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Reflecting on Webster's 3-Year Streak as Award-Winning Green Business Challenge Champion

May 09, 2019

Webster University continues to perform as a leader in environmental sustainability in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Green Business Challenge recognized the university in 2018 with the third Award of Merit for the creation of the campus bike share program, the fall Swap Shop that helped supply clothing and school supplies to the Fall 2018’s incoming students, and various water and energy conservation projects across campus.

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Earth Day

Webster at the 30th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival

May 01, 2019

Webster joined the community at the 30th annual St. Louis Earth Day festival. Representatives from the university discussed sustainability on campus, academic opportunities, and also how the community can get involved at Webster through the summer Lunch & Learn Sustainability Speaker Series beginning Wednesday, May 22. Webster’s booth handed out reusable bags, pencils made of recycled material and upcycled notebooks to over 100 members of the community.

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Webster Green Move Out

Sustainability to Collect Donations in Green Move Out Week

December 07, 2018

Did you know the Move Out process result in nearly 20,000 lbs. of trash going to the landfill each year? Moving out of dorms and apartments for the summer can be hectic, but the Webster University Sustainability Office is here to provide opportunities to green the process! In order to collect reusable items and unwanted electronics for recycling, blue rolling bins will be in the lobbies of East & West Hall, in the WVA Clubhouse and at the north entrance of Marletto’s for faculty and staff access from Monday, Dec. 17-Dec. 21.

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Join Webster University's Sustainability Coalition

November 30, 2018

The Webster University Sustainability Coalition promotes ongoing activities led by faculty, staff, and students on and off campus aimed at developing and implementing sustainability-focused goals. The coalition is an open, voluntary, stakeholder forum that anyone from campus may join and contribute to. The final meeting of 2018 will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. in EAB Room 392.

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What the Midterms Mean for the Environment

November 08, 2018

Now that the polls have closed, what do the results hold in store for environmental policy on a local, state, national and even global level? Join the Missouri Sierra Club and Webster University Sustainability in EAB 253/262 on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. for this midday event. Free lunch available on a first come-first serve basis. RSVP to attend.

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Swap items for free on Sept. 5.

Recycle and Reuse at Sustainability Swap Shop Sept. 5

August 27, 2018

Webster University Sustainability will host a Swap Shop in Sunnen Lounge from 12-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, after the Involvement Fair. Everything at the event will be FREE and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to continue dropping off donations at the Swap Shop. Items already available include items from the 2017 Move-Out including clothes, shoes, coats, office and school supplies, books, art supplies, small furniture and much more.

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Join us for Sustainability Wednesdays this summer

Summer Sustainability Wednesdays Lunch Series

May 22, 2018

Join Webster University Sustainability Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. during the summer months beginning May 30. Learn about strategies and solutions being created and used right here in our local community to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability on a global scale. Learn about each week's speakers and RSVP at

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The workshop will be on May 23

Webster Hosts St. Louis Community Bike Share Workshop May 23

May 17, 2018

In an effort to discuss the changing landscape surrounding bike share and alternative transportation in St. Louis, the St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium would like to invite all to a half-day workshop of speakers and demonstrations to learn more about existing and impending bike share programs. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Webster University's Emerson Library.

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Keep a look out for Goodwill donation boxes and blue electronic waste recycling bins.

Webster University Green Move Out Week May 7-11

May 09, 2018

Did you know Move Out results in nearly 20,000 pounds of trash going to the landfill each year? Moving out of dorms and apartments for the summer can be hectic, but Webster University Sustainability and Residential Life are here to provide opportunities to green the process! In order to collect reusable items and unwanted electronics for recycling, Goodwill donation boxes and blue electronic waste recycling bins will be available at 3 locations from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11.

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Sustainability Week offers a variety of events to engage with Webster's built and natural habitats.

Sustainability Week April 23-27

April 02, 2018

During the Week of April 23-27, the Webster University Sustainability Coalition and Sustainability Office are partnering to host the second annual campus-wide Sustainability Week, with opportunities to educate oneself and think critically about the most prevalent issues faced by our natural world. A repair fair, Natural Area clean-up and the Robert Musil talk are among the opportunities to engage with Webster's built and natural habitats.

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Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council

Contemporary Conversations: 'Can We Still Save the Environment?' with Robert Musil

March 21, 2018

Webster University welcomes Robert K. Musil to campus in April as the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Musil is president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. Among the events while he is on campus will be a talk in the "Critical Conversations for a Connected World" series hosted by President Beth Stroble. "Rachel Carson's Legacy: Can We Still Save the Environment?" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the East Academic Building.

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