Past Sustainability Events

  • January 17, 2018 • 11:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Organized by the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association, this panel will discuss how a pilot street design became integrated into the St. Louis street design standards. The project involved multiple stakeholders ranging from community members to elected officials. The following panelists will highlight the multiple perspectives, design elements, and strategic planning that influenced […]

  • Dec 8 – Nov 17, 2017
  • SWAP Sharing With A Purpose [Trading Post] St. Louis 63105

We know you don’t have time to be wasteful this holiday season! Swing by your neighborhood freecyling thrift shop to learn how to make some awesome gift boxes using 100% sustainable materials! Pick up a free gift while you’re at it for your Secret Santa, Mystery Macabee, or Loved ones! WUpcycle will be selling their clothing […]

  • December 1, 2017 • 12 PM – 3 PM
  • Bixby Hall

Come learn how to upcycle with Fashion Faculty on a Friday! WUpcycle will be in Bixby with loads of materials and access to sewing machines! Bring your friends and any textiles that you’d like to use!

  • November 30, 2017 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Bauer 160

The Endowment, a talk by Dugan Marieb, is presented by Net Impact. Dugan has been studying the Washington University Endowment and overall finances for over six months. He will be explaining what the Endowment is, why it is important, and where the money goes. He will also speak to transparency issues, divestment, and what should […]

  • November 28 – 16, 2017
  • Sustainability Lab at T-Rex, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101, 5th Floor

Energy and climate change are civil rights issues. This session seeks to further the NAACP’s Missouri Just Energies Policy objectives.  Participants will continue to identify and work on action items to advance the NAACP minimum targets with regard to net metering, renewable portfolio, and energy efficiency standards along with local hire and disadvantaged business enterprise […]

  • November 28, 2017 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Program in Occupational Therapy Auditorium 4444 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

This is the second portion of the Institute for Public Health’s Speaker Series: Conflict, Environment, and Global Health – Through the Lens of a Journalist.

  • November 27, 2017 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Brown Lounge, Goldfarb

“Conflict, Environment & Global Health – Through the Lens of a Journalist” will be presented by Nigel Walker, as a part of a Speaker Series hosted by the WashU Brown School and School of Medicine. Nigel Walker is an international journalist, filmmaker, and producer from London. A marine biologist by training, Walker has worked on […]

  • November 16, 2017 • 1:30 PM – 3 PM
  • Meet at Graham Chapel

The fourth annual tree planting event is coming up on November 16th, in partnership with Sleeve-a-Message and Bon Appetit. Join us at 1:30pm by the main entrance of the Graham Chapel, to meet with Kent Theiling, WashU’s Grounds and Landscape Design Manager. Kent will be leading the event, sharing his arborist expertise and teaching us how […]

  • November 15, 2017 • 7 PM – 10 PM
  • Bauer 160

Dive into Green Action and Net Impact’s screening of Chasing Coral! Here is the description of the award-winning documentary: “Reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.” […]

  • November 15, 2017 • 3 PM – 5 PM
  • Clocktower

Join Fossil Free WashU in a national day of action! We’ll be talking climate action, divestment, and why it matters at WashU! We’ll also be joining the Sunrise Movement to create a time capsule. Stop by to contribute a small object, note, or picture of what you want to protect from climate change, or what […]

  • November 12 – 6, 2017
  • WUpcycle 6515 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis 63105

Come learn how to sew and upcycle clothing with WUpcycle! Invite your friends and bring clothing to repair. Supplies will also be provided.

  • November 11, 2017 • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Edison Theatre 6445 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis 63105

**Tickets are required for entry to this event. You may register for FREE tickets using the link on this event page.** In partnership with Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, GlobeMed at WashU is pleased to announce that Latanya Mapp Frett, the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, will address the […]

  • November 9, 2017 • 5:15 PM – 9 PM
  • The Living World at the Saint Louis Zoo: 1 Government Dr, St. Louis 63110

Please join us at The Living World at the St. Louis Zoo for the 2017 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum on “Environmental Justice”! Free to attend, but PLEASE RSVP by emailing Ashley at to ensure we have enough dinners for everyone. 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. Registration and Exhibit Viewing 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. […]

  • November 8, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Ginsberg Atrium, Rudolph Hall

Environmental Studies is growing! Join faculty for an info session on exciting new courses for spring semester, and to learn about our new minor. There will be pizza. Bring a friend!

