Webster University Sustainability Week 2017 | Webster University

Webster University Sustainability Week



During the Week of April 23-27, the Webster University Sustainability Office and Sustainability Coalition are partnering to host the second campus-wide Sustainability Week. Sustainability Week will provide ample opportunities to educate oneself and think critically about the most prevalent issues being faced by our natural world.

The week will be comprised of a wide variety of events and opportunities for the campus community to make a greater connection with our campus’s built and natural habitats. 

No registration is necessary and all activities are FREE and open to the public. Sustainability Week is the perfect opportunity to explore more of your campus and GET OUTSIDE!


Natural Area Clean Up & Restoration Project

Monday, April 24, 10 am-noon
Location: Natural Area (directly behind Garden Park Plaza)
Description: Volunteers will be pulling weeds & invasive plants, picking up trash and learning about the distinctive habitats in the Natural Area
Partners: Webster University Grounds Crew and Biological Sciences
*Be sure to dress appropriately for work outside!

Campus Waste Audit with Missouri Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, April 25, 1 pm-4 pm
Location: Quad (near the UC)
Description: waste will be collecting from dumpster around campus to then be sorted and weighed in an effort to better understand what kind of items we throw away on campus and how much our trash could be recycled!
Partners: Missouri Botanical Garden, Earthways Center
*We will provide all the supplies, any one is welcome to come help or observe!

Quad Lectures: Environmental Justice (& Green Fair)
Wednesday, April 26, 12pm-3pm
Location CHANGE*: East Academic Building 102
Description: From noon-1 pm, different campus organizations and local environmental groups will be on site to share resources, volunteer opportunties and giveaways.

From 1-3pm, also in the Quad, Bruce Morrison from the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center and Dr. Amanda Rosen, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Webster University, will speak on issues of local and national environmental, political and social justice issues.

Partners: Great River Environmental Law Center
*There will be a few chairs, but most seating will be on the ground

Campus Green Tours

Thursday, April 27, 11 am OR 2 pm
Location: Meet in the UC
DescriptionCome learn more about your home campus with campus tours led by the university’s Sustainability Planner Kelsey Wingo. The conclusion of the tour will include a special presentation by SGA Senator Andrew Young on the environmentally conscious elements that will be found in the campus newest building: the Browning Hall Interdisciplinary Science Building.

Campus Activites: Pots, Books & Planting 
Thursday, April 27, 11 am-2 pm
Location: Sunnen Lounge, University Center
DescriptionThis will also be a hands-on crafts and planting activity sponsored by Campus Activities, just bring yourselves!
Partners: Campus Activities

"Finish Strong" Closing Event
Friday, April 28, 2 pm-4 pm
Location: Outdoor Classroom (by Sverdrup)
DescriptionSGA and the Sustainability Office will close the week with a “Finish Strong” event at the outdoor classroom outside of the Sverdrup Building.

Come by to visit the make your own granola bar, get some giveaways and play some games with the SGA and Webster University Sustainability Office, and turn in your attendance tickets to be entered for raffle prizes from the university bookstore! We will also be joined by the campus Yoga Club for FREE LESSONS!!

*Be sure to bring your attendance tickets!