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Southern Miss Gulf Park to Host Campus Sustainability Month during October

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:17am | By: Arlicia Jordan

In observance of Sustainability Month in October, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus will celebrate Campus Sustainability Month, beginning today, Oct. 2. 

Throughout the month of October, students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a series of programming and events designed to educate and inform participants about topics such as environmental issues, recycling and sustainable initiatives in effect on the Gulf Park campus.

“Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education,” said Allie Clemons, sustainability officer on the Gulf Park campus. “Activities planned throughout the month have been developed to inspire students and faculty to live a more sustainable lifestyle, both on and off campus.”

In addition to events and programming, an Academic Research Competition will be held Friday, Oct. 27, in which students and faculty members will present a research poster on either a sustainability or environmental issue of interest. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

The schedule of events for Campus Sustainability Month is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 2

Sustainability Lunch and Learn, noon – 1 p.m., Fleming Education Center 104

Thursday, Oct. 5, 12, 26

Earth Out Hour, 10 – 11 a.m.; campus community encouraged to turn off all non-essential lights.

Monday, Oct. 9 – Friday, Oct. 13

Scavenger Hunt: Find various sustainability symbols hidden around campus for a chance to receive a prize and be entered into a drawing. All symbols must be turned in by Friday at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Climate Change Panel, 6 – 8 p.m., Hardy Hall Ballroom

Monday, Oct. 16

Paint the Little Rock, 9 a.m., Eagle Plaza

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Vegan Bake Sale, 11 am. – 3 p.m., Fleming Education Center Rotunda

Monday, Oct. 23

Halloween Swap Table, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fleming Education Center Rotunda

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Halloween Swap Table, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Gulf Coast Library Plaza

For more information about Campus Sustainability Month on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, contact the Physical Plant at 228.214.3438. All events are sponsored by the Gulf Park Physical Plant.