Green Week – October 10 – 14

MILWAUKEE – Oct. 10, 2011 –Marquette University Student Government and the Office of Sustainability will be co-hosting Green Week, October 10-14. The week is full of opportunities to learn about environmental issues and how to be more eco-friendly.

Monday, October 10 kicks off the week with, “How to Compost” in AMU 157 from 12 – 1 p.m. Enjoy an information session on how to compost at home, led by SEAC, Marquette University’s environmental club.

The final Fresh Fall Farmer’s Market is on Tuesday, October 11, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in parking Lot A, behind McCormick on 16 and Wells. There will be an assortment of fresh produce including, but not limited to, apples, potatoes, onions, carrots and squash. At 7 p.m. the documentary, Food Inc. will be shown in Wehr Chem 100. The documentary closely examines the corporate farming industry here in the United States.

Wednesday, October 12 will be a rummage sale exchange from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. Bring clothing or apparel to the AMU and exchange it with another item for free.

Thursday, October 13, there will be a panel discussion called “Living Green at Marquette,” led by Mike Whittow from the Office of Sustainability, discussing Marquette University’s green initiatives in Wehr Chem 100 at 6 p.m. Following the panel there will be a guided tour of the new Discovery Learning Center.

To conclude Green Week, there will be a “Native Tree Walk” with Dr. Schuman on Friday, October 14. Those who want to attend should meet under the Raynor Bridge at 1 p.m. to begin the tour.

All events are free to attend with a valid MU ID.


For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.



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