Events and News

Events & Activities

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

Anna Clark, who wrote the definitive journalistic account about the Flint water crisis, visits campus. | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

12:15p-1:15p - On the Issues with Mike Gousha. Learn more.

2:00p-3:00p - Q&A with Anna Clark. Learn more.

5:00p-6:00p - MU Forum keynote with Anna Clark. Learn more.

Art and Environment as a Pedagogical Tool | Friday, February 8, 2019 · 8:30a-2:00p · Haggerty Museum of Art

Faculty will learn how to use art and environment as engaging tools to enhance and invigorate their students' learning experience, regardless of discipline. This workshop is intended primarily for faculty and instructors, but other staff are welcome if capacity permits.

Learn more about this workshop and register

Faculty/Staff Tour 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

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

Pedal Powered Movie presented by SEAC | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Marquette's environmental club, Students for an Environmentally Active Campus, invites you to hop on a stationary bicycle and pedal-power an outdoor movie screening. Details coming soon.

 

News

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

11/15/18 · MU professors receive $525,000 grant to study new 'green' enzyme

Dr. Richard Holz (Chemistry) and Dr. Brian Bennett (Physics) will study an environmentally-friendly enzyme that is useful in cleaning up chemicals and pesticides from the environment.

11/15/18 · MU students launch Ocean Conservation Club

The club will raise awareness about ocean and wildlife conservation and participate in activities such as zoo trips, Bradford Beach cleanups, speakers, and more.

11/7/18 · Marquette hosts 4th annual Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival

The film festival engages students, faculty, staff, community members, and visiting filmmakers in a dialogue about local and global environmental issues and filmmaking. This year's two-day festival featured eight films, including "The Reluctant Radical" directed by Lindsey Grayzel.

10/24/18 · Fiserv Forum, home of MU men's basketball, is world's first bird-friendly arena

The new Milwaukee Bucks arena, Fiserv Forum - also home to our men's basketball team - is the first venue of its kind to include design features and operational practices that prevent bird collisions and protect migrating species.

10/18/18 · AHPRC project includes green infrastructure for stormwater management

We have installed a large stormwater collection system at the site of the new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, located across from the Al McGuire Center. Buried underground adjacent to the project, the system will capture and contain runoff during rainfall events. This will protect our rivers and Lake Michigan and alleviate our water treatment burden.

9/28/18 · LED lighting upgrades at Marquette Place and Brew Bayou

Marquette Place and Brew Bayou are almost entirely lit by LEDs now. Upgrades to LED lighting conserve electric energy, reduce carbon emissions, and save labor and operating costs.

9/27/18 · Marquette Sustainability launches ink cartridge and cellphone recycling program

Marquette Sustainability will now collect used or unwanted ink/toner cartridges and cellphones so we can recycle them properly and keep them out of the landfill. Contact sustainability@marquette.edu for dropoff instructions.

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. Apply for Zipcar.

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.

  

Press

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 - 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)