Campus Sustainability Month 2019

See below for more event details!


CT Rides Transportation Survey and Raffle 

CT Rides has partnered with Professor Balcerski’s U.S. Environmental History class to conduct a survey on student, staff and faculty commuting to campus. These emissions are some of Eastern’s biggest contributions to our Greenhouse Gas Emissions each year. Having a better understanding of how Eastern students and employees are getting to campus will allow us to come up with better solutions to reduce these emissions. If you miss the exhibit in the Student Center you can take the survey here and still be entered to win a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.

When: Thursday, October 3rd 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Student Center Patio

Kelp Smoothies

Eastern has been the recipient of a Kendall Foundation grant to serve sustainably sourced and underutilized seafood and kelp. You will soon see these items on dining hall and food court menus more often. Stop by the Food Court on October 3rd to get a free tasting of these kelp smoothies and learn more about why our work with the Kendall Foundation is leading to a more sustainable Eastern.

When: Monday, October 7th 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Student Center Food Court

“Just Eat It” Movie Screening

The Environmental Earth Sciences department will be hosting a screening of the food waste documentary “Just Eat It”. Check out the trailer here and join us Wednesday October 6th at 6pm in the Student Center Theater for the whole thing!

When: Wednesday, October 9th 6:00pm
Where: Student Center Theater

Bottle Recycling Competition

Green Theme Housing has organized a bottle recycling competition between the Residence Halls that will kick off on October 15th. Simply bring your recyclable bottles to the lobby of your hall. At the end of the month the hall with the most bottles will win a prize! 

When: October 15th-October 31st
Where: Lobbies of Residence Halls

Upcycle Your Wardrobe

The Fashion Forward club will be hosting a special meeting to lead a workshop in upcycling your wardrobe. Learn how to bring new life into old clothes and reduce your carbon footprint!

When: Wednesday, October 16th 3:00pm
Where: Student Center 217

Recycling Cornhole Game

Are you ever unsure on what you can and can’t recycle? Join Professor Balcerski’s U.S. Environmental History class in a game of recycling cornhole to learn more about what’s accepted in our single stream recycling system. 

When: Thursday, October 17th 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Student Center Patio

Eversource Energy Conference

Eastern Professor, Paul Torcellini, will be presenting at Eversource’s annual Energy Conference. Attendance is free but space is limited so you must register ahead of time. Visit here for more information and registration link.

When: Thursday, October 24th 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Berlin, CT

Campus Energy Tour

The Facilities department will lead students on a tour of campus energy sites. This will include our fuel cell, power plant, and more! 

When: Thursday, October 24th 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Sports 219

Project Clean Plate

Project clean plate is a program that enhances awareness among students about unnecessary food waste during meals, and encourages students to significantly reduce the amount of food waste. Dining Services will be bench marking the food waste in Hurley on Monday 10/28/19 during lunch. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday they’ll be advertising the results with hopes of reducing the post-consumer waste each day.

When: Monday, October 28th-Wednesday, October 30th 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: Hurley Dining Hall