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CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY MONTH 2017

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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!

WHAT IS Campus Sustainability Month?

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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. 

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HOW DOES NKU PARTICIPATE?

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As a university that is committed to working toward carbon neutrality by 2050, NKU has been a participant of Campus Sustainability Day on several different occasions. Most notably, in 2012, NKU celebrated the 10th Annual Campus Sustainability Day with the construction of Mt. Trashmore. Built from one day's trash collected from campus, it was assembled on the main plaza to serve as a visual of exactly how much trash is generated by members of the campus community on a daily basis. The display served as a good reminder and an incentive to waste less and recycle more.
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