The new MU Green Trailis 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.
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.
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.
Capri Billings, Sustainability Education Assistant, will take participants on a guided tour of Marshall University’s Green Trail. Enjoy the lush beauty of our gardens and learn about the many sustainable initiatives across campus.
In spite of the rain, we had over 300 visitors to Huntington’s first Sustainability Fair, and the word is out that people want more. Here are some photos from the fair, and you can see more at www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.
The Green Roof installation at the new Engineering Complex went so well, it is hard to believe. We had over 90 volunteers show up to help out, and we finished early, before 3pm! Couldn’t ask for better than that.
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.