Events and News

Events & Activities

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Beach Cleanup | Saturday, March 23, 2019

Volunteer with a group or individually to clean up litter at Bradford Beach. Help protect and improve our water resources. Presented by MU Ocean Conservation Club. Details coming soon.

Shamrock 5K to Support Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful | Saturday, March 23, 2019 · 2:00-6:00p · Veteran's Park, Milwaukee

Campus Cleanup | Sunday, March 24, 2019 · 11:45a-1:00p · AMU

Volunteer with a group or individually to clean up litter in our community. Snacks (hot cocoa, donuts) and supplies provided by MU Student Government. Presented by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC).

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Pride Prom 2019 | Saturday, April 6, 2019 · 8:00-11:00p · AMU

Open to members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, Pride Prom 2019 is a opportunity to engage with the larger community - both on and off campus - and to strengthen support networks, encourage inclusivity, and celebrate the value of all individual identidies. Come party with us! Presented by the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, MUSG Program Board, Late Night Marquette, and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

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From Ponds to Politics: An Unexpected Journey of a Wildlife Biologist (Christopher Smith, | Friday, April 12, 2019 · 3:00p · Wehr Life Sciences 111

Earth Day Showcase | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 · 12:00-4:00p · AMU 1st Floor Lobby

Presented by the Native American Student Association, Office of Intercultural Engagement. Details coming soon.

Faculty & Staff Tours of Recycling Center | Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and Thursday, April 25, 2019 · 12:00-1:30p

Curious about what happens to the items you recycle? Have questions about recycling? We will walk (10 minutes) to our local Materials Recovery Facility where we will learn about the recycling process and tour its operations.

Register through the employee development GROW program

Soup with Substance: Connecting Faith, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability through Education and Service | Wednesday, April 24, 2019 · 12:00-1:00p · AMU 157

The MU Center for Peacemaking's Soup with Substance series and Huda Alkaff present "Connecting Faith, Environmental Justice, and Sustainability through Education and Service." Huda, founder and director of Wisconsin Green Muslims (WGM), will be sharing her environmental justice work. Formed in 2003, WGM leads two initiatives - Faith Communities for Equitable Solar and Faithful Rainwater Harvesting - connecting diverse faith communities to the unifying powers of solar and rainwater in a peer-learning circle while building interfaith relationships, advancing equitable solar energy and nature-based solutions to flooding, and strengthening our community. WGM works on climate and environmental justice issues related to water, food, fair trade, solar energy, energy efficiency, waste reduction, transportation equity, Green Ramadan, and 100% Renewable Energy for All.

Learn more about the Center for Peacemaking's Soup with Substance series

Environmental Careers Panel | Wednesday, April 24, 2019 · 7:00p · Cudahy Hall 120

Hear experiences, perspectives, and career advice from sustainability and environmental professionals in our region. Presented by Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC).

Pedal Powered Movie: The Goonies | Friday, April 26, 2019 · 7:00p · Central Mall

Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC) and Late Nite Marquette invite you to hop on a stationary bicycle and pedal-power an outdoor movie screening of The Goonies. Details coming soon.

Hunger Clean-Up | Saturday, April 27, 2019

Join Marquette's largest and longest-running day of service. Volunteer registration opens Monday, February 25, 2019.

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Big Clean MKE presented by Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful | Saturday, April 27, 2019 · 9:00a-2:00p · Multiple locations throughout the city

Join Milwaukee's annual city-wide cleanup campaign. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and are invited to a picnic lunch at the closing celebration.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup | Saturday, April 27, 2019 · 9:00a-12:00p · Multiple locations throughout the Milwaukee River Basin

Choose from over 60 locations across the Milwaukee River Basin, and be one of our nearly 4,000 volunteers to help us achieve drinkable, swimmable, fishable rivers. We provide the bags and gloves, and you provide the hands and energy to pick up trash, litter, and the interesting or bizarre pieces of garbage that find their way into our beautiful river system. Join us afterwards at Estabrook Park for our FREE celebration with Rock the Green.

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World Bee Day & Bee Parade | Monday, May 20, 2019

Join MU Pollinators and other members from our community in a bee-themed parade from Alice's Garden to Fondy Market. Details coming soon.



2/19/19 - Marquette studies way to purify water with light (Marquette Wire)

2/6/19 - Faculty workshop will celebrate art and sustainability (Marquette Wire)

12/4/18 - MCTS looking at more efficient, better bus routes (Marquette Wire)

11/27/18 - MU students form ocean conservation club (Marquette Wire)

11/15/18 - MU professors receive $525,000 grant to study new 'green' enzyme (Marquette Wire)

11/13/18 - The Commons chooses paper towels over hand dryers (Marquette Wire)

11/7/18 - Student recycling initiative reinvents plastic recycling (Marquette Wire)

11/7/18 - Marquette film festival prompts environmental dialogue (Marquette Wire)

11/5/18 - Stormwater collection system installed by new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (Marquette Wire)

10/26/18 - Straw bans? Composting buckets? Wisconsin campuses adopt dramatic 'green' changes (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

10/24/18 - Fiserv Forum deemed the world's first bird-friendly sports arena (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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)