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Marquette Campus Sustainability Month Celebration

Marquette University is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month throughout October. This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education. To celebrate and kickoff a new year of sustainability advancements, we are hosting the following events throughout the month.

  • October 6th, AMU 2nd floor 1-3:30pm: Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day! Stop by for a chance to earn a free LED lightbulb by signing the pledge to "Swap out the Bulb." You will also have a chance to learn more about Marquette's commitment to emissions reduction and other ways to reduce energy.
  • October 11th, Sustainability 2.0 Conference hosted by Marquette Business to discuss sustainable investments and funding with top leaders in the field. Learn more and register here at the Sustainability 2.0 Conference website.
  • October 13th, AMU 2nd floor 1-3:30pm: Sustainability Office Pop-Up & Student Input. Marquette Sustainability wants to hear from you! Stop by, learn about Marquette's sustainability efforts meet the team, and tell us what initiatives, programs or classes you want to see at Marquette.
  • October 20th AMU, 1-3:30pm: T-shirt to Tote Bag
    Have you eber wanted to put your old t-shirts to use instead of donating them or throwing them away? Come learn how to transform your old t-shirt into a new tote bag. Bring your own or one will be provided.
  • Just Added! October 28th, Center for Peackmaking, 7pm
    Join the Peace Studies Program for a gathering focused on the interplay of resilience, systems thinking, and transformative justice within environmental and sustianability peacebuilding presented by Chelsea Malacara, Marquette's Sustainability & Energy Management Coordinator. All students are welcome and snacks will be provided!
  • October 27tth AMU 2nd floor 1-3:30pm: Get Thrifting! Marquette Free Store Pop-Up
    Donations-From October 4th-October 25thth, drop off gently used clothing, housewares, accessories and school supplies in the box outside the Office of Engagement & Inclusion-AMU 121
    Event-On October 27th, AMU (location TBD on weather), come thrift at the Marquette Free Store Pop-Up. Find your newest outfit, a fun kitchen gadget, and more. All leftover items will be donated.

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March 2021 Climate Lunches: Discussions on the Impact of Climate Change to the Environment, Faith, and Fresh Water. A Lunch & Learn series throught the month of March.


The Sustainable Marquette ERG is hosting a Virtual Lunch & Learn series titled “Climate Change: Marquette Faculty Discuss the Implications to our Environment, Faith, and our Great Lakes.” The series will run during the month of March. Each week one faculty member will present for 20-30 minutes followed by a moderated Q&A. In the final week we will host Marquette Alum Erick Shambarger ‘00, the City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Sustainability Director who will discuss, “The Importance of Climate Action in Milwaukee.


12pm, Friday March 5th Dr. Jame Schaefer, Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics-Theology  

“Reflective Action: An Ignatian-inspired Approach to Ecological Flourishing” 


12pm, Wednesday March 10th David Strifling, Director, Water Law and Policy Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Law-Marquette Law School 

“Water Policy, Climate Change and the Great Lakes” 


12pm, Monday March 15th Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, Mellon Distinguished Professor-Biological Sciences 

“Climate Change in Tropical Forests”  


12pm, Thursday March 25th Noelle Brigham, Instructor Professor or Practice-Opus College of Engineering 

“Climate Change: An Air Quality Perspective”  


12pm, Friday March 26th Marquette Alum Erick Shambarger ‘00, Environmental Sustainability Director- City of Milwaukee   

The Importance of Climate Action in Milwaukee 


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11/2/2021-Thrift Shop for Campus Sustainability Month (Marquette Wire)

10/28/2021-Marquette named 'Green College' by Princeton Review

10/5/2021-Marquette University opens four bike repair stations on campus (Marquette Wire)

10/29/2021-Sustainability efforts continue on Campus (Marquette Wire)

4/6/2021- Campus clean-up and sustainability

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)