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It is the goal of Mount Union's Sustainability Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) to meet the growing concern for sustainability on our campus. Through education and communication, SMAC facilitates awareness and action on Mount Union's campus, as well as throughout the Alliance community. SMAC assists the University in its decision-making process in these aspects and searches out opportunities that are socially, financially, and environmentally sound. These efforts, in turn, create a sustainable, efficient, and healthy atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff.

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Campus Sustainability Month 2021

  1. Schedule
    • Friday, October 1 – Sustainability Month Kick-off – Chat with a Green Raider about the GOALS and Grab an “Earthy” treat - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in HPCC and KHIC (SDG4)
    • Saturday, October 2 – Alliance Farmer’s Market [9 a.m. - noon], Giant Eagle Plaza State St. (SDG2, SDG8, SDG11, SDG12)
    • Sunday, October 3 – Sustainable Self-Care Workshop [2-4 p.m.], Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center (Make and take all-natural, eco-friendly products) - Registration required, limited to 20 (SDG3)
    • Tuesday, October 5Community Partners focused on the SDG’s [7 p.m.], Take tours of the NEW Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Food Pantry in Alliance and learn how you can get involved -Registration required (transportation available). (SDG1, SDG2)
    • Wednesday, October 6 (Rain date: Friday, October 8)Eat Local and Boost your Well-being [11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.], Academic Mall and HPCC, Enjoy a local apple and take a walk on the Campus Wellness Trail or hike the trails at the Nature Center (SDG3, SDG12)
    • Thursday, October 7 - Green Raider Special Collection [9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.], HPCC and KHIC (Plastic bags, Batteries, CFL’s, Markers) (SDG12)
    • Sunday, October 10-16 – Sustainability Month Movie Streaming, “Plastic Paradise” [streaming all week] (SDG6, SDG14)
    • Monday, October 11Make Upcycled Bottle Planters for Nursing Homes [2-4 p.m.], Campus Grounds (SDG12)
    • Tuesday, October 12 – Faculty Lecture, Dr. Susan Haddox [7 p.m.], Presser Recital Hall, Cope Music Hall, Gender, Violence, and Identity in the Bible and Society (SDG5)
    • Tuesday, October 12Write your representatives about the importance of clean and affordable energy [11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.], HPCC (SDG7, SDG13)
    • Wednesday, October 20Make Upcycled Bottle Planters for Nursing Homes [4-6 p.m.], Campus Grounds (SDG12)
    • Thursday, October 21Local Sustainability Innovators [7 p.m.], Bracy L04, The Shearers Foods manufacturing facility in Massillon, OH was the first in the world to attain LEED Platinum status! A representative will highlight the sustainability innovations that have been implemented in this state-of-the-art facility. (SDG9)
    • Thursday, October 21 - Green Raider Special Collection [9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.], HPCC and KHIC (Plastic bags, Batteries, CFL’s, Markers) (SDG12)
    • Saturday, October 23 - Trail Clean-up with Green Raiders [10 a.m. - 1 p.m.], Mahoning Valley Trail (SDG15)
    • Saturday, October 23 - 14th Annual Not Another Statistic Diversity Conference [9 a.m.], Giese Center for Performing Arts, The theme is: "Finding Truth in a Sea of Misinformation." (SDG10, SDG16)
    • Wednesday, October 27 – Climate Change & Solar Research [7 p.m.], Campus Grounds, Green Raiders are partnering with RPB to provide an enlightening program followed by trivia, snacks & eco-friendly prizes provided! (SDG13)

    • The Green Raiders are developing Educational Materials about the SDGs to distribute to local K-12 schools (SDG4)
    • The Peacebuilding Society is developing TP Graffiti highlighting Environmental & Social Justice (SDG16)
    • Check out the complete Nature Center Newsletter for even more events!  

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