"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." ~ John Muir
Each April, NKU hosts Earth Week with a range of different activities. This year, SOTA student artists interpreted the theme of sustainability through music, art, and dance; a sustainability celebration was held in the Central Plaza; there was a thrift shop in the Student Union; an environmentally related film was shown; we hosted an Arbor Day tree planting at the community garden, and the university participated in a day of service on the Saturday before the week’s festivities. It was a fun filled and productive week! Stay tuned for plans for Earth Week 2018!
During Earth Week 2016, we celebrated the release of one of our alternative transportation programs, the Gotcha! Bike Share program. The program has been very succesful and many students have enjoyed using bikes for recreation and alternative transportation around campus and the local community.
Click here to view details on the 2016 celebrations!
During Earth Week 2017, the university saw the release of its 2017 Sustainability Strategy. The strategy is a guiding document for the next five years that will help the university keep track of current sustainability initiatives, introduce new strategies to reflect the needs and strengths of the institution, and guide us in our efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Click here to view details of the 2017 celebrations!
For Earth Week in 2018, we will continue to encourage healthy and sustainable living through activities such as the Earth Day of Service tree planting, Glen Helen hike, Monday Mile walk, staff/faculty supply swap, sustainability themed cycling class, FUSE meeting, Six@Six Threading the Ocean: Sustainable Fashion, thrift shop, community garden clean-up, and our #stopfoodwasteday.
Click here to RSVP for the Glen Helen hike.
Click here for more details on 2018 Earth Week activities!