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Webster Participates in RecycleMania Tournament

February 09, 2017

During the month of February, Webster University will proudly participate in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament at competition level. RecycleMania is a contest with more than 600 colleges and universities competing to recycle the most material on their campuses. This year, Webster will be reporting for two waste stream categories, organics and recyclables. The official competition kicked off at universities and colleges all over the nation on Feb. 5.

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Heather Sultz '86 will present on choreography and sustainability

Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology

February 07, 2017

Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.

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Sustainability: Join the Green Talks & Coffee Monthly Meeting

January 31, 2017

If topics such as energy, water, lifestyle sustainability, waste, youth involvement, climate justice, campus sustainability work and everything in between interest you, come join Webster University sustainability planner Kelsey Wingo for Green Talks and Coffee, held the last Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m., starting Feb. 1, in the Library's Cyber Cafe. The monthly meetings are a place for beginners and self-proclaimed experts to explore what being green is all about.

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Chief communications officer Rick Rockwell and sustainability planner Kelsey Wingo accept Webster's award.

Webster University Honored in St. Louis Green Business Challenge

December 07, 2016

Webster University was granted second place for the Award of Merit from the St. Louis Green Business Challenge. Competing in 2016 at the Leaders level, Webster's scorecard showcased advances in education and outreach through the Gorloks Going Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educator program, as well as illustrating campus recycling practice improvements and highlighting strides in wetland restoration at the Natural Area.

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Community members packed Sverdrup to hear several perspectives on environmental policy.

Panel Covers Election's Impact on Environmental Policy

November 18, 2016

Community members filled Sverdrup 101 to hear from Webster faculty members, a Missouri legislator, and a Student Government Association rep discuss the likely impacts and changes to environmental and health policies after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. The event was moderated by the Sierra Club and hosted by Webster University Sustainability.

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Hear from policy experts Nov. 16.

Panel: What Post-Election 2016 Means for Environmental Policy

November 10, 2016

Unsure what happens next after the conclusion of the 2016 Election when it comes to issues like conservation, natural resources and climate change? Join the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club, along with Webster University students and faculty and a local politician, to discuss the implications of the elections results on environmental issues. Lunch provided with registration.

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Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educator workshops provide  environmental, social and economic sustainability insights for any office, club or student organization.

Request A G3 Sustainability Peer Educator Workshop

October 27, 2016

Is your office, club, student organization, class or department interested in learning more about the basics of sustainability and efforts around campus? Gorloks Going Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educator workshops provide spaces where newbies and "green" veterans alike can join in conversations and activities focused around environmental sustainability! Requests are open now through Dec. 1, 2016.

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G3 Peer Educators Host Donation Drive and Swap Shop

October 21, 2016

The Gorloks Going Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educators will host a Donation Collection and Swap Shop the week of Oct. 24. Bring your gently used items to either the University Center, Marletto’s Marketplace or West Hall for donation collection Oct. 24-27. On the Friday, Oct. 28, the G3 Educators will host a Swap Shop in Sunnen Lounge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Register now!

Demystifying Sustainability: 2016 Conference Oct. 8

September 16, 2016

You are invited to Webster University’s Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8, around the theme, "Demystifying Sustainability: the Impact of the Individual," addressing the variety of ways the term “sustainability” has been adopted. Speakers, panelists and presentations will range from local restaurants exploring local and sustainable food sourcing, to the intersection of faith and the environment, to how artistic expressions can help create sustainable communities and many more.

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Register now for the Oct. 8 conference.

Registration Open for Sustainability Conference Oct. 8

September 07, 2016

The fifth annual Sustainability Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8, will host panels, breakout sessions and presentations featuring local food providers, environmental professionals, urban ecology experts, student activists and other local sustainability champions. The keynote speaker is Catherine Werner, the first Sustainability Director for the City of St. Louis. View the conference agenda and register online at webster.edu/sustainability/conference.

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Green Talks and Coffee Tuesdays

August 23, 2016

It’s not easy being green -- or is it? Sometimes being green can be confusing, challenging and all around misunderstood. Environmentalism is happening all across the globe with efforts focused on energy, water, lifestyle sustainability, waste, youth involvement, climate justice, and everything in between. Join Kelsey Wingo, Webster University sustainability planner, every Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Marletto’s Marketplace for Green Talks and Coffee - a space for beginners and self-proclaimed experts to explore what being green is all about.

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Welcome, students!

Recycling and Waste Services During Move-In

August 16, 2016

As students move into the residence halls this week, Webster University Sustainability and Groundskeeping have teamed to create several opportunities to green the process. Additional services this year to help make move-in more environmentally friendly include blue rolling recycling bins, collection points for e-waste and donated items, clearly labeled recycling and landfill dumpsters, volunteers and more.

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Justin Barton presents a book scholarship provided through a MDHE grant.

TAP Program Adds Service Learning Project, Preps New Students July 20-29

July 13, 2016

The Academic Resource Center is gearing up for the 2016 Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program, which will be held from July 20-29. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During TAP, students live on campus, take college courses and participate in campus workshops and activities to help them transition to university life.

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