News and Events

News

Email sustainability@marquette.edu if you have questions or have news to share.

 

9/17/18 - Marquette Sustainability launches Green Team

The Marquette Green Team is a new, collaborative team of student, faculty, and staff leaders who advance sustainability through peer education, outreach, and engagement. Each Green Team member represents and leads a community of his or her choice or definition. Learn more about the Green Team and sign up.

 

9/11/18 - Residence Hall front desks increase paperless efforts

Thanks to what started as a student-led initiative at Humphrey Hall, now all residence halls use paperless processes for their daily logs, key checks, etc. They are also investigating paperless processes for their mailrooms.

 

8/22/18 - September 20 & 21 are Marquette U Ride the Bus Day, free for MU faculty & staff

MU faculty and staff can pick up free bus passes in advance for our first-ever Marquette U Ride the Bus Day. Grab a colleague and try the bus for a greener, healthier, and stress-free commute!

Learn more about Marquette U Ride the Bus Day

 

8/6/18 - Free 30-day Zipcar membership for all MU students, faculty, staff

Zipcar, our car-sharing service provider, is offering free 30-day memberships to all students, faculty, and staff who register by September 30, 2018. Also, existing Zipcar members who drive three or more times within the first month of the school year will earn $10 in driving credit. To apply, visit https://www.zipcar.com/universities/marquette-university.

 

7/13/18 - MU transforming Schroeder-AMU outdoor area into new green space

Marquette is revamping the Schroeder-AMU outdoor area by transforming it into added green space with lots of trees.

 

7/11/18 - MU Dining Services phasing out plastic straws

Marquette Dining Services retail locations (e.g., Marquette Place, Brew cafes) are phasing out plastic straws and transitioning to eco-friendly paper straws.

 

6/8/18 - Bucks arena to launch sustainability program

The new Milwaukee Bucks arena - home of Marquette men's basketball - will not offer plastic straws; concessions will use compostable materials.

 

6/5/18 - Incoming students learn about sustainability at SPARK

Marquette Sustainability, Students for an Environmentally Active Campus, and SPARK Leaders engage the incoming class of 2022 in sustainability outreach and education.

 

5/10/18 - Students donate unwanted items during residence hall move-out

Residence Life collected students' unwanted but reusable items and donated them to Goodwill and Casa Maria. This effort to reduce waste prevents those materials from going to the landfill.

 

5/9/18 - Facilities Planning & Management continues to reduce paper

Staff from most Facilities shops will no longer print work orders as of 5/9/18. Since September 2017, the shops have reduced their work order paper consumption by 38%, which will save about 23,000 sheets of paper per year.

 

5/8/18 - Enrollment in Environmental Studies rising

During Spring 2018, enrollment in the Environmental Studies program increased to 30 majors and 5 minors. The program started in Fall 2016.

  

4/20/18 - The Commons on track to become LEED-certified

The Commons is on track to become Marquette's seventh LEED-certified building. It will feature a green roof, Marquette's first green wall (hops), and and underground stormwater collection tank that will also be used to meet irrigation needs. It will also have low-flow water fixtures and energy-efficient LED lighting.

 

Events & Activities

Email sustainability@marquette.edu if you have questions or have an event to share.

   

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

Wednesday, September 26; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

Jun-Jie Zhu (Illinois Institute of Technology) presents "Advancing wastewater treatment processes: Thinking about resilience and soft sensors"

Learn more about the Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

 

Stuff the Truck & Farmers' Market - Homecoming 2018

Tuesday, October 2; 11:00a-2:00p, AMU Westowne Square

Fight hunger and food injustice by bringing nonperishable food items to help us “Stuff the Truck” to benefit Hunger Task Force. Our goal is to collect 4,500 pounds of food for community members in need. After you Stuff the Truck, grab lunch at the Farmer’s Market and Grill Out, which features local produce, meats, baked goods, and more.

Learn more about Stuff the Truck & Farmers' Market

 

Evaluating the Great Lakes Compact on Its Tenth Anniversary

Tuesday, October 2; 8:30a-11:45a, Marquette University Law School

Presented by Marquette Law School's Water Law and Policy Initiative, this event will evaluate how successful the Great Lakes Compact has been to date, explore its current controversies and proposed revisions, and consider what may be in store for its second decade.

