Go green: Participate in sustainability events this week

Go Green Week scheduleOctober is Campus Sustainability Month. To celebrate, Case Western Reserve University’s Office for Sustainability will hold the university’s first Go Green Week Oct. 21-23.

To celebrate, the university community will receive 20 percent off green merchandise at the Barnes and Noble University Bookstore and $1 off purchases at the Tinkham Veale University Center food court on Thursday when ordering food with new their reusable—and waste free—china.

The Office for Sustainability will host the first of a series of Green Lunches on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Student Organization room at the Tinkham Veale University Center. A panel of speakers will discuss the green features of the building that led to its LEED Gold certification. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served, but attendees should bring their own lunch. Registration is available online.

The Magnolia Community Council will hold a residence hall room potted plant workshop called “Planting Seeds of Sustainability” Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. outside of Cutler and Hitchcock houses.

All are encouraged to wear green Friday, Oct. 23, to show their commitment to sustainability.

The Student Sustainability Council will sponsor a bike ride Saturday, Oct. 24. Those who want to participate can meet at 11 a.m. at the Village at 115 Starbucks. Riders will go to the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve and return to campus around 1:30 p.m. Learn more about the bike ride on the Facebook event page.

The Office for Sustainability will participate in a Twitter party with many other universities and colleges in Ohio. Watch the Twitter feed today for information on how the campus is staying green.

Learn more about the week’s events on the Office for Sustainability’s Facebook page.