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Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month!

AASHE invites organizations to join us in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month (CSM) throughout October!

CSM provides an unparalleled series of opportunities to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability. It’s also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education. Learn more about CSM.

How You Can Participate

  1. Register for the webinar - "Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016," scheduled for 3-4:30PM ET on September 7, will provide ideas on how you can participate and leverage this international event to promote sustainability on your campus. Check out the recording of last year's webinar "Campus Sustainability Month - Opportunities to Engage" for additional ideas.

  2. Sign up to screen a movie - Thanks to a special offer from Bullfrog Films, AASHE members have the opportunity to screen one of four movies on their campus during CSM at a discounted rate!

  3. Develop a schedule of events for your campus - CSM activities can include announcements of new sustainability commitments, award ceremonies, tree plantings, teach-ins, conferences, nature walks, green product showcases, sustainability competitions, power plant tours or information fairs. There are also many engagement opportunities in October that you can incorporate in your plans, including:

  4. Get out the vote - Given the potential significance of the upcoming elections for sustainability, we are encouraging US participants to include a focus on getting students informed, registered and excited to vote. Organizations like ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, NextGen Climate, Campus Vote Project and Campus Election Engagement Project offer tools and resources to assist with this.

  5. Share your plans and promote CSM - Tell us what you have planned for CSM and use #CampusSustainabilityMonth to share your successes via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use our promotional toolkit to get the word out about your institution’s participation.

Participating Organizations

Antioch University New England - October Sustainability Month

Keene, NH

We launched our Terracycle program in week 1 where we promote students/faculty/staff to bring in e-waste and other items to be recycled that normally go in the waste stream. In week 2 we launched our Compost Program where we are building a new compost and welcoming all students and faculty and staff to bring home compost to campus. We are also holding a film night, and enhancing our bike share program.

Appalachian State University - Sustainability Month

Boone, NC

The Office of Sustainability is partnering or coordinating with several clubs and organizations across campus and in the community to bring greater exposure of sustainability issues in Boone, the region, and the world.

Bellevue College - Fall Sustainability Series

Bellevue, Washington

We've planned a full Fall Sustainability Series including free workshops, field trips, and documentary screenings in October and November. In addition we will have free bike repairs and a local, organic produce stand during homecoming.

We're looking forward to engaging our students, staff, and faculty in a new way this fall and starting the sustainability conversation early in the year. We're taking some students to the AASHE conference as well.

Berea College - USGBC Green Apple Day of Service

Berea, KY

Berea College students thru the Office of Sustainability will be participating in the USGBC Green Apple Day of Service. The project includes working with pre-school students at the Child Development Lab, the on campus day care center for children of non traditional students, staff, faculty, and community members. The service project will be to use recycled milk jugs to plant edible plants with each child and help them care for them over the winter and eat them come spring. We hope to foster a deep connection between our food and where it comes from.

Bowling Green State University - Campus Sustainability Month Events

Bowling Green, Ohio

BGSU is celebrating Campus Sustainability Month with a number of events including films, presentations on research, service projects, buildings tours and even a Farmer's Market. All events are aimed at spotlighting university sustainability partnerships to achieve sustainability goals, as well as the involvement and education of the community. All events are free and open to the entire community.

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Cal Poly Sustainability Month

San Luis Obispo, California

Associated Students, Inc. at Cal Poly will celebrate sustainability month with the following events:

  • Week 1- Cal Poly Promise- To feature an address from President Armstrong and ASI President Colombini with the goal of informing students on the mission and vision for campus sustainability efforts
  • Week 2-Waste Prevention- Featuring a waste audit out front of the UU and a series of educational events hosted by the Zero Waste club
  • Week 3- Transportation week- Featuring a bike rodeo and a critical mass bike ride around inner-perimeter during UU hour to demonstrate campus support for biking to school
  • Week 4-Sustainability Showcase- Featuring activities from across campus

CCC Sustainability Committee - Stone Soup

Corning, NY

Stone soup is a tradition in the month of October here at Corning Community College. It is an opportunity to educate and feed students with local, preferable organic vegetables and herbs, cooked in a huge pot. They get a free snack or lunch and education about buying and supporting local business, farmers, and even the campus garden. It is always delicious group effort to get people thinking about our environment and where food comes from.

Cedar Valley College - Campus Sustainability Day

Lancaster, TX

Cedar Valley College (CVC) will host a sustainability event to celebrate winning two recent sustainability awards (AASHE + AACC Green Genome). With student Green Club members, honors Phi Theta Kappa students, and faculty/staff, CVC will have educational videos to increase sustainability awareness, trivia games to engage and connect the community, and many ways for participants to get involved with sustainability on campus after the event.

Center for Service & Sustainability - Sustainability & Fair Trade Month

Burlington, Vermont

We are hosting a handful of events!

  • "Way To Go" sustainable transportation challenge
  • "Burlington Clean Up!" city wide trash pickup
  • "Mindful Gardening" in collaboration with Wellness Week
  • Farm Stand in dining hall
  • Free Fair Trade Coffee
  • "Trash Bash" to see how well people are recycling & composting
  • Screening of "Just Eat It"
  • Sunday hike & yoga
  • Volunteer opportunities with Burlington community such as Nature Conservancy and Harvest Run, serving dinners, and Haunted House staff

Central Community College - Friday Night Movie and 3C Conversation

Grand Island, Nebraska

October 21: Friday Night Family Movie Night screening of "Just Eat It" a food waste documentary. Discussion of the film will follow with the Environmental Sustainability office.
October 27: 3C Conversation - With environmental sustainability becoming increasingly important to employers, students discuss recent issues with faculty and the environmental sustainability office.

Chemeketa Community College - Chemeketa Sustainability Month Learning Experiences

Salem, OR

Each fall, Chemeketa hosts a series of sustainability learning experiences to engage and inspire the Chemeketa community to become leaders for sustainability. This year’s events include two challenges (EcoChallenge and the Oregon Drive Less Challenge), a day of service, and a talk from our community partner, Marion Polk Food Share.

Clemson University - President's Commission on Sustainability Clemson Sustainability Month

Clemson, SC

Clemson Sustainability Month is an initiative of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) implemented this year by the President’s Commission on Sustainability to promote education and stewardship in sustainability within our community. This year’s major sponsors are each hosting a week-long series of events to reflect all three pillars of sustainability: social, economic, and environment. The following are the weeks hosted by some of our campus partners: Steam Week: October 3rd-7th CUSG Sustainability Week: October 10th-14th Solid Green Week: October 16th- 22nd Health & Sustainability Week: October 23rd- 28th

Creighton University - Spirit of St. Francis events

Omaha, NE

To celebrate St. Francis, patron saint of the environment, Creighton University is hosting a series of events, including lectures, speaker panels, a luncheon, an awards ceremony, and more.

Dickinson College - Campus Sustainability Month: Food & Justice

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson will host a food-centered lecture series that includes interactive campus visits from Winona LaDuke and Psyche Williams-Forson. Additionally, events include a Sustain IT workshop on climate action projects, a town meeting that engages people from all segments of our local community in telling, listening to and sharing stories about our community, and a field trip to a local apiary. At Dickinson, we see campus sustainability month as a way to engage students, faculty and staff and community members together to learn, live, and act sustainably.

Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives - Just Eat It Movie Screening

Atlanta, Georgia

Join Slow Food Emory, Emory Dining, the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, and Campus Kitchens for a screening of Just Eat It, which brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment. A short discussion about local food waste to follow.

Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives - WaterHub Tours

Atlanta, Georgia

Learn more about Emory's WaterHub through our weekly tours. The WaterHub is an on-site water recycling system on the Emory University campus which utilizes eco-engineering processes to clean waste water for future non-potable uses. It is the first system of its kind to be installed in the United States. Emory’s WaterHub is capable of recycling up to 400,000 gallons-per-day –nearly 40% of Emory’s total campus water needs.

Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives - Volunteer Trips to Oxford College Farm

Atlanta, Georgia

Join the Office of Sustainability Initiatives for an afternoon volunteering at the organic farm on the Emory Oxford campus. It's a great opportunity to meet Daniel Parson, the farm manager, and his team, learn best practices in organic produce cultivation, and meet other Emory students faculty and staff interested in sustainable food!

Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives - 2016 Campus-wide Energy Competition

Atlanta, Georgia

We're celebrating Campus Sustainability Month with a month long energy competition. All month long, coworkers, hallmates, students and friends will encourage each other to make smart energy-saving decisions. Three prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded in the residential, research, and administrative/classroom categories to buildings with the greatest reduction in energy use compared compared to last October.

Florida Gulf Coast University - Campus Sustainability Month

Fort Myers, Florida

Our university will be holding special events and service opportunities on campus for students and faculty to attend that are created around the principles of sustainability. Some events include a documentary screening of Catching the Sun, celebration of world vegetarian day, Halloween costume swap, tree-planting, campus clean-up, climate action student dialogue, and much more!

Georgia College - Campus Sustainability and Food Day

Milledgeville, Georgia

Georgia College is celebrating both Campus Sustainability Month and Food Day during our Campus Sustainability and Food Day events. On October 19 (1:30pm-3:30pm ET), campus and community organizations will showcase their sustainability efforts at our Arts and Sciences Fountain Area. On October 20 (5:30pm-6:30pm ET), Amy Johnson will speak about "The Environment and Modern Agriculture" in our Peabody Auditorium. Please join us!

Global Greek Sustainability Initiative - 17 Days/17 Goals Awareness Campaign

Boston, MA

The Student Summit at the AASHE 2016 conference will mark the first of 17 days in which AASHE attendees and the Sorority/Fraternity community will harness their collective reach on social media to engage collegians on campuses across the country on issues and realities underlying each of the 17 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Each day will focus on a specific goal and issue an open call for more leaders and action that can help contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.

GreeniPhi - Why it's time to take the the "Fast" out of fast fashion

Your Campus, USA

Throughout the month of October, GreeniPhi will embark upon a national roadshow of college campuses to hold film screenings and discussions to engage sorority and fraternity college communities and leaders at the intersection of college affordability, fashion and social responsibility. Following a viewing of the documentary "The True Cost", students will have the opportunity to discuss the way their fashion choices impact the world, as well as learn how their involvement in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can positively impact both their campus community and the world. Email to schedule a free event at your campus!

Green NAU - Better World Film Series

Flagstaff, AZ

We provide a free documentary film series (once a week) focusing on films related to various topics in sustainability. This year we have Trashed, Merchants of Doubt, Ridin' for the Brand, and The Future of Energy. The series shows our society's greatest challenges and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit as we strive to create a better world.

Hawaii Pacific University - Campus Sustainability Week

Honolulu, Hawaii

Please join us for a week of festivities at Hawaii Pacific University to Celebrate Campus Sustainability Week!

  • Sustainability Pledge
  • Seed Kits
  • Sustainability at HPU Libraries
  • E-Waste Recycling Drive
  • Meatless Monday
  • Clothing Swap
  • Take the Lead Seminar on Sustainability and Leadership
  • Fitness and Health
  • Workout Wednesday
  • Weigh the Waste - Wednesdays Presentation
  • Sustainability Fair
  • DIY- Green Cleaning Solution
  • Transit Thursday
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Halloween Funfest
  • Community Garden Workshop and Workday

Indiana State University Institute for Community for Sustainability - Campus Sustainability Day 2016

Terre Haute , IN

We plan on having various events throughout the day to promote sustainability on campus! These are the organization participating in the days events: Sodexo Weigh the Waste Event. Institute for Community Sustainability and Indiana State University Community Garden Tours. Sycamore Environmental Action Club Let’s Talk about Sustainability table. Recycle Center table. Career Center Careers in Sustainability Workshop. Tragedy 'n Time performance. Center for Global Engagement Let’s Talk about Food Waste. Center for Global Engagement: Movie Night “This Changes Everything” Also Campus Life: Is doing Chalk about Sustainability, helping us with promotion as well as the Cunningham Memorial Library.

Lafayette College - Campus Sustainability Month: Food Justice

Easton, PA

"Greening Lafayette" plans to celebrate campus sustainability alongside the ECOrep theme of the month: Food. Launching with dining service's Eat Local Challenge, centered this year around bumper crops, the month will also feature volunteering at the college farm, a food ethics lecture by ethicist and Professor Paul Thompson, and a Halloween-themed food donation drive. With Lafayette's vibrant set of clubs and organizations, food recovery volunteering and documentary screenings will be added to the mix. Farm-to-fork activities and education will address local land use, health, social justice, and climate concerns.

Lehigh University - Campus Waste Audit - M&M Residence Hall

Bethlehem, PA

At Lehigh University, we are planning to perform a campus waste audit on October 26th in front of the University Center on the front lawn. We will be doing a waste audit of one of the largest residential halls on campus, M&M. The purpose of the waste audit is to make faculty, staff, and students more aware of what is considered trash and recycling at Lehigh as well as recycling contamination issues.

Lehigh University - Campus Waste Audit - M&M Residence Hall

Bethlehem, PA - Pennsylvania

On October 26, Lehigh University held a campus wide waste audit of the largest residence hall on campus, M&M. Students conducted the waste audit to identify ways to reduce waste and enhance recycling efforts at Lehigh. Students are now working on implementing behavior change strategies in the residential hall to enhance recycling.

Loyola University Maryland - No Impact Week

Baltimore, Maryland

We have planned No Impact Week around the Feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4. Each day will feature a different personal challenge around themes such as reducing waste & eating local. We've planned several events for the week around the themes including a local foods dinner on Oct. 6 and screening of the short film 'Disobedience' followed by a workshop on civil action. We'll wrap up the week with a day of service and a day of reflection.

Marshall University Sustainability Dept - Campus Sustainability Week

Huntington, West Virginia

During the month of October, Marshall University will host a series of events to encourage campus sustainability, including:

  • Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Meatless Monday's challenge
  • Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Market Day, sharing harvest from the Student Gardens
  • Oct. 20 - 100 Mile Meal event
  • Oct 26 - Tech Recycling Event
  • Oct. 27 - Green Lecture on Habitat for Humanity and Sustainable Homes
  • Oct 27 - Sweet Potato Harvest at the Student Gardens
  • Oct. 28 - Hoop House Greenhouse Installation Event

Miami Dade College - Kendall Campus - Campus Sustainability Day

Miami, Florida

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 10 am until 1 pm, Miami Dade College's (MDC) Kendall Campus will celebrate its fifth annual Campus Sustainability Day event, organized by MDC's Earth Ethics Institute. During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about sustainability, urban resiliency, and Earth Literacy topics from students presenting their research projects, architectural designs, and art work, as well from staff representing various departments sharing on-campus sustainability-related programs and resources. There will also be a special performance by MDC's Jubilation Dance Ensemble: “Kahina: A Tangled Root," with choreography by Professor Michelle Grant-Murray.

Michigan State University - Just Eat It - A food waste story move screening and panel discussion

East Lansing, MI

On October 20 MSU's Sustainability Department will be presenting a free screening and panel discussion event of the movie "Just Eat It - A food waste story" The diverse panel consists of MSU faculty and local area community members representing all facets of the issue presented in the film. The event is free to all MSU students and staff.

Morehead State University - Campus Sustainability Week

Morehead, Kentucky

Oct. 23-29th Campus Sustainability Week will include a different topic and activity each day. Reuse, reduce, recycle day; watershed & pollinator protection day; renewable energy day, bike MSU day and campus beautification day. Lots of prizes and giveaways for each event.

Mountain View College - MVC Urban Forest Tree Planting

Dallas, Texas

On Wednesday, October 5, Mountain View College will plant three Red Bud trees, adding to our beautiful urban forest.

Northeastern University - Sustainability Tabling and LED lamp giveaway

Boston, MA

Tabling and LED lamp giveaway. Film screening. Husky Env'l Action Team's launches its annual Do It In the Dark dorm resource reduction competition. Launch of the University's Green Office Certification Program (10/18).

Northeastern University - Sustainability events, bike safety, LED light fair, film series

Boston, MA

Sustainability event 9/21 kicks off fall term - bike safety, LED lights, and more. 9/27 Film screening/discussion: Cowspiracy. 10/18 local food event + official launch Green Office Certification Program at Northeastern. Late Oct. film + discussion on sugar.

Nova Southeastern University - sustain·U·bility

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

NSU Green Sharks Sustainability Club is leading all Campus Sustainability Month events, with a main event called sustain·U·bility on October 28th. At this event, other NSU student organizations will be tabling to explain how sustainability relates to their organization. There will also be guest speakers from Broward County discussing the importance of sustainability. We aim to show our community that sustainability relates to all aspects of life and can be supported by anyone. We hope this event will promote students to think about the diversity of sustainability in life, on campus, and at home.

