Campus Sustainability Month
Kent State University is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month throughout October. This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education. During Campus Sustainability Month, institutions around the world engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability and celebrate successes.
We hope you will join as we celebrate our sustainability successes during #CampusSustainabilityMonth and throughout the rest of the year!
Join us for a celebration of Campus Sustainability Month events at Kent State University! With your ideas, support and involvement, campus sustainability advancements will continue throughout the year! We are hosting or are promoting the sustainability-related events occurring during October at Kent State University listed below.
2023 Kent State University Campus Sustainability Month Sustainability-Related Events
- Kent State University Bra Recycling Drive October 2-27
- Kent State University Virtual Solar Tour October 6-8
- Kent State Careers in Health and Wellness Week October 9-13
- Kent State Farmers' Market October 17
- Recreation and Wellness Services events
- Kent State of Well-being events
October Sustainability Conferences/ Related Events
- AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE)
- OEPA Sustainability Conference (Sept. 19-21)
- Project Green Challenge (Oct. 1 – 30)
- National Voter Education Week (Oct. 2 – 6)
- Global Bird Rescue (Oct. 2 – 8)
- Energy Efficiency Day (Oct. 4)
- Green Sports Day (Oct. 6)
- ASES National Solar Tour (Oct. 6-8)
- Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey Earth Science Week (Oct. 8-16)
- World Food Day (Oct. 16)
- Global Climate Change Week (Oct. 16– 20)
- AASHE 2023 (Oct. 29 – 31)
- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (Oct. 28)
National Solar Tour
Kent State is part of the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour and part of the ASES local "Kent State University Solar and Sustainability Tour" and the "Ohio Wish You Were Here" tour on October 6-8, 2023. Seven Kent State sites are part of the ASES National VIRTUAL Solar Tour.
11th Annual Bra Recycling Drive
Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability, the Women’s Center, and Human Resources Employee Wellness and Health Promotion are hosting a bra recycling drive from October 2 through October 27, to collect reusable or worn-out bras and reduce the number of textiles in landfills. Bras that are in good condition will be donated to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center, and worn-out bras will be recycled.
Bra Recycling Drive Drop-off Locations
Project Green Challenge
Starting on October 1, Project Green Challenge will inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad students worldwide around climate action, public health, sustainability, social justice and advocacy. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities.
Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, Project Green Challenge (PGC) participants are challenged to envision and work toward the healthy, just, resilient future they want to thrive in.
Each day during the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours, inviting students to complete actions, upload deliverables, acquire points and heal the planet. Deliverables include photos, videos, creative artwork and written content uploaded to the PGC site and across Turning Green social platforms. Thoughtfully curated, theme-related prize packages will be awarded daily for outstanding submissions.
Energy Efficiency Day
October 5, 2022, is Energy Efficiency Day, but efficiency is year-round. On October 4, 2023, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others will showcase the benefits of energy efficiency during the 8th annual nationwide Energy Efficiency Day. Look for #EEDay2023 and #EnergyEfficiency on social media.
Oct. 16-20 Global Climate Action Week
Global Climate Change Week is a platform supporting academic communities to engage in climate change actions and solutions.
Oct. 16 World Food Day
The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our planet. It has an impact on the way agri-food systems work. So you need to be part of the change.
Oct. 9-13 Careers in Health and Wellness Week
Careers in Health and Wellness Week is a week for students to explore the variety of career opportunities in healthcare AND to learn about how to best prepare for future healthcare careers. Registration is required for most events.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Kent State & City of Kent Year-Round Drop-Off Locations
Kent State University
Stockdale Building metal drop-off box located outside
530 E Summit St Kent OH 44240
Kent Police Department
metal drop-off box outside in parking lot
319 S Water St Kent OH 44240
Kent State of Well-being Free Online Meditation
Are you feeling stressed out from all the recent adjustments you’ve had to make this semester? Is news about the coronavirus pandemic leaving you anxious?
Kent State of Well-being, Kent State University’s healthy campus initiative, is hosting free facilitated online meditation sessions. Meditation sessions last 30 minutes and are open to all members of the Kent State community. There is no obligation to attend. You can choose when you decide to participate.