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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 webster.edu/sustainability.

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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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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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