Prairie Burn 2024

The annual prairie burn on the university property near the Recreation and Wellness Center renews healthy plant growth and saves Kent State money in maintenance costs.


Brainstorming Zero Waste at the DI Hub

Kent State's DI Hub is participating in the Campus Race to Zero Waste One-Building Challenge, a friendly competition between universities with the goal of finding all the ways to reduce the amount of non-diverted trash in a specific university facility. 

Good Food, Better Earth Sign

Flashes can sample items from nearly 20 vendors to help University Culinary Services determine which new items to add to on-campus menus. 

rack of colorful clothing

At a time when Americans are pinching pennies, sustainable fashion expert and Kent State School of Fashion professorr explains how cheap trendy clothes will cost you in the long run.

Meatless Monday Banner Image

University Culinary Services offers meat-free menu items in March as part of National Nutrition Month and an increased commitment to offering plant-based options. 

Electronics recycling 2024

Flashes Recycle Electronics at the annual Electronics Drive, open to the


 community, each Wednesday in March. 

Recycling bins outside the Kent State University Library

The National Wildlife Federation recently awarded Kent State University first place in two categories from the 2021 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition: Zero Waste and Electronics Recycling – Total Pounds Recycled.