Campus Sustainability Week

Thank you for celebrating Campus Sustainability Week with us this October!

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!

Check out our event schedule for Campus Sustainability Week, October 19-23!

Event Schedule

(October 19 – 23, 2020)
* schedule is tentative & subject to change *

Sustainability Tutorial Videos

     - “How-to Make Sustainable Laundry Detergent" ................... Click here to watch!
     - “How-to Compost” .......................................................................... Click here to watch!

"Elections, Infections and Climate Deflections" - A Presentation on Politics & the Environment by Dr. Andrew Kear  ................................................................ Click here to watch the recorded presentation!

     - Despite recent U.S. public opinion Gallup polling where concerns over issues            ranging from climate change to water pollution are viewed as serious, getting          worse and that the U.S. is doing too little, environmental problems                            consistently rank far below the economy and more recently, the global                      pandemic, in election polling. Climate change is described as "an existential              threat" or deflected as a non-issue where scientific consensus is ignored. In              this sustainability week talk, Dr. Andrew Kear will address the role of climate            change in elections and why this matters to U.S. environmental policy making.

Campus Restore Events  ................................. Every Monday & Tuesday of October
                                                                               (by reservation only)

      - Located in the McDonald Hall Annex, through the North door off of the                       Offenhauer Courtyard. Reserve your thrift shopping experience here!

Bike to School/Work Day .................................................................. Wednesday, Oct. 21

     - Ride your bike to school or work for one day this week to reduce your carbon            footprint! Take a picture of you and your bike on campus or at work and use              the hashtag #BikeDayBGSU  to win a prize! Prizes include a new yoga mat,              an herb garden starter kit, t-shirts, & more! 

Tree Planting & Environmental Message Chalking

     - Due to COVID-19 guidelines and in the interests of health and safety, these events are not open to the public and will be done by pre-selected student organizations. However, feel free to plant a tree or spread awareness for Sustainability Week from home and share your work with us on Twitter or Facebook (@GreenBGSU)!

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kear, Associate Professor with a dual appointment from the Department of Political Science & the Department of the Environment and Sustainability at BGSU

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Campus ReStore
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How-to Make Sustainable Laundry Detergent
How-to Compost
"Elections, Infections and Climate Deflections" - Dr. Andrew Kear | Campus Sustainability Week 2020