SLU announces first annual Campus Sustainability Week (October 24 - 31, 2012)
Upon returning from Fall Break, SLU will kick off its first Sustainability Week on Wednesday, October 24. Recognizing that a number of sustainability-related activities were planned, SLU's first ever Sustainability Week aims to unify these activities. The timing is perfect since the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has designated October 24 as national Campus Sustainability Day.
The week's activities will promote the expansion of SLU's single-stream recycling program, managed by Facilities Services, and the Center for Sustainability's conference on Sustainable Disaster Recovery. Make a Difference Day (MADD), which falls on Saturday, October 27, will pair volunteers with organizations such as Great Rivers Greenway, for environmental sustainability projects. MADD will also encourage green practices by distributing reusable water bottles to volunteers as well as utilizing biodegradable food packaging. In addition, a waste audit, tree planting and green-themed Great Issues guest speaker will help round out the week that ends on October 31.
For a complete list of events, times and locations, visit the Center for Sustainability's "Calendar of Events."
The Week Features:
- Exterior Blue Recycling Receptacle Debut (pilot phase)
- Sustainability Annual Report published
- Environmental Awareness Seminar
- Recycling education table at the North Entrance to BSC Oct 24, 2012
- 'Garden to Tables Food Day' hosted by the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
- MADD site leader training
- Great Issues speaker
- Waste Audit in the Quad - Friday @ 11am
- Tree Campus USA tree planting - Friday @ 12:30pm located at Firstar Plaza (Grand/Lindell fountain area) A brief explanation will be provided about the TC-USA certification followed by the ceremonial tree plantings.
- Make a Difference Day
- Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference