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SLUstainability Week 2013

October 21 - 26, 2013

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SLUstainability Week is a time to be mindful of sustainability and showcase all that we're doing and could be doing on campus to be stewards of the environment, advocates of social justice, and promoters of economic viability. Events during the week are designed to help us learn about sustainability at SLU so you can more easily incorporate green practices into your daily campus life. Take time throughout the week to celebrate being Green Billikens!

Sustainability Week Flyer   | Sustainability Week Digital Sign

More detailed descriptions of each event are listed below or can be reached by clicking on the hyperlinks. A printable version of the list of events can be found here.





Mon, 10/21 Personal/Group Sustainability Practices  Campus-Wide All week
Tue, 10/22 Zero Waste Cannonball Picnic Tegler Field 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wed, 10/23 Campus Sustainability Day Nationwide All day
Thu, 10/24 Gardens to Tables: Food Day Learn & Lunch Kick-off at Medical Campus Track 11 am - 1 pm
Thu, 10/24 SLUstainability Expo Center for Global Citizenship 10 am - 2 pm
Fri, 10/25 SLUstainability Spirit Day Campus-Wide All day
Sat, 10/26 Make a Difference Day Kick-off at Soccer Stadium 9:30 am
Sat, 10/26 United Way Campaign  Donate online 10/3 - 10/26/13


Personal/Group Sustainability Practices:

This is a list of suggestions for how to bring a little more green into your or your group's daily lives.  You can pick one activity to focus on for a day or for the week or to incorporate as habit from now on.  If you've been meaning to start bringing your own water bottle or try out carpooling with a colleague, now is the time to do it!  Also, you can rally some sustainability awareness with your group (office, class, club) by making green the theme of your weekly meeting or by going zero waste at your next event, etc. Be bold and take a chance to try something simple and sustainable!

Zero Waste Cannonball Picnic:  

 All staff are invited to celebrate our contributions to SLU at picnic named after St. Ignatius' transformative battlefield injury. Please sign-up by October 14 by visiting the Cannonball Picnic invitation site.

AASHE's Campus Sustainability Day: 

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annually promotes Campus Sustainability Day as a time for colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada to promote sustainability. This year's theme is climate adaptation. Visit AASHE's site for more info.

Gardens to Tables:

Nutrition and Dietetics is sponsoring its third Food Day event down at the Medical School Campus to promote sustainable, healthy, and just agricultural practices. Stop by to learn more about growing healthy food and to enjoy a fresh, $5 lunch.

SLUstainability Expo:

SLU is hosting campus and community partners to showcase how they can support you and us in living more sustainably. Visit the fair to learn about sustainable dining, student groups, construction, and community resources. This is the complete list of tables and speakers. Check out detailed descriptions of our partners and feel free to share the digital sign for this event.  

Provide us feedback of the event (Survey ends October 31st)

SLUstainability Spirit Day:

On Friday, wear a green shirt and blue jeans to demonstrate solidarity in becoming a more sustainable campus community.  Feel free to use our digital sign to promote this event.

Make a Difference Day:

This is the largest community service day of the year, with thousands of SLU community members contributing thousands of hours of service.  This event truly showcases all aspects of sustainability: economic, social, and environmental.  For more info, visit the 2013 MADD web page.

United Way Campaign:

This year's pledge goal is to raise $100,000 for The United Way of Greater St. Louis, which helps one in three people in the St. Louis region annually. Through United Way's local partnership with more than 170 nonprofit agencies, as well as programs and services such as United Way 2-1-1, STLVolunteer, and others, more than one million people are served by United Way each year. The campaign will run through the month of October, so members of the SLU community still have a chance to pledge. Watch for emails coming from ePledge, the United Way's secure pledging website. No gift is too small; event a pledge of $5 will buy a hat for a homeless individual.



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