Register for Evaluating the Great Lakes Compact on Its Tenth Anniversary

 

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 3; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

David Krabbenhoft (USGS) presents "Recent advances in environmental mercury research: Changes in perceptions and conceptual models"

Wednesday, October 10; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

Carolyn Voter (University of Wisconsin) presents "Low-impact practices in residential areas: how interactions among practices and with climate alter urban hydrology"

Learn more about the Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

 

Biological Sciences Scholl Seminar Series

Friday, October 12; 3:00p, Wehr Life Sciences Room 111

Steve Yanoviak (University of Louisville) presents "Big Questions in Rainforest Canopy Ecology"

Learn more about the Biological Sciences Scholl Seminar Series

 

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 31; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

Donald Ryan (Marquette University) presents "Impact of electrocoagulation pretreatment on the removal of trace organic compounds via electrooxidation"

Learn more about the Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

 

Biological Sciences Scholl Seminar Series

Friday, November 2; 3:00p, Wehr Life Sciences Room 111

Joseph Mascaro (Planet Labs) presents "Earth Science in Near Real-Time with the Planet Satellite Constellation"

Learn more about the Biological Sciences Scholl Seminar Series

 

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 7; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

Daisuke Minakata (Michigan Tech) presents "Understanding and predicting the fate of organic compound degradation in UV-based advanced oxidation processes"

Learn more about the Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

 

Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Marquette

Thursday, November 8

Learn more about the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival

 

Marquette Community Engagement Symposium

Tuesday, November 13; 8:00a-4:00p, Alumni Memorial Union

The symposium provides students, faculty, staff, and community organizations the chance to share information, tools, and resources to strengthen partnerships. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Howard Fuller, Distinguished Professor of Education and Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at MU. The symposium includes breakout sessions, posters, networking reception, breakfast, and lunch.

Register for the Community Engagement Symposium

 

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 14; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

Kyle Bibby (University of Notre Dame) presents "Developing cross-assembly phage as a viral fecal indicator"

Wednesday, November 28; 12:00p-12:50p, Engineering Hall Room 236

Faten Hussein (Marquette University) presents "Cell surface display of phosphate binding protein for potential phosphorous removal and recovery"

Learn more about the Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series

 

Press

9/18/18 - Marquette Sustainability launches Green Team (Marquette Wire)

9/11/18 - Marquette Dining Services Aims to Set Example for Green Dining Nationwide (Marquette Wire)

9/11/18 - MMSD funds $1.2 million for WaterCARE project at MU (Marquette Wire)

9/4/18 - The Commons green roof part of Campus Sustainability initiative (Marquette Wire)

8/7/18 - Campus dining locations ditch plastic straws (Marquette Wire)

7/13/18 - Construction underway on North Common project near AMU, Jes Res (Marquette Today)

4/10/18 - University attempts to ease recycling suspicions among students (Marquette Wire)

3/27/18 - Catholic campuses use bees to teach sustainability and engage local community (National Catholic Reporter)

2/27/18 - Core curriculum to adopt environmental sustainability theme (Marquette Wire)

2/27/18 - The Brew makes change to compostable materials (Marquette Wire)

9/28/17 - Jesuit institutions recognized for sustainability efforts by Princeton Review (Ignatian Solidarity Network)

9/27/17 - Dining hall compost bins continue to help sustainability efforts (Marquette Wire)

9/18/17 - Student-run gardens populate campus greenspaces (Marquette Wire)

9/12/17 - World-renowned nature photographer visits campus, advocates environmentalism (Marquette Wire)

9/8/17 - Compost in Schools is an A+ (Compost Crusader)

8/29/17 - Beehive installed on Engineering Hall rooftop (Marquette Wire)

4/28/17 - Marquette celebrates first Earth Day Mass (Campus Ministry)

4/27/17 - Earth week invites sustainable entertainment (Marquette Wire)

4/18/17 - Humphrey Hall operates paper-free (Marquette Today)

9/13/16 - MU hires new sustainability coordinator and adds environmental studies major (Marquette Wire)

4/23/15 - Lovell signs St. Francis Pledge in recognition of Earth Day (Marquette Wire)