Listed below are events that will be taking place during Campus Sustainability Month at NKU. We invite you to join us for these activities to learn more about and particpate in environmental sustainability at NKU and in general!
Download the full schedule here.
Friday, October 4, 10 am - 12 pm, SU
**If you missed this event but still have batteries and/or ink cartridges to recycle, we are accepting them year round. Please visit our Recycling page for more information.**
NKU Sustainability will have a table in the Student Union to collect used batteries and ink cartridges. All items will be properly recycled with our vendor.
Wednesday, October 9, 12-1 pm
Join us for a tour of the on-campus Community Garden and nearby Wildflower Garden. Learn about how to sign up for the garden and manage a plot. We'll also discuss growing and composting tips and the benefits of pollinators. Meet near the circle fountain outside the library's lower level shortly before noon. It's only a short walk up to the garden (by the old Honor's House). The garden is wheelchair accessible.
Friday and Saturday, October 11 & 12, 8 am - 5 pm (off campus)
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• Campbell County residents only- NO commercial interests or businesses
• Must show proof of residency (example: driver's license, utility bill)
• Participants are required to unload their own vehicle
• Tire limit: each resident may bring up to eight (8) tires
• Furniture & mattresses do NOT need to be plastic-wrapped
Questions? Call (859) 547-1866 ahead of event date.
Monday, October 14, 12:30-1 pm, Campus Rec
Walk for Sustainability! Join us for a Monday Mile walking loop around campus and show your support for sustainability at NKU. Wear your favorite environmentally-themed garb or accessory. Each participant will be entered into a raffle to win $5 on their Allcard. Meet inside the Campus Rec center main lobby (your allcard will be needed to enter). The walk will take place rain or shine, indoor or outside.
Wednesday, October 16, 10 am - 1 pm, SU
Stop by our NKU Sustainability table in the Student Union to learn more about World Food Day, food waste, composting tips, and more. We will also be collecting food items and toilettries for FUEL NKU.
Friday, October 18, 10-11 am, SU 109
Green Umbrella, the regional sustainability alliance, will present at this meeting about their organization and member benefits, as well as share information about the 2030 District initiative. Sustainability committee meetings are open to staff, faculty, students, and community members. Join us for discussion on sustainability at NKU, learn about events, and gain helpful knowledge that can be applied in your own life.
Monday, October 21, 12-1 pm, SU 104
94% of Americans report they are confused by recycling. Are you one of them? Curious to learn more about recycling in general and what the China ban has meant for recycling in our area? Anne Gray, Education Specialist at Rumpke Recycling, will help clear up the confusion around recycling while speaking about the amazing recycling facility we have right here in the Cincinnati area. Feel free to bring your own lunch while you learn!
Tuesday, October 22, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, MEP 294
**This session is full. If you would like to be put on a wait list or be notified of upcoming workshops email Kim Yates, email@example.com.**
Are you interested in growing your own vegetables year around? That’s exactly what you could do with a hydroponic system. Hydroponic systems are compact growing systems for multiple plants with no soil, making them perfect for dorm rooms and apartments.
In this two-hour hands-on workshop you will:
• Learn how to build your own hydroponic growing system.
• All materials are included in the cost of the workshop.
$25 for faculty/staff, $15 for students. Cash or check at time of event.
Register your spot here: https://forms.gle/SQo163DBmvykDF896
Taught by Kim Yates, Director, Center for Environmental Education
Monday, October 28, 2-3 pm, SU 109
Hotter Summers. Heavier rainfall. Stronger storms. Rising oceans. Are these the result of climate change? Join us for this discussion event where Professor Anthony Chavez will speak about climate-related concerns, the science behind climate change, the facts and the myths. We will then open the conversation for questions and dialogue. This is a great opportunity to learn more about climate change and responsive policies.
Each year during October, colleges and universities around the globe celebrate sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, these campuses hold events in hopes of inspiring students and other stakeholders to become agents of change at their universities and worldwide. Some events have included teach-ins, pledge drives, waste audits, letter writing campaigns, service projects, and much more! These events serve as a complement to Earth Day and Earth Week celebrations which occur in April.
According to AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), Campus Sustainability Month grew out of Campus Sustainability Day, which was first organized in October 2003 by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and has typically been celebrated on the fourth Wednesday in October.