The schedule (below) details a list of events that will be taking place during Campus Sustainability Month at NKU. We invite you all to come join us for these activities to learn about environmental sustainability and contribute to the environment and your campus in a positive way.
Want to be part of one or all of these activities? RSVP below!
Saturday, October 6 @ noon, Asbury Community Garden
We are hosting a garden clean-up day at Asbury Community Garden, located at Johns Hill Rd and US-27 in Highland Heights. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7th from 12pm-3pm. We are looking for volunteers to pull weeds, beautify the garden, and prepare it for the fall after a long growing season. This event is open to everyone willing to dig in the dirt to help beautify the garden. Email Tess Phinney if you are interested.
Wednesday, October 18 @ 11:30am, SU 109
NKU FUSE, standing for Forum for University Sustainability and the Environment, is a roundtable discussion engaging campus stakeholders from all areas and backgrounds. The purpose of this forum is to provide a community space to learn from each other's expertise, how to address environmental concerns, and how to continue moving NKU in a sustainable path towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
The meeting is open to all students, staff, and faculty that wish to contribute to the discussion.
Thursday, October 26 @ 10am, SU Lobby
The Thrift Shop is one of the most popular activities that we plan. The purpose of the event is to prioritize reuse over recycle and to keep materials out of the landfill. To participate in the event, you only need to bring two of your own items to donate to the shop, and then you will be given free reign to take over all the items present.
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.