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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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Sustainability Coalition

All Welcome to First Sustainability Coalition Meeting of 2018

January 29, 2018

Campus community members are invited to join the Webster University Sustainability Coalition for its first meeting of 2018. The coalition is an open, voluntary, stakeholder forum that anyone from campus may join and contribute to the conversation for a sustainable campus and community. The coalition promotes ongoing activities led by faculty, staff, and students on and off campus aimed at developing and implementing sustainability-focused goals.

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Wingo accepted the award for Webster during a Dec. 8 luncheon.

Webster Wins Green Business Challenge Award

December 20, 2017

Webster University has again won an Award of Merit in the annual St. Louis Green Business Challenge. The award means Webster was one of the top three performers in the Champion category, the top tier. Recipients were praised for "driving both internal greening and the value of sustainability as a business practice for our regional economy as a whole." Several accomplishments and innovations contributed to Webster receiving this recognition, said Kelsey Wingo, Webster's sustainability planner.

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green move out week

Green Winter Clean Out and Donation Collection Dec. 18-22

December 19, 2017

As students wrap up their fall semesters, Webster University Sustainability will be posting blue rolling bins with signage in each of the dorms as well as the Marletto’s for students, faculty and staff to deposit gently used items and electronic waste. The bins will be available for item drop off Dec.18-22 in West Hall, East Hall and Maria Hall/Marletto’s.

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Touring the on-campus sustainability features

Join the Webster Sustainability Coalition

September 11, 2017

Community members are invited to join the Webster University Sustainability Coalition, an open, voluntary, stakeholder forum that anyone on the Webster Groves campus may join and contribute to the conversation for a sustainable campus and community. The coalition promotes ongoing activities led by faculty, staff and students on and off campus aimed at developing and implementing sustainability-focused goals. The next meeting is Sept. 15.

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Commencement ceremonies around the world

In the News: Roach on women of color; Wingo on sustainability; Commencement coverage

May 25, 2017

Nicole Roach one of two guests featured in a live on-air discussion on St. Louis Public Radio about women of color and the barriers they face in the workplace. ... Kelsey Wingo was quoted in a TUN story on university sustainability efforts. ... Webster commencement ceremonies were covered by Ghana News Agency and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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sustainability

Sustainability Presents Wednesday Lunch and Learn Sessions for Summer

May 24, 2017

Join Webster University Sustainability Wednesdays during the summer months beginning May 31 from noon-1 p.m. to learn about strategies and solutions being created and used right here in our local community to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability. The lunch lectures will take place every Wednesday, with free box lunches provided! RSVP to reserve a spot and a lunch.

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eco-map

Sustainability Website Features New Educational Video, Interactive Eco-Map

May 10, 2017

Check out Webster University Sustainability's video and campus “Eco-Map” revealing the broad spectrum of green infrastructure and resources on campus. The Eco-Map was created to communicate sustainability initiatives in place campus-wide, allowing viewers to navigate different layers, such as solar panels, bike racks or water bottle refill stations.

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green move out week

Webster University Green Move Out Week May 8-12

May 03, 2017

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 recycling bins will be available in five locations during the week of May 8-12.

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gorlok recycling

First Campus-Wide Sustainability Week April 24-28

April 18, 2017

Webster University Student Government Association (SGA) and Sustainability Office are hosting the first ever campus-wide Sustainability Week April 24-28. Sustainability Week will provide ample opportunities to educate oneself and to think critically about the most prevalent issues being faced by our natural world. The week will be comprised of a wide variety of events and opportunities for the campus community to make a greater connection with our campus’s built and natural habitats.

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recycling

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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