Green Trail

Green Trail - Trail Head Sign & MapThe new MU Green Trail is 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.

Be Green, Be Marshall Green!

For more information, please visit
or download our Green Trail Brochure.

Garden-To-Table cooking event a Success!


Garden-To-Table cooking event a Success!

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.

Green Trail SELFIE Scavenger Hunt

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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.

The first 20 scavengers to successfully follow the instructions and submit their selfie photo collections will win prizes, such as: t-shirts, reusable grocery totes, reusable cups, etc. They will also win high Green accolades from the Marshall University Sustainability Department and the Green Trail Project.

Guided Tour of the Green Trail

Guided Tour of the Green Trail – Aug 20th

Join Us and REGISTER for our Guided Tour of the Green Trail on Thursday, August 20th from 5-6PM.Green Trail with Points-eve-edit3

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.

Participants in the Guided Tour must REGISTER FIRST, and arrive by 4:50pm @ the Memorial Student Center Plaza.

Contact: Capri Billings,, 304-690-5611.

Sustainability Music Fest A Success!

The Sustainability Music Fest was a Success!
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Earth Day 2015

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11080700_10153883227318298_5263685195569912713_oOur Earth Day event on Aprill 22nd at the MU Student Center was a success! A wild variety of workshops, presenters, and participants filled our event with green and sustainable learning opportunities. Visitors both young and old were entertained and engaged, had some great fun, and celebrated our green earth. Over 40 local organizations, groups and businesses were at our Earth Day event to share their commitment to our planet, and promote real action that will create a stronger, healthier, happier community. For more information, you can also email us at, or contact our event coordinator Capri Billings at, (304)690-5611.

Green Roof Success!

Green Roof Success!

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.

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Live Happy Health Day – March 25th

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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.