  • November 7, 2017 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • DUC 276

Dr. Joan Strassman, the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, will lead us on an avian journey through history to explore our complex relationship with birds, and the ways we have changed the avian landscape.

  • November 7, 2017 • 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Meet at Danforth University Center, Danforth Campus

The Fall 2017 Arbor Tour will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7 (rain date November 9 11 a.m.). We will meet at the south entrance of the Danforth University Center. This tour will highlight the oldest trees on campus and talk about plans for the future.  Arbor tours, which are led by […]

  • November 5, 2017 • 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Meet at the Schlafly Tap Room

As Thanksgiving and winter break are approaching, the WashU Sustainability crew has decided to get involved with our community. All our staff, faculty and students are invited to participate in Cranksgiving, an annual charity bike ride organized by B-Works since 2012. On Sunday, November 5th, we’ll be riding our bikes to different grocery stores to purchase food […]

  • November 3, 2017 • 5:30 PM
  • 6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

Please join us for a screening of HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution at the St. Louis International Film Festival on Friday, November 3rd, 5:30 pm at the historic Tivoli Theatre. Tickets are free and can be reserved here: HAPPENING tells the story of filmmaker James Redford embarking on a colorful, personal journey into the dawn […]

  • November 3, 2017 • 11 AM – 3 AM
  • WUpcycle Fall Flash SaleDUC: Danforth University Center

Calling all fashion students, environmental enthusiasts, and art appreciators alike to come see works by WUpcycle’s designers and participate in a sample sale at the DUC! Free upcycled/embroidered jean coasters!          

  • November 2, 2017 • 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS) 101 N Warson Rd St. Louis, MO 63124 United States

Thursday, November 2nd, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception and Networking 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dr. Elaine Ingham Presentation 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Q & A Join Dr. Elaine Ingham as she speaks on how to grow healthy plants while improving infiltration rates in your soil, and improving water quality in […]

  • November 2, 2017 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Washington University in St. Louis

Join us for this university and community engagement to honor the 100th birthday of Barry Commoner, the “founder of modern ecology” and Washington University biologist. Please register here. A copy of the event program, including biographies of presenters and panelists, can be found here. Draft agenda 3:30-4 p.m. Registration, refreshments 4-6 p.m. Welcome Reflections on Barry […]

  • Oct 26 – Sep 28, 2017

The Global Inequality Conference is envisioned as a three-day program open to the Washington University community. The goals are: ● To facilitate productive dialogue between the students and both academic and seasoned practitioners who are experts in global inequality and interventions ● To consider the structural and social causes of inequality as well as how […]

  • October 26, 2017 • 3 PM – 5 PM

WHEN AND WHERE Thursday, October 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Edison Courtyard outside the DUC. WHAT AND WHO Join us in celebrating autumn and local, seasonal, and sustainable foods at WashU’s second annual Sustainable Harvest Festival. The festival will feature a Farmer’s Market, skill shares, free food, campus groups, live music, and more! […]

  • October 25, 2017 • 7:15 PM
  • Bauer Hall Rm. 230

Washington University’s Net Impact chapter would like to introduce Natalie Lucas, a board member of the Sierra Club and the CEO of Care About Climate, an environmental non-profit, to our campus. She will be speaking about her experiences working in conservation and sustainability and creating a meaningful career. Doors open at 7:15pm and Natalie will […]

  • October 25, 2017 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Emerson Auditorium (Bauer Hall)

This panel is open to the entire Wash U community. The objective will be to explore the renewable energy industry’s emerging  markets, policy, finance, and technology, and how these yield new business opportunities and societal change, including low-carbon technologies for addressing climate change and the transformation of the grid from a primarily fossil fuel-based centralized grid to a decentralized low-carbon “smart grid”.   The panel […]

  • October 25, 2017 • 7 AM – 11 AM
  • Outside Knight/Bauer Hall on Snow Way Drive