Oakton Community College - Campus Sustainability Month

Des Plaines/Skokie, IL

We are celebrating sustainability and nature in a variety of ways at Oakton this month, from water taste test events in preparation of banning bottled water on campus, to Be the Change with JoeyFineRhyme--engaging students in sustainable action and climate awareness, to film screenings of "Just Eat It" and the "True Cost", and "The Art and Music of Nature" --Oakton's annual exhibit showcasing work of students inspired by the natural world. There may even be a few surprises along the way. Check out our events page for more!

Oakton Community College - Campus Sustainability Month

Des Plaines/Skokie, IL

We are celebrating sustainability and nature in a variety of ways at Oakton this month, from water taste test events in preparation of banning bottled water on campus, to Be the Change with JoeyFineRhyme--engaging students in sustainable action and climate awareness, to film screenings of "Just Eat It" and the "True Cost", and "The Art and Music of Nature" --Oakton's annual exhibit showcasing work of students inspired by the natural world. There may even be a few surprises along the way. Check out our events page for more!

Pacific Lutheran University Residence Hall Association - UnPLUgged: PLU's Annual Energy Conservation Campaign

Tacoma, Washington

In partnership with student organizations across campus, including GREAN Club and Associated Students of PLU, RHA is hosting a month of UnPLUgged to encourage students to conserve energy in a campus-wide competition. To kick off the month, we're putting up flyers with energy conservation tips on residents' doors. During our homecoming week, we're hosting a sweater swap that benefits charity. Later in the month, we'll be featuring student performers during an UnPLUgged concert! We'll wrap it up at the end by announcing the winners of the energy conservation competition at an uncycled crafts event.

Principia College Sustainability Club - Sustainability Weekend (October 28-29)

Elsah, Illinois

The Club will host a screening of BEFORE THE FLOOD; offer vegan desserts during weekend meals (with signage on the benefits of going vegan); and host two days of interactive events in the Student Concourse, including games, contests, scavenger hunts, a Meet & Greet with the campus Beekeepers, and sharing of home-made crepes spread with apple butter the students made from fruit picked on campus! Signage, conversation, and outreach will be emphasized throughout.

Saint Louis University - SLUstainability Month 2016

St. Louis, Missouri

October marks the beginning of the annual SLUstainability Month from October 1-31st, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability & Benchmarking. This year three themes will run throughout the month, with each theme representing a different aspect of sustainability.
October 1-10: Energy Conservation October 11-20: Alternative Transportation October 21-31: Food and Waste

Saint Mary's College - Campus Sustainability Week

Moraga, CA California

  • Oct. 26 - Film screening "The True Cost" with clothing swap
  • Oct. 27 - Lecture on Food Waste by Dana Frasz, founder of Food Shift
  • Oct. 28 - Ecochella (concert powered by solar energy)

San Francisco State University - Zero Waste Free Ice Cream

San Francisco, CA

We're serving free ice cream cones and teaching students how to sort recycling and compost.

Santa Fe College - Sustainability Fair

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College Student Life will host a campus sustainability fair on Tuesday, October 18 from 10 AM-1PM. The fair will provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn about different sustainability initiatives on campus and throughout the community. Representatives from area non-profits and businesses will be in attendance to showcase ways to incorporate sustainability into participants daily lives. Planned activities will also include Sole Hope jean cutting station, sustainability-themed teaching zoo tours, and planetarium show.

Santa Monica College - Sustainability Week

Santa Monica, CA

Campus sustainability week is part of a national effort to mobilize educational institutions to raise awareness about environmental problems and solutions.

Stevenson University - Center for Environmental Stewardship - Put the SU in SUstainability

Owings Mills, MD

We are hosting #doitinthedark events 10/24-29 in the Residence Halls to raise awareness and reduce energy usage. Also, students can sign up to take the Reduce Your Hoofprint Challenge - a series of challenges created to help students learn about what they can do to live more sustainably.

