Green Week Events

Joint Sustainability Working Group Meeting
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: AMU Room 157
Description: Marquette University’s Office of Sustainability invites you to participate in an open conversation with the Sustainability Task Force’s four Working Groups: Natural Resources & Utilities, New Buildings, Recycling, and Suppliers.  The conversation will focus on what initiatives the Working Groups have been working on since summer 2010 as well as present an opportunity for the Marquette community to provide input on what sustainability initiatives they would like to see implemented on campus in the future.  Refreshments and cookies will be provided. 

Indoor Market
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: AMU 1st floor
Description: Similar to the fall farmers market, the Indoor Market will promote sustainability while providing goods available for purchase from Red Barn, Stone Creek Coffee, Sister Maria Rosa Coffee, Sodexo, Democracy Matters, and Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC).
Panel Discussion with Indoor Market Vendors
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wehr Chemistry 100
Description: The panel discussion will focus on sustainability in the food services industry and will include members from Red Barn, Stone Creek Coffee, Sister Maria Rosa Coffee, Sodexo, and SEAC.

Rummage Exchange
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: AMU 1st floor & SHAMU
Description: Participate in a campus-wide rummage exchange- for every good you give you can take one too! We are accepting clean, non-damaged goods, apparel, and non-perishable food items. NO ELECTRONICS.

Goods will be collected during dinner hours Monday 4/11 and 4/12 at McCormick, Schroeder, and Cobeen Residence Halls and during the Rummage Exchange. Feel free to bring items the day of the event as well. Teecycle Recycled T-Shirts will have a booth as well.

Sponsored by RHA and Teecycle.

Drop off Sites Information:
Monday 4/11: 6-7 p.m. (Schroeder, Cobeen, McCormick)
Tuesday 4/12: 6-8 p.m. (Schroeder, Cobeen, McCormick)
Monday and Tuesday: 4-9 p.m. (AMU Brew)
Center for Peacemaking: Soup With Substance featuring Julie Enslow
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: AMU Room 227

The future of life as we know it on this planet is in serious jeopardy and we need to address the root causes of our self-destruction before it is too late. We need "applied nonviolence" toward each other and the planet. It is not easy to maintain our balance when we live in a materialistic, greedy society that breeds war, poverty, social injustice and a threat to the future of the planet. What part do we each choose to play in this scenario?

Julie Enslow, a lifetime activist for peace and justice, is a fellow with Marquette Center for Peacemaking. She will talk about sustainability, simplicity, generosity and the nonviolent choices we each need to make.

Dumpster Dive
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Central Mall
Description: Come watch and enjoy refreshments as you watch Kappa Sigma Fraternity dig through campus trash sorting it into compostables, recyclables, and trash.
Discovery Learning Complex Construction Site Tour
Time: 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Pre-registration required
Location: Haggerty Hall 1st Floor Lobby
Description: Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length and are held rain/snow or shine! During this muddy season please remember to wear boots. For safety reasons long pants and close toed shoes are mandatory Pre-registration for the tour is required. Please contact Bridget Kesner or 288-6958 to RSVP
Waste Land Documentary Screening
Time: composting workshop begins at 5:30 PM
film begins at 7:00 PM, Q&A to follow
Location: Wehr Chemistry 100
Description: Come to a composting workshop with a composting expert to learn how to compost in your own dorm or apartment. Then view the Academy Award Nominee Waste Land, followed by a Q&A with Veolia Environmental Services. Popcorn will be provided.

Democracy Matters Walk
Time: meet at 10:30 AM
Location: TBD

Throughout the week, Democracy Matters will be collecting signatures for their Fair Elections Now Act petition. At the end of the week, Democracy Matters, along with any interested signatories, will walk to Congresswoman Gwen Moore's office to deliver the Fair Elections Now Act petition.

*Democracy Matters is a non-partisan student activism group

Hunger Clean-Up 2011
Time: check-in from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM (Prior registration required)
Location: Westowne Square

In 1989 Hunger Clean-Up began as a modest effort on the behalf of proactive students to combat hunger and homeless in Milwaukee. 22 years later, Hunger Clean-Up has grown to be Marquette’s largest one-day service project. Having forged relationships with over 150 agencies around and in the City, Hunger Clean-Up has made as big an impact on Milwaukee as it has on Marquette students. Through education and advocacy we seek to make our students aware of the issues of hunger and homelessness in Milwaukee. Through our fundraising efforts and corporate partnerships, we are able to supply local agencies with the resources they need to combat the ever-prevalent problem of hunger and homelessness.


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Phone: 414-288-1463