On Wednesday, October 25th, the Office of Sustainability, WashU IT Information and Security Office, and the Knight Center – Aramark will be hosting an e-waste recycling and confidential paper shredding event. All are welcome to bring accepted items to the collection drive, outside Knight and Bauer Hall on Snow Way Drive between 7am and 11am. All confidential […]

  • October 24, 2017 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Graham Chapel

A career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than thirty years. As the head of EPA under President Obama, she led historic progress to achieve the administration’s public health and environmental protection goals […]

  • October 24, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Edison Courtyard, outside of the DUC

Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and our partners for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation! Active Transportation – biking, walking, and using public transit- is beneficial not only to the environment but to personal health and wellness, and is becoming increasingly significant with the changes in parking as […]

  • October 23, 2017 • 6:30 PM – 8 PM
  • Commerce Bank Education Center 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis MO 63139

Are you planning a local fair, festival, conference, or meeting? You can keep it GREEN! Learn how to reduce waste and promote sustainability before, during, and after the event. Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center, leads a how-to workshop covering green strategies with a new website, Workshop will […]

  • October 20, 2017 • 6:30 PM – 8 PM
  • Brown Lounge of Brown Hall

The Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Krishnendu Ray to give the keynote address at the Future of Food Studies graduate student conference. Professor Ray is the chair of the department of Food Studies at New York University and the president of the Association for the Study of Food and […]

  • October 18, 2017 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Edison Courtyard, outside of the DUC

As part of the Car-Free Commute Day, meet WUPD Police Cyclists outside of the DUC (Edison courtyard) at 5pm for a Bike Safety class. You will learn about Missouri bike laws and tips on how to check your bike before taking a ride. After the theory, time for practice! Join the group bike ride led […]

  • October 18, 2017 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Women's Building Formal Lounge

For Food Week 2017,  Environmental Studies will host Dr. Alison Alkon, Associate Professor, University of the Pacific, on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Women’s Building Formal Lounge. Professor Alkon’s talk is titled Food Justice: Growing a Movement, will provide an overview of the fields of food justice research and activism. It examines the ways that racial and […]

  • October 18, 2017 • 7 AM – 7 PM
  • Many events, many locations

Want to quit the car habit? October 18th is the day to do it! WashU Car-Free Commute Day will offer many opportunities to the WashU community to try alternative ways of transportation, and will reward you for doing so! >> Join a Morning Bike Ride! Meet a WashU Bike Buddy for a group morning commute […]

  • October 16, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Hope Plaze, WUSM Campus

Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and our partners for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation! Active Transportation – biking, walking, and using public transit- is beneficial not only to the environment but to personal health and wellness, and is becoming increasingly significant with the changes in parking as […]

  • October 10, 2017 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Busch Hall, Room 18

Public Lecture by Elizabeth DeLoughrey, author and professor of English with the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA Event sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Environmental Humanities Workshop, Transoceanic Imaginaries: Our Seas of Plastic, to follow on October 11, 9:00-11:00 AM. RVSP to For more information, visit

  • October 10, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM

Join the Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation Services and our partners for a month of exciting events centered around Active Transportation! Active Transportation – biking, walking, and using public transit- is beneficial not only to the environment but to personal health and wellness, and is becoming increasingly significant with the changes in parking as […]

  • October 7, 2017 • 3 PM – 6 PM
  • Meet on Forsyth outside Hillman Hall

Ride along with WashU’s Outing Club to the 12th annual Grove Fest! A tradition in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood, Grove Fest features street performances, local craft, fashion, and art vendors, and the opportunity to participate in creating a paint-by-numbers mural. The ride will be preceded by a short lesson on Missouri bicycle laws, road safety, […]

  • October 7, 2017 • 9:15 AM – 12 PM
  • Meet at Brookings Hall Arch

Celebrate public transit and urban agriculture at its finest!  Register now to take a ride on the Metrolink to the Food Roof, a rooftop farm in downtown St. Louis. Participants will get a chance to tour the 10,000 square foot farm, sample some of local produce and see the way the Food Roof’s innovative approach to […]

  • October 5, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Edison Courtyard, outside of the DUC

Join the Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services in front of the Danforth University Center Thursday, October 5th from 11am-2pm for a free Bike Tune-up and Commuter Resource Fair! As part of Active Transportation Month, the Commuter Resource Fair aims to support all WashU car-free commuters by offering many services and resources, such as: Free […]