Student Sustainability Center and Associated Students of Colorado State University - Campus Sustainability Workshop

Fort Collins, Colorado

The SSC and ASCSU are hosting a Campus Sustainability Workshop with student clubs focused on sustainability in one way or another. This workshop is meant for all of us student leaders in sustainability to collaborate on project and event ideas and see where our goals overlap in order to combine efforts to improve sustainability at CSU. There will be dinner served as well as updates from the SSC Director and ASCSU Environmental Affairs Director on CSU's overall efforts and STARS.

The New School - The New School Campus Sustainability Month

New York, NY

We have a series of events planned, as well as calls to action for New School students to decrease transportation emissions by biking, act on climate by registering to vote, and sharing their sustainability stories.


  • After Coal Film Screening
  • Discover. Connect. Swap: A Fashion Reuse Event
  • Imagine Science Film Festival
  • Facebook Live University Center green tour
  • Food Day
  • Environmental Justice: Then and Now

The Ohio State University - Campus Sustainability Month

Columbus, Ohio

Campus Sustainability Month provides a series of opportunities to engage and inspire students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability. Activities include lectures, sustainability and research grants, MyCup reusable cup, Zero Waste Stadium, and an Environmental Professionals Network conversation with environmental journalist Todd Wilkinson.

UALR - Sustainability Day

Little Rock, Arkansas

UALR will host a farmer's market event where vendors are able to sell their sustainable products and/or share their information. Electronic recycling for the community, local food trucks, pumpkin carving, environmental movies, recycling activities will be occurring in the center of campus.

UBC Sustainability Initiative - Campus Sustainability Month

Vancouver, BC

This October, we join universities across North America to celebrate Campus Sustainability Month. Find an event near you and explore and celebrate sustainability at UBC.

UCF Sustainability Initiatives - Campus Sustainability Month 2016

Orlando, FL

UCF Sustainability Initiatives is presenting a series of events with our community partners throughout CSM; with IDEAS for UCF, a yoga and park clean-up, with Global UCF, a LEED Green Building Tour, with Peace Corps, an application workshop, and with the Arboretum, a "Just Eat It" outdoor screening & discussion.

University of Alberta - Sustainability Awareness Week

Edmonton, Alberta

Scheduled for October 24 to 28, 2016. Sustainability Awareness Week (also known as SAW) offers University of Alberta students, staff and faculty the chance to learn something new, discover how they can get involved and explore sustainability-related issues that are relevant to them. Dozens of free workshops, tours and lectures run across Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, Enterprise Square and North Campus. Events are hosted by the Office of Sustainability and organized by student groups, campus organizations and community organizations. Activities relating to economic, social and environmental sustainability highlight how individuals can make a positive difference.

University of Dayton - Campus Sustainability Week

Dayton, Ohio

The University of Dayton will continue working toward a more sustainable world with a week of free, public activities Oct. 15-22 to tout green living.

University of Louisville - UofL Sustainability Week - A Sustainable Homecoming! Oct. 17-23, 2016

Louisville, KY

A full week to celebrate & raise awareness in conjunction with Homecoming Week! • 10/17 – Weigh the Waste Campus Sustainability Tour • 10/18 – UofL Day of Giving (designate gifts to "Green Fund for UofL") Diversity Dialogue Series: “Equity vs. Equality” Race, Place & Perceptions Campus Cardinal Debate • 10/18 & 20 – Bike Maintenance Workshops • 10/19 – Campus Sustainability Day Fair UofL Free Store Green Drinks @ UofL • 10/20 – Gray Street Farmers’ Market Single-Stream Recycling Center Tour • 10/21 – EcoReps Lunch & Learn Garlic Planting Day! Sustainability Float in Homecoming Parade • 10/21-23 – Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition Fall Summit • 10/23 – Community Composting Volunteer Day • ALL WEEK – UofL Dining featuring local food!

University of Minnesota Duluth - UMD Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

Duluth, MN

October is Campus Sustainability Month, and UMD is celebrating along with hundreds of other campuses across the country. Visit our website (sign-up on our home page to recieve email updates) to see highlights on campus sustainability events, student action, and operational updates.

