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Upcoming Sustainability Events

For questions about these events, contact the UMSL Sustainability Office.



FOOD DAY

Thursday, October 24 | lunch time | The Nosh

Join UMSL Dining Services and UMSL Sustainability to talk about healthy & local food, hunger, and the American diet. Local farmers will be on hand to explain their operations, and some of their produce will be available in the dishes offered in The Nosh. 

 

FALL CLOTHING SWAP

Thursday, October 25 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM | MSC Quarters Lounge

Swap Your Stuff! Clear the clutter, upgrade your closet and do it all without spending a dime. Clothing swaps are a great way to clean out your closet and add to your wardrobe without breaking the bank! Bring CLEAN, freshly washed items to donate to the pile & then pick out some new duds to take home. It's a "give & take" scenario!

 

GREENWAY SYMPOSIUM

Friday, November 2 | 8:00AM - 3:30PM | JCP Conference Center

UMSL Sustainability is proud to serve as the site host for the 3rd annual regional workshop organized by Great Rivers Greenway! The 2018 Greenway Symposium will focus on "Learning from Our Past to Design Our Future." Sessions include "Diversity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation" and "Lessons Learned from Design for Operations & Maintenance." Free breakfast and lunch will be provided, but registration is required. Registration and more information can be found on the Great Rivers Greenway website at https://greatriversgreenway.org/greenway-symposium/.

 

SCREENing of BLUE HEART

Friday, November 2 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM | MSC Pilot House

Join the UMSL Environmental Adventure Organization in viewing the latest film just released by Patagonia. This movie tells the story of the last wild river system in Europe and the people fighting to protect it. Unbeknownst to most, people in Albania, Bosnia and Croatia are fighting to save their rivers and their habitats, including the last untouched, free-flowing river systems in Europe and home of the endangered Balkan lynx. The aim of the film and the "Blue Heart" project is to raise public awareness worldwide of the massive and long-term negative effects of an unreflected hydropower boom in the Balkans.

 

2018 Whitney & Anna Harris Ecology Conservation forum

Thursday, November 9 | 5:30PM - 9:00PM | St. Louis Zoo

This year's Conservation Forum topic is "Traditional Ecological Knowledge." Speakers include Dr. Gregory Cajete, from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Deborah McGregor, from York University, and Dr. Daniel Wildcat, from Michigan State University. A panel discussion will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please call (314)-516-4246 or email johnsa@umsl.edu to RSVP.