October is the time to think Sustainability

BGSU has joined other universities nationwide to designated October as Sustainability Month. A number of events and opportunities are planned for students and the University community to learn about the issues and participate in helping BGSU meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.

Take advantage of the last Dining Services Farmers Market, tomorrow (Oct. 6) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Buying locally grown products is one way to reduce your carbon footprint while supporting local agriculture. Students may use their meal plan for purchases.

On Thursday (Oct. 8), the University community is invited to stock up on free office supplies at “Once Upon a Desk,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Harshman Community Room. Instead of buying new office equipment and supplies, help yourself to surplus items.

Also Thursday, take a free guided tour inside and out of the University’s wind farm. Hosted by the Environmental Action Group, the shuttle leaves at 5:10 p.m. from outside the Black Swamp Pub entrance to the Union.

For the full schedule including a film, another tour, competitions and events, visit the Campus Sustainability website.