Campus Sustainability Month events will all be listed on our Sustainability Events Google Calendar on our home page at

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Campus Sustainability Month @ UMN

Minneapolis, Minnesota

To kick off Campus Sustainability Month, we will be promoting our reusable water bottle rewards campaign "Choose reUse & WIN!" at the Open Streets festival on October 1st. The festival will be host to a sustainability zone, full of departments and student/community groups dedicated to sustainable goals. We will be hosting events such as Eco-U, a yearly forum discussing environment justice, and the 5th Annual U of M Food Day, urging people to take action on food-related problems in our community. Finally, we will continue to promote Zero Waste efforts at football games at TCF Bank Stadium.

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Campus Sustainability Month

Omaha, NE

UNO's Office of Sustainability and the Center for Urban Sustainability are featuring a month of sustainability-focused programming. Events include a movie series, speaker series, "Get to Know" sessions, and so much more. Each event that students attend enters them into a drawing for some free prizes and gifts.

University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute - Campus Sustainability Month

Durham, New Hampshire

Campus Sustainability Month (CSM) is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. During this month, we will highlight UNH's work as a leader in sustainability and promote ways UNH folks can be involved in their sustainable learning community. Students can pledge to engage in a sustainable habit for the month to win prizes.

University of North Carolina Charlotte - Campus Sustainability Week

Charlotte, NC

We built Campus Sustainability Week around 3 main events: Campus Cleanup, Transportation Fair, and Student Gathering. Campus Cleanup occurs every semester for the past 9 years. Transportation Fair is in its 2nd year, helping our campus community adopt alternate transportation (e.g. addition of light rail and bikeshare in the coming year). Student Gathering is for student organizations that support sustainability on campus. In addition, we have a faculty event on curriculum, a speaker on the politics of climate change, green career sessions, an art exhibit opening and a 50th Anniversary of our public gardens.

University of Rhode Island - Sustainability LLC Open House

Kingston, RI

We will be hosting a sustainability activity in the lobby of a residence hall. The activity will most likely be Jeopardy-styled, but geared towards sustainability topics. We will also be serving snacks and giving tours of our new Sustainability Living Learning Community Suite, which is equipped with features such as a waste analysis station, food composter, and hand powered washing machine.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Campus Sustainability Day--Change the World One Step at a Time

Edinburg , Texas

A day for students, faculty, staff and community to gather to discuss issues facing our planet today and possible actions we can take. UTRGV will feature fun exhibitors, dinner, discussion, and a movie featuring Jessica Alba in Year of Living Dangerously: Revolt Rebuild Renew. Students will have the opportunity to take a personal Sustainability Pledge. UTRGV will host the day-long event on each of its three campuses.

University of Washington - SustainableUW Festival

Seattle, WA

The annual SustainableUW Festival celebrates sustainability efforts at the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus as well as providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved. The festival features dozens of events across all UW campuses hosted by many departments, student organizations and other groups. Visit for the full list of events and more information.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Office of Sustainability - Sustainability Month

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

UW-Stevens Point will be celebrating with various events. We are participating in Project Green Challenge, Energy Action Month, and National Farm to School Month. A list of a few events that will be happening are: crunching into local apples to celebrate #MidwestAppleCrunch, showing "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story" and "Unbroken Ground," an informational fair for National Campus Sustainability Day with Earth Jam: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Rumble Roots, and Eazy on the Eyez to follow! Check out our CSM Webpage for any further information on these events!

Villanova University - Sustainable Career Panel

Villanova, PA

Hear from Villanova graduates on how they were able to make a sustainable career using their Villanova degree. Representatives from each undergraduate college will be present.

Wesleyan University - Campus Sustainability Month

Middletown, CT

We have a host of events this month, including: - Teach-in and talk by Chief Arvol Looking Horse: Standing with Standing Rock and Prophecies, World Peace, and Global Healing (10/7) - Pumpkin Fest at Long Lane Farm (10/8) - Sustainability & Equity 5K Fun Run (10/8) - Zero Waste Challenge (10/9-10/15) - Sustainability Leadership Development seminar for student leaders (10/20) - Where on Earth are We Going 11th annual conference (10/24)

York University- Sustainability - Waste Reduction Week

Toronto , ON

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is starting on October 17th! We’ll be in the Red Zone on Tuesday October 18th from 11:30-2:00 and will celebrate with a game of Where Does It Go? Show off your waste reduction skills for the chance to win some prizes!