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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 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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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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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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Green Talks

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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