  • October 4, 2017 • 7:30 PM – 9 PM
  • Seigle, Room 104

Please join the Office of Sustainability for an Environmental Justice Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30PM in Seigle, Room 104. You will get the opportunity to meet others interested in environmental justice, learn a little more about local issues, and have some lively conversations with fellow students. Ice cream will be provided […]

  • October 4, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 5 PM
  • SImon 103

In the fall of 2016, the Office of Sustainability introduced a new volunteer program called Recycling Geniuses in response to recurring contamination issues across campus. A significant number of recycling and compost loads were being rejected from their respective collection facilities due to cross-contamination with other waste and improper sorting. The WashU community is committed to lowering contamination rates, […]

  • October 2 – 29, 2017
  • Washington University

Download the Sustainability Month Calendar Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. Washington University is proud to celebrate and kickoff […]

  • September 30, 2017 • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (at the Arch’s Luther Ely Smith Square)

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9 am to noon, the City of St. Louis & The National Park Service will co-host The Great MonArch Migration Event at the Gateway Arch, in honor of National Public Lands Day. Join the City of St. Louis, National Park Service and pollinator experts from the Missouri Botanical Garden Butterfly […]

  • September 15, 2017 • 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Hudlin Park

On September 15, WashU will celebrate the employees of the School of Medicine by hosting the annual Employee Picnic. Employees join in the fun and festivities by competing in carnival-like games to win highly-coveted prizes and enjoy a BBQ meal from Kenrick’s catering followed by Ted Drewes custard. To make sure the event is aligned […]

  • August 26, 2017
  • Different locations along the Meramec River Watershed

Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. For the 40th anniversary of the event, volunteers will take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, careless […]

  • August 25, 2017 • 3 AM – 5 AM
  • Myers Hall, South 40

Come visit the Student Associates, Green Ambassadors and staff of the Office of Sustainability to learn more about WashU’s sustainable operations and ways you can get involved. From student groups to internships to funding for your sustainability ideas, our office is a great starting place to get you oriented. Students and family members welcome. The […]

  • August 10, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM

Join the Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services in front of the Danforth University Center Thursday, August 10 from 11am-2pm for a free Bike Tune-up and Commuter Resource Fair! Attendees will have the opportunity to: Have a free bike tune-up* by Francesca DeRanzo, owner and operator of our local Velofix mobile bike shop Make and drink free pedal-powered smoothies from the Smoothie Bike […]

  • July 14, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM
  • DUC (Mudd Field side)

Join the Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services in front of the Danforth University Center Friday, July 14 from 11am-2pm for a free Bike Tune-up and Commuter Resource Fair!  New Additions to the July Commuter Resource Fair: Browse and purchase bike commuter gear from our local Alpine Shop Register your bike with WUPD and purchase […]

  • July 12, 2017 • 11:45 AM – 1 PM
  • Women's Building Formal Lounge

Celebrate Your Sustainability Efforts and Network with Green Office Liaisons Join the Office of Sustainability, Green Office Liaisons, and potential program participants at this mid-year networking and recognition event. Learn from your peers about how to take your green office program to the next level – whether that is just signing up or going from […]

  • June 29, 2017 • 11 AM – 2 PM
  • DUC (Mudd Field side)

Join the Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services in front of the Danforth University Center Thursday, June 29 from 11am-2pm for a free Bike Tune-up and Commuter Resource Fair! Attendees will have the opportunity to: Have a free bike tune-up* by Francesca DeRanzo, owner and operator of our local Velofix mobile bike shop Try out one of […]

  • May 21, 2017 • 1 PM – 2 PM
  • 1 Brookings Drive, at the base of the steps

A gathering to acknowledge the oak trees in front of Brookings Hall for contributing and holding stories over their 80+ years of living on the Washington University campus. A prayer and blessing will be offered to thank them for their partnership and the spiritual, spatial, and co-evolving bonds that have emerged throughout this time. For […]

  • May 20, 2017 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • intersection of University Drive and Melville, near the Academy Building

Students living in off-campus Residential Life housing can leave their donations in the basement of their building or similar area as directed by Res Life. Graduating seniors and others should plan to donate their goods during the Lightening Your Load (LYL) donate drive on Saturday, May 20 between 12p-2p.  A Goodwill truck will be stationed […]

