Sustainability Fair Success!

Sustainability Fair Success!

The 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, held on May 21st at the Wild Ramp in Central City, was a great success in spite of the threat of rain all day. We lucked out with just a sprinkle here and there, till the real rain came at 4pm, at the close of the fair. We estimate that roughly 400 came out to The Wild Ramp on 14th St. West in the Central City area of Huntington, WV. Tour DePATH had a great annual bike ride along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, WVCA and MU Environmental Health and Safety hosted an excellent rain barrel demonstration, and there were tons of wonderful local musicians who performed at the fair as their volunteer contribution. Many workshops and demonstrations were hosted. For more information about this project, visit:

2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair

BigPoster-5-11-2016-webJoin us for our 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair on Saturday, May 21st, from 10am-4pm.

This year, we will be at the Wild Ramp and the Central City gazebo. Tour DePATH is again our partner, hosting their annual bike ride along the P.A.T.H. from 10am-Noon. There will be crafts, artisans, food, live music, workshops, demonstrations, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. We invite participants to download our 5-week Calendar, take the Green Challenge, and earn some free green swag. Let’s Be Green, Shop Local, and Build a more Sustainable Community! For more information, visit

This event is sponsored in part by Sustainable Living for West Virginia and the Marshall University Sustainability Department.

Wild Ramp Layout-5-18-2016



The Marshall University Sustainability Department had a great time participating in the YMCA’s Healthy Kid’s Day. Lots of pea seedlings were planted and pots were painted by young and old!



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

HDimage-5701bdc9128c9imageStudents go green during sustainability program

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: