UMass Dartmouth's Green Navigators have organized a campus Sustainability Day, today, October 22, 2014,10 a.m.-2 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth's MacLean Campus Center. Campus sustainability days are organized by colleges and universities across the country during the month of October aimed to draw students, faculty, and staff together for the exchange of ideas and knowledge from all departments and disciplines.
Student groups committed to sustainability will provide information to students, faculty, and staff about the ongoing green efforts at UMass Dartmouth. The student organizations hope to spread awareness about sustainability.
Student groups taking part in Sustainability Day include the UMass Dartmouth Hunger Initiative, UMass Dartmouth Outdoor Club, UMass Dartmouth Engineers Without Borders, UMass Dartmouth Chapter of MassPIRG, Habitat For Humanity, SouthCoast Serves, and Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance.
UMass Dartmouth's Green Navigators student group have been highlighted for its efforts in running a Farmer's Market on campus and campaigning for a campus bike path. Since September 2013, 35 members of the Green Navigators have worked in conjunction with one member of the facilities staff to process all recycling on campus. The Green Navigators and the Green Fee Committee have also teamed up to provide green move out, which this past year produced 4,300 pounds in donations.