earth-day-2017/.

For more information, contact:

Department: BeMarshallGreen@marshall.edu, 304.696.2992


MU Energy Seminar

As part of our Green Lecture Series, Marshall University will be hosting an energy seminar in BE5 of the MU Memorial Student Center on Friday, March 31st, from 9am-1pm, 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.

  • WHO: Aetna Integrated Services, The Marshall University Lewis College of Business, ASHRAE, WVa Electric Supply, the Marshall University Sustainability Department, and many more.
  • WHAT: MU Energy Seminar
  • WHEN: Friday, March 31st, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • WHERE: BE5, Memorial Student Center, Marshall University, 1650 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25755

SUBJECT: Announcing – the MU Energy Seminar, March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. prior to the opening remarks by Dr. Michael Nowak. Additionally, light snacks will be served at 10:15. Water, coffee, and tea will be available in the meeting rooms for refreshment. MU Sustainability Department will be providing reusable mugs for each attendee. We ask that you please use these and be mindful of your trash for the enjoyment of all the attendees.

NETL breakout session topics will include: West Virginia Energy Resources, Global Energy Outlook, The Business of Energy, and Research to Reality. In BE5, breakout sessions will be hosted by: ASHRAE on “The Global Push to Near Net Zero Buildings”, the U.S. Green Building Council of West Virginia on “The LEEDv4 Approach to Energy”, and WVa Electric Supply Company on “Changes for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting.”

The opening welcome & closing remarks, vendors, guest displays, and the NETL University & Graduate Education booth will be located in in BE5.

Professional Certificate Credits will be available.

Please Register by March 15th to attend this free event.

Registration form: Click Here

 


Earth Day Planning Meeting – March 30th at 5:15pm

Come on out to our Earth Day Planning Meeting in 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 2017 Events

  • 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.

See more Sustainability Department monthly events.