Greening Marshall Committee continues monthly meetings Oct. 14 and Nov. 17

The Greening Marshall Committee has begun monthly meetings and the Marshall community is invited to attend and take part.

Meetings last approximately one and a half hours and are located in Conference Room SMB at the Sorrell Maintenance Building, (Physical Plant building.) Attendees make recommendations to the Sustainability Department for Marshall’s green initiatives.

Fall meetings will take place Tuesday, Oct. 14, from1 to 2:30 p.m., and  Monday, Nov. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  The committee will not meet in December, but will resume meetings in January at a date to be determined.

Margie J. Phillips, manager of the Sustainability Department, says students are especially encouraged to participate in these monthly meetings.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded peers, to network and to pursue your passion for being sustainable and for making a difference in your world,” Phillips said.

Marshall’s Greening Marshall Committee was formed by President Stephen J. Kopp in September 2008 to address issues of sustainability for the university and to explore ways to conserve water and energy, reduce waste and incorporate green technologies and materials into Marshall’s planning and operations.

One year later, Marshall students became the first college students in the state and one of the few in the country to propose and vote for a $5 student Green Fee, which funds the Sustainability Department. Since its beginning in 2009, the department has brought programs to Marshall including the student gardens and the Eco Cycle Bike Loan Program located at  the Recreation Center, to name a few.

For more information, contact Phillips at ext. 6-2992 or