  • April 27, 2017 • 2:30 PM – 4 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (on the lower level of the Mallinckrodt Center)

The Sustainability Exchange students will be displaying the deliverables of their semester-long projects. The four projects completed this semester focused on sustainable housing plans, building materials, St. Louis transportation, and food availability. They will be presenting posters so please stop by at any time, enjoy our refreshments, and stay as long as you can. We […]

  • April 25, 2017 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Seigle L002

Please join the Office of Sustainability for an Environmental Justice Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00PM in Seigle, Room L002.  You will get the opportunity to meet others interested in environmental justice, learn a little more about local issues, and have some lively conversations with fellow students.  And—of course—the ice cream will […]

  • April 22, 2017 • 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Knight Hall & Bauer Hall - 1st Floor Emerson Auditorium & Frick Forum

In observance of Earth Day, Olin offers you an opportunity to learn more about investing in an environmentally responsible way. Attend the “Environmentally Responsible Investing” presentation by Dan Conner (MBA ’12) and Jake Barnett with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as they discuss market space, new ideas for investments, and the challenges and opportunities of these […]

  • April 22, 2017 • 3 PM – 5 PM
  • Emerson Auditorium & Frick Forum, Knight Hall

We invite you to join Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, campus leaders, and the university community to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of I-CARES, the institutional hub for energy, environment and sustainability related research and educational innovations at Washington University in St. Louis. Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor […]

  • April 22, 2017 • 11:30 AM – 3 PM
  • Outside Myers Hall, South 40

Meet Outside of the Office of Sustainability (located in Myers Hall on the South 40) on April 22nd at 11:30 to make posters-we will provide supplies-then we will hop on the Metro together to the Civic Center stop to join the March for Science! For more information about the March, visit the website here.  RSVP […]

  • April 22 – 23, 2017
  • Muny Grounds, Forest Park

This year, the STL Earth Day Festival will take place at the Muny Grounds in Forest Park on both Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd, from 11am-5pm on both days. Join in this community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth […]

  • April 20, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM

The Office of Sustainability is holding a panel composed of Wash U faculty about President Donald Trump’s Environmental Policy.  The panel will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 4-5pm in McDonnell 162.  The panel will include environmental studies, environmental law, and political science professors.  It will also touch on how the Trump Administration has […]

  • April 20, 2017 • 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Hope Plaza

The WUSM Earth Day Celebration will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 11am – 1pm. The event will take place in conjunction with the weekly Farmer’s Market on the Hope Plaza (weather permitting, rain location: CSRB link). Vendors from across the region will be on hand to educate the campus community about sustainability topics, […]

  • April 19, 2017 • 5 PM – 10 PM
  • Ibby's Bistro

The current Engaging Community: Empowering Health through Indigenous Foods is about bringing awareness and knowledge of traditional foods to the St. Louis and Washington University community. It is being organized by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies and Washington University Dining Services. Dining Services worked with Chef Nephi Craig and added a […]

  • April 19 – 21, 2017
  • Knight Center

In honor of Earth Day 2017 the Knight Center is sponsoring a Cork Recycling Drive. Bring your collected corks to the Knight Center and place them in the “cork donation box” located on the second floor. The donation box will be on a table by the break area towards the north end of the Night […]

  • April 18, 2017 • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • The Burning Kumquat

Join The Burning Kumquat for an exciting evening on the farm, to celebrate Earth Week! There will be a panel of local farmers speaking about their experiences and eating local. There will be a potluck dinner, so bringing food is encouraged! It’ll be a lovely evening filled with farming, friends, and food! RSVP to the Facebook […]

  • April 18, 2017 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Lab Sci 300

Join us in Lab Sciences 300 for a free screening of Merchants of Doubt, a documentary based on the book by Naomi Oreskes. The movie examines how a small group of “silver-tongued pundits-for-hire” have created confusion around and doubt about scientific evidence of human-caused climate change. There will be free food provided, and the screening […]

  • April 17, 2017 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Simon 18

Join Net Impact for skits and comedy to help you learn how to be a more sustainable WashU student! The link to the Facebook event can be found here.

