On Wednesday, Oct. 26, West Virginia University will celebrate Campus Sustainability Day, offering information, games and giveaways.

WVU’s Office of Sustainability and the Student Government Association are collaborating that day to create a culture of sustainability and further sustainability efforts across campus. As a testament to their commitment to sustainable practices, the Student Government Association recently passed a resolution supporting campus sustainability initiatives. Nationally, several campuses and individual organizations will celebrate their progress toward sustainability that day.

During this event, the campus community will be encouraged to take the WVU sustainability pledge to remind everyone that actions we take every day can have a positive or negative effect on our university, our community, and our world. Small changes in individual lifestyle result in big changes when the entire University community can join together in this endeavor, said WVU Director of Sustainability Clement Solomon.

“We would like our campus community to make a personal commitment and a strong collective statement as individuals, a university, and a society,” Solomon said.

Campus Sustainability Day locations include the Mountainlair from 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., the WVU Student Recreation Center from 4-7 p.m. and the Engineering Building from 12:30- 3:30 p.m. There will be information available about campus sustainability efforts and laptops to sign the sustainability pledge to earn a certificate and receive a WVU Environmental Conservation Awareness Now (WECAN) sustainability water bottle. Participants can also play a beanbag toss to win a free T-shirt and other promotional items.

You can access the pledge through the WECAN website at http://wecan.wvu.edu and log in with your mix or MyID username and password where it will take you to a form which asks questions regarding your efforts and then presents you with your pledge certificate.

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CONTACT: Clement Solomon, Office of Sustainability
304-293-7916, clement.solomon@mail.wvu.edu

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