Wayne State University actively engages with university students and the surrounding community in order to promote understanding and action in issues related to environmental sustainability. This is achieved through multi-disciplinary campus collaborations around sustainability initiatives, sustainability-focused academics, continued engagement around environmental initiatives and much more! The opinons of students, faculty, staff and community members are extremely important to making a comprehensive and sustainable campus. We regularly engage with these groups in a mulititude of ways:
Due to the recent COVID pandemic, the Office of Campus Sustainability has moved a lot of its engagement online to a multitude of social media platforms- Instagram | Facebook | YouTube . Through these platforms, our office shares sustainable resources, updates on initiatives happening around campus, and information on upcoming events- both through our office of other community groups. The office's Green Warriors and Compost Warriors play a large part in using social media to advocate and educate on sustainable initiatives. The Green Warriors host bi-weekly "webinars" on our Instagram on different sustainable topics relevant to students and community members on how to be more sustainable in daily life. The Compost Warriors post weekly updates on the compost pilot, as well as infographics and initiatives surrounding our newly implemented compost pilot.
The WSU Farmers Market is a four year-old annual tradition that is held at the corner of Warren Ave. and Woodward Ave. right next to the Q-Line stop. Although the market is currently not running due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students can look forward to its exciting atmostphere in spring, summer and fall of 2022! As part of a partnership with the Dean of Students Office, WSU-affliliates can also register to receive $5 in coupons each week through registering on the "Corq" app.
Each month, our office hosts a guest speaker for an EcoTalk conversation in sustainability found locally around the Detroit area. These discussions, which occur on the last Friday at 5pm of each month, are great ways for the WSU community to keep updated on sustainable initiatives happening in our community. A list of previous EcoTalk speakers can be found here, and if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a sustainable speaker at our next event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Events and Tabling
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could find our office in the WSU Student Center tabling for events and initiatives, or in our room in the Purdy-Kresge Library hosting a multitude of in-person events! Tabling consists of one or more office staff sharing sustaianble tips, answering questions, or promoting the upcoming initiatives our office hosts. Different events our office hosted could be movie nights, sustainable craft nights, roundtable discussions, and much more. Keep in touch with our social media pages for more information when those events can begin in-person again!