Sustainability Week

2023 Campus Sustainability Week | October 16 - 22

Universities across the country are shining the spotlight on sustainability issues this month in order to spur action for change! BGSU has committed to taking a firm stance against global climate change through Objective 5 in the Strategic Plan and completing a Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040! Now it's your chance to learn about and get involved with sustainability at BGSU through programming across campus! Every event you attend or volunteer for will get you a raffle ticket to win a Sustainable Prize. The more activities and events you attend, the more chances you get to win!

Schedule of Events

Monday, October 16

Sustainability Activity Table | Bowen-Thompson Student Union Tables | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bowen-Thompson Student Union Tables @ 11:00AM-12:30PM. Drop by our table for fun and informative sustainability activities and engage in our waste reduction/educational antics! Show us what you know and enter a raffle to win some sustainable swag/prizes! 

Monday, October 16

The Reluctant Radical | Education 319 | 6:00 PM

Join us for popcorn and the award-winning documentary film “The Reluctant Radical” featuring climate activist Ken Ward. He disrupts the status quo in very radical ways to fulfill his personal obligation to future generations. The film will inspire and challenge the way you view climate change. 

Tuesday, October 17

Tree Planting Service Project | BGSU Visitor Information Center | 1:00 PM

Fall is tree planting season, and what is more sustainable than a beautiful tree? Volunteers will join in the planting of multiple trees. Your impact will serve to sequester carbon and produce oxygen for years to come at BGSU. Supplies will be provided. Signup on BGSUserves is required!

Plant Trees with Us During Campus Sustainability Week! | Bowling Green State University (

Wednesday, October 18

Campus Restore | McDonald Hall Annex | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The ReStore will be open for the BGSU community to browse for secondhand clothes, school supplies, household items, books, small furniture, electronics, and much more! Free Admission with BGSU ID. Sign up to volunteer during the event:

Help During Campus ReStore Opening! | Bowling Green State University (

Wednesday, October 18

Guest Faculty Lecture Dr. Jonathan Kershaw | Central Hall 104 | 4:00 PM

Just how sustainable are you, really? We may intend to live sustainably, but does our behavior reflect that? Dr. Kershaw looks at the way we interact with food and informational strategies to promote healthier and more environmentally sustainable food choices. Free food will be provided (gluten free and vegetarian options). 

Thursday, October 19

Sustainability Game Night | Maurer Center 336 | 8:00 PM

Think you know your stuff? EAG and Campus Sustainability are hosting a sustainability related trivia night. It will be a battle of the brains on Kahoot, where the winning team will get an eco-friendly prize! The event will be from 8pm-9pm. Questions will encompass a variety of topics and this event is open to students of any major.

Friday,  October 20

Friday Night Lights | Student Union 2nd Floor Lobby | 6:30 PM

Ready, Set, Lights Out! It’s time for Friday Night Lights, an energy reduction program where volunteers turn off lights in academic buildings. Sign up on BGSUserves.

Saturday, October 21

Green Game Day | Doyt L. Perry Stadium | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Join us Campus Sustainability Week kickoff at the football game against Akron. Volunteers will drive golf carts, interact with the BGSU community and help distribute recycling bags, as well as picking up full bags. Reduce waste, increase recycling, and have fun! There are several shifts to choose from. Choose one or multiple and get service credit while contributing to sustainability! Signup on BGSUserves is required!

Green Game Day for Saturday, October 21 Football Game! | Bowling Green State University (

Sunday, October 22

Fall Colors Bike Tour on the Slippery Elm Trail | Meet at BGSU Bike Garage | 2:00 PM

Bring your own bike for a trek down the Slippery Elm Trail as we appreciate the ecosystems of the area and immerse ourselves in nature. Join Outdoor Adventure Club as we ride down the beautiful Slippery Elm Trail to admire the Fall scenery. This will be a leisurely paced bike ride and we will be back by sundown. Meet at 517 E Reed St. (the BGSU Bike Garage address). *Note you will have to bring your own bike. All available bikes have been reserved. RSVP via the link below:

SignUp Genius Registration Link: OAC: Biking - Slippery Elm Trail 10/22/23 (

Tuesday, October 24

BGSU Sustainability Open Forum | Education 406 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Now that sustainability at BGSU has been on your mind for the past week, we want to hear your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and/or questions related to the current and future state of sustainability at our campus. Drop by Education 406 anytime between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM for an open forum style discussion with staff and like-minded individuals. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome; no RSVP required.

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Updated: 05/10/2024 12:03PM