  • April 17, 2017 • 7 AM – 11 PM

In celebration of Earth Week, there will be Green Monday specials available all day at BD, the DUC, the Village, and Whittemore House. Green Monday is a growing global movement to urge consumers to consider how their food choices affect public health and the environment.  The Washington University program offers educational materials about the relative […]

  • April 15, 2017 • 1 PM – 5 PM
  • EarthDance Farms

Net Impact is hosting a trip to EarthDance Farms, a local organic Community Supported Agriculture farm, on Saturday April 15 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. They would love to have you join! The trip will include a farm tour and then volunteering. It may involve weeding, harvesting, working in the greenhouse, feeding chickens, or helping out with other farm […]

  • April 15, 2017 • 9 AM – 1 PM
  • 4250 Shaw Blvd

Join us April 15th 9am to 1pm as we help out at the garden next to Mt. Olive Church in the historic Shaw neighborhood (4250 Shaw Blvd) and grab a free lunch afterwards! Transportation will be provided. We will send out more information after you fill out the interest form, found here. Be sure to […]

  • April 13, 2017 • 5:30 AM – 7 AM
  • Simon 017

This Thursday, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a round-table panel with two WashU alumni who have pursued careers tied to sustainability. Please join us for an informal discussion where you can learn about their journeys and gain insight into the job market, the work, and the experience.   Featured Guests: Jeremy Sigmon, Director of […]

  • Mar 22 – Feb 22, 2017
  • Knigh Hall, Emerson Auditorium

Carl M. Casale President and Chief Executive Officer, CHS Inc.EMBA ’92   “Sustainable Modern Agriculture”    Carl Casale is president and chief executive officer of CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains, and foods company and the nation’s largest member-owned cooperative. He assumed his position with CHS Inc. in January 2011. Previously, he was executive vice […]

  • Mar 3 – Feb 4, 2017
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall

The Washington University School of Law is hosting the 2017 Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th.  The Conference features Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum as the keynote speaker on Friday at 1pm, for a session entitled “Protecting LGBTQ+ Progress in Challenging Times.”  This will be followed by a panel discussion. […]

  • February 25 – 26, 2017
  • St. Louis University High School

The St. Louis Community Garden Summit is an annual Gateway Greening event that brings in over 200 people and provides the opportunity to hear from national experts on community gardening, horticulture, and community development. Attendees participate in networking with other gardeners and people working in sustainable practices across the region. This year’s keynote address will be […]

  • February 25 – 26, 2017
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

Go Behind the Science with Garden Botanists: Science and Conservation Open House, February 25 and 26, 1-4p Monsanto Center Join Missouri Botanical Garden botanists for an open house at the Monsanto Center, including the library and herbarium. Meet the scientists. Discover what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. See displays […]

  • February 24, 2017 • 12 PM
  • WashU, Givens Hall

While the sustainable cities of our dreams will clearly require the efforts of scientists, planners, engineers, and policy makers of all kinds, they’ll also require us to completely reimagine our connections to environment and to each other. That’s a job for the arts—and in this DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory lecture, titled How to […]

  • February 23, 2017 • 4 PM
  • Hillman Hall's Clark-Fox Forum

On his website, John McArthur states that he is an optimist and an economist focused on improving living standards around the world. At first glance, this might not sound odd, but considering the enormous and complex obstacles facing such a goal, and considering that McArthur is among a select group of experts who actually understand […]

  • February 22, 2017 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • WashU, Steinberg Hall Gallery

Michael Pagno, artist, designer, and facilitator, and Elaine Cha, catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson, will present a two hour session on engaging community through digital storytelling and video techniques. Registration is $15 for general admission. For more information, click here.

  • February 15, 2017 • 5:45 PM
  • Umrath 140

Join Green Action and Net Impact as Stella Maris Productions presents a screening of “The First Secret City.” Attendees will learn about the lingering environmental justice issues of uranium production in St. Louis. Ted Drewes will be provided, and the directors, Alison Carrick and C.D. Stelzer, will be available for a Q&A afterwards. Before the […]

  • February 8, 2017 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Green Hall Collaboration Space

Join members of the Environmental Studies Department and I-CARES for their monthly happy hour in