Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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University of Montana
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):

1. Campus Sustainability Day
This national event was promoted on the University of Montana campus on October 24, 2012. The ASUM Sustainability Committee and a variety of student volunteers worked together to perform a waste audit on the oval that exemplified the amount of waste that could have been recycled or composted that instead goes through our waste stream to a landfill. Data collected revealed the 1/3 of the waste stream studied could have been recycled, revealing the need for more awareness on campus regarding consumption and waste.

2. Fall Feastival
The University of Montana and Dining Services’ Farm to College program holds “Fall Feastivals” that bring students, faculty and staff together on the University Oval and provide a holistic view of Montana’s agricultural food cycle.

3. Earth Week:
Every year in April, the ASUM Sustainability Committee and the Environmental Studies program join together to facilitate a variety of workshops, community service opportunities, and educational outreach all focused around Earth Day and the days before and after. Prior to Earth Day itself, an Ecopentatholon and Earth Service day occurs where students and community members can volunteer to pull invasive weeds, work together to clean up the Clark Fork River, help sort recyclables at the UM Recycle Shed, and help in the University's organic garden.

The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:

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