A student carries a basket of flowers from LaFarm.Lafayette is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month in October with a collaborative effort of student groups, academic departments, and the Office of Sustainability to build engaging programs.

“It’s an opportunity to highlight ongoing efforts on campus, roll out new opportunities, and build new partnerships across campus,” says Marie Fechik-Kirk, director of sustainability. “Each year we strive to improve, and this year we’ve added new collaborations and programs.”

Campus Sustainability Month Events

Oct. 1, 3-6 p.m.
Sustainability Month kickoff: Recycled paper and reusable bag making in front of Skillman
(Rain location: Farinon Atrium)

Oct. 3, Noon-2 p.m.
LaFarm market: In front of Gilbert’s

Oct. 3, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
LaffCo volunteering: Harvesting at LaFarm (If you need a ride, meet at Pardee Circle.)

Oct. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Composting at Easton’s Garlic Fest: Sign up to help by emailing the Office of Sustainability.

Oct. 10, Noon-2 p.m.
LaFarm market: In front of Gilbert’s

Oct. 10, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
LaffCo volunteering: Harvesting at LaFarm (If you need a ride, meet at Pardee Circle.)

Oct. 11 and 12, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
LiveWell trails and trail mix: Get maps of local trail systems and make your own trail mix in front of Skillman

Oct. 17, Noon–2 p.m.
LaFarm market: In front of Gilbert’s

Oct. 17, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
LaffCo volunteering: Harvesting at LaFarm (If you need a ride, meet at Pardee Circle.)

Oct. 17, Lunch and dinner
Weigh the Waste: Food Recovery Network is weighing food waste at lunch and dinner in Marquis. Sign up to help by emailing the Office of Sustainability.

Oct. 18, Lunch and dinner
Weigh the waste: Food Recovery Network is weighing food waste at lunch and dinner in Upper Farinon.
Sign up to help by emailing the Office of Sustainability.

Oct. 18 , 4:30-6 p.m.
LaFarm toga: Sign up by emailing LaFarm manager Lisa Miskelly.

Oct. 20, Noon–2:30 p.m.
Community cleanup: Clean up litter and work on trail beautification around Easton. Transportation is available. Sign up to help by emailing the Office of Sustainability.

Oct. 23, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Students and sustainable living: ECOreps and other students will present easy sustainable alternatives you can use every day in OCGE 216. Free goodies and giveaways.

Oct. 24, Noon–1 p.m.
Sustainability committee meeting: Join the discussion about sustainability initiatives on campus. Lunch is provided in the Marlo Room, 204 Farinon. Sign up to help by emailing the Office of Sustainability.

Oct. 24, Noon–2 p.m
LaFarm market: In front of Gilbert’s

Oct. 24, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
LaffCo volunteering: Harvesting at LaFarm (If you need a ride, meet at Pardee Circle.)

Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Computer and cell phone recycling at Pardee Circle

Oct. 25, 4–6 p.m.
LAVA pumpkin carving and composting info: Pumpkin carving, festive music, and tasty treats are available in the sculpture studio in Williams Art Center.

Oct. 26, 3–5 p.m.
Pumpkin carving and picnic on the Quad: Hosted by the Environmental Sciences and Studies program

Oct. 27, Fall Fest: LaffCo will host applesauce making and local dehydrated apple tasting at Fall Fest on the Quad.

Oct. 27, Landis Make a Difference Day: Volunteer opportunities available. Stay tuned for details.

Oct. 29, 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Career talk: Join Peter Todaro ’16, Mayci Shimon ’16, and Shawn Hogan ’17 as they discuss their first year in the workforce and answer questions on the third floor of Hogg Hall. Lunch provided.

Oct. 29–Nov. 5
Greeks Go Green energy-reduction competition: Competition among Greek housing. Greatest reduction in energy usage wins.

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