October is Campus Sustainability Month!

The following events have been organized, in part, for Willamette University's continued participation in the national Campus Sustainability Month, brought to you by Willamette University's Sustainability Institute, Office of Service Learning, and others!

Saturday October 7th

1:30pm - 5:30pm

ZenaFest is our annual fall event that connects the Willamette University Community, including family and friends, with our 305 acre Zena property, and showcases the work of faculty, students, staff, and our partners to advance our ecological and educational missions.

Tuesday October 10th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, outlines different mission-driven career directions, evaluates the impact of President
Trump on sustainability jobs, discusses grad school and continuing education options, and provide listeners with a tailored, concrete job search strategy. The talk includes twenty minutes of Q & A to address individual career questions.

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the roles art and activism play in raising awareness, creating social change, and advocating for justice. Topics discussed will include human rights, sustainability, and immigration within a local, national and international context, with a focus on current events such as Standing Rock and DACA. Internationally recognized artist and activist Betty LaDuke will present an artist’s talk followed by a panel discussion.

Betty LaDuke's artwork can be seen now in UC3, Goudy Commons, the Rogers W. Rogers Gallery, and the Hatfield Library.

Wednesday Oct 11

October 11 - 25

Calling all students, staff, and faculty! Choose a challenge that stretches your comfort zone, stick with it for two weeks, and make a difference for yourself, your community, and the planet. Maybe you'll just stick with it!

Saturday October 14

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center cares for injured or orphaned Oregon wildlife with the goal to release back to their natural habitat. Join other students helping the Center at this sustainability-themed service saturday!

Wednesday October 18

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Local Non-Profit Panel Discussion , UC3 Alumni Lounge
Come join the Community Service Learning Office and Sustainability Institute as we host a panel of local organizations including the WU chapter of the Food Recovery Network, Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Organization, and Marion County Environmental Services. Speakers will share a bit about what their non profits do, how their organizations practice sustainability, and how you can be sustainable in your own life. This is a great chance for networking, and light snacks will be provided. Come check it out!

Thursday October 19th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American history. Amazingly those aren't the worst things facing Louisiana's coastline today. It is that the state is fast disappearing. When on Earth Day 2010 BP's Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank many in Louisiana predicted it would change the state's coastline forever, both its economy and its people. How has the coast changed in the past five years? Brought to you by the Sustainability Institute, Office of Community Service Learning, and WEB.


Friday October 20

4:00–7:00 p.m.
Cardboard Maze, Kaneko 144 & 145
A common school festival activity in Japan, ASP students and friends will make two mazes in Kaneko 144 and 145 by using recycled cardboard boxes.

Wednesday Oct 25

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Students, staff and facutly are invited to join the Green Fund committee, hear brief presentations from past funding recipients, and learn how to develop your proposal idea! Food and drinks will be provided.
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Salem's Annual Peace Lecture will be given by George Lakey. George is arguably the best and most effective nonviolence trainer alive today. He has offered nonviolence training to groups - many of them engaged in life-or-death struggles - all over the world. He has also mentored countless nonviolence trainers on every continent.

Tuesday October 31

11:00am – 2:00 p.m.
Stop by this 'pop-up' event outside the WU Bookstore and learn from the Energy Trust of Oregon about saving energy, water, and money at your home. ETO representatives will also have generously subsidized LED lighting solutions, advanced power strips, and handheld shower fixtures for sale. All products are warrantied, Energy Star and WaterSense certified, and may be returned if you are not satisfied.