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Earth Day

Earth Week Calendar of Events 2021

Monday, April 19th - Trees and Campus Environment 

Virtual Earth Day 5k

Today through Sunday (April 19-25), participants can pick a day to run or walk the established 5k route on the Evansdale campus. Runners and walkers are reminded that they must wear masks and physically distance themselves at least six feet a part from other individuals. To kick it up a notch participants are also invited to complete a campus sustainability scavenger hunt while on the 5k route! Below you'll find all the details. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall fastest runners.

Step 1: Download JustMove, a free mobile app and sign up for the WVU Earth Day 5k on your mobile device. 

Step 2: At your convenience b egin the Virtual Earth Day 5k race in front of WVU Rec Center's east entrance

5k Route

Step 3: (Optional) Print out the scavenger hunt list HERE and take photos of each item listed while on the 5k route.  

Step 4: Record and submit completed time using the JustMove App.

Arbor Day Tree Planting and Celebration

1:00-1:30 p.m., in front of Colson Hall

Join WVU's Tree Campus Committee as a new tree is planted on the Downtown campus and learn more about what this group is doing to protect and care for current trees and how to increase tree diversity on campus. 

Tuesday, April 20th - Sustainability at WVU 

Campus Conversation: WVU Sustainability

1-2 p.m.

The Campus community is invited to join a Campus Conversation today (April 20). The discussion will focus on the results of recent surveys conducted at the University to understand sustainability priorities among students and employees, current and upcoming sustainability efforts and WVU's participation in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System program.  The meeting will be held via  Zoom Webinar ; the  link  for the webinar will go live at 12:45 p.m. today.

Greening Your Home Office or Study Area

Creating a comfortable and creative space to thrive in is important for students and employees who are studying and working remotely from home. Below you will find easy ways to spruce up your space by incorporating sustainability into your daily environment. 

Greening Home Office

Click HERE for the top 8 ways to green your home office or study area. Post photos of how you made your home office or study area more sustainable by tagging us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LetsConserveWVU and #WVUSustainability2021

Wednesday, April 21st - Get Outside and Play

Just as today's theme suggests, get outside and enjoy nature! WVU and Morgantown offers a wide assortment of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some great campus and city resources:

Falling Run Greenspace
Morgantown BOPARC Trails
Rail-Trails of North Central WV
WVU Core Arboretum (Our top pick for this day. The flowers are in peak bloom!)
WVU Department of Biology Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walks (reserve your spot for the April 25th walk!)
WVU Rec Center Equipment Rentals

Nature and Self Care: Outdoor Stress Management with Carruth Center
3:30-4:30, Evansdale Campus

Register on the WVU Refresh website

Thursday, April 22nd - Sustainable Food

Shrink Your Foodprint

Have you ever wondered how the food you eat affects our planet? A foodprint measures the environmental impacts associated with the growing, producing, transporting, and storing of our food. To measure your foodprint, try new recipes, and learn ways to shrink your foodprint, click HERE

WVU Dining's Earth Day Menus

To celebrate Earth Day, WVU Dining Chefs have curated unique plant-based menus for each dining hall during today's (April 22) lunchtime between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Click  HERE  t o see what each dining hall will be serving.

Friday, April 23rd - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

How YOU can make an impact:

Gather  - Look around your house, apartment, or residence hall room for gently used items you no longer need or want.

Donate - Take items to one of the locations listed HERE between May 3-12th.

Volunteer - Sign up HERE to help set up and organize the Blue & Gold Mine Sale!

Blue & Gold Mine Sale - Give it up for good!

Every spring WVU and the United Way of Monongalia & Preston Counties team up to collect unwanted items from students and the community and host a large public sale. Each year, this program keeps approximately 25 tons of material out of landfill, all proceeds of the sale go to the United Way's annual fundraising campaign, and the sale gives community members the opportunity to purchase usable items at a very low cost. To learn how you can get involved, watched the video below and click HERE for more details. 




Contact Us

Office of Sustainability
P.O. Box 6555
Morgantown, WV 26506-6555
Phone: 304.293.7916 | Please note that we are working remotely at this time. Email is our preferred communication method.
Email: sustainability@mail.wvu.edu

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