Improving Campus Sustainability through education, community outreach, and operations.
The drive to become a more sustainable campus was a priority for President Stroble upon her arrival in 2009. Since then the university community has undertaken significant steps to reduce our impact on the environment, improve campus engagement for sustainability, and support long-term fiscal and community health. The Sustainability Coalition was charged by Provost Schuster to form an entity that would facilitate and support sustainability activities on and from Webster campus and build our capacity to be more sustainable in our practices, education, and outreach. We hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to become involved with sustainability by attending events, joining the coalition, or submitting your ideas for ways to become a more sustainable university.
Greening Move-Out Recycling for Residential Halls/WVA – May 6-10. Reduce waste and donate your reusable and unwanted items when you move-out. Follow the provided checklist and make your move-out environmentally-friendly.
Volunteers Needed for Arbor Day – Friday, April 26, 8am (Physical Plant in Lot D). Help to plant trees on the Webster Groves campus.Trees are an essential part of our ecosystem — providing wildlife habitat, food, and material, improving air and water quality, and helping to reduce atmospheric CO2. For those participating, lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. in Marletto’s. Learn more about ways to get involved with Arbor Day Now.
E-Waste Recycling – Thursday, April 25, 8am-1pm (Parking Lot O). Safely and responsibly dispose of all those electronics you have around the house. Anything with a cord or battery will be accepted, as will be ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, light bulbs, large and small appliances, and more. Bring it and Midwest Recycling will evaluate it and unload it for you! Drive up and drop-off! Click for more information and a map of small item convenience drop-off bin locations on campus.
April 12-13, 2013 – Webster University's 2nd Annual Sustainability Conference, Sustainability: Our Common Future, will feature many sessions, speakers, and a keynote address by Dr. David Orr from Oberlin College. Get registered today!