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Blue Goes Green

Oklahoma City University is committed to developing and implementing programs that aim at making our campus ecologically friendly.  Blue Goes Green, a staff and student lead Sustainability team, has partnered with food services, bookstore, facilities, career services, and other groups on campus to foster a culture of sustainability. From implementing a campus-wide recycling program, to assisting with energy conservation, to planning sustainability awareness events, our goal is to Go Green!

Blue Goes Green Week! October 26-30, 2015

Through sustainable initiatives in the dining facilities and campus store, film screenings and guest speakers, OCU hopes to encourage the campus community and the public to adopt environmentally friendly habits.

Events that are free and open to the public include free film screenings (schedule coming soon) and the following:

Make-A-Difference Monday (Oct. 26)

Information Tables outside Caf

Sustainability Pledges & Selfies

Share-Box Campaign

Adopt-A-Plant

Turn-off Tuesday (Oct. 27)

Information Tables outside Caf

Sustainability Pledges & Selfies

Reduce numbers of light switches across campus

Unplug unused chargers and turnoff light switches

Un-elevate (use the stairs)

Dine in the Dark

Waste-not Wednesday (Oct. 28)

Information Tables outside Caf

Sustainability Pledges & Selfies

Recycling at OCU

Recycling survey

Composting at OCU

Campus Clean Up Day

Thirsty Thursday (Oct. 29)

Information Tables outside Caf

Sustainability Pledges & Selfies

Tap vs Bottled Water Taste Test

Ban the Bottle Campaign

Water bottle giveaways

Green Bake Sale

Food Friday (Oct. 30)

Information Tables outside Caf

Sustainability Pledges & Selfies

Sustainable Menu at Caf

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Tree Planting

 

Additionally, the OCU Campus Store will promote their sustainable and environmentally friendly merchandise, the menu in the campus cafeteria will have a sustainability theme, and discounted coffee will be provided at Alvin’s for those who bring a refillable coffee mug.

Blue Goes Green Week is coordinated by the students of the Liberal Arts Seminar: Sustainability and the Environment class under the direction of biology professor Dr. Adam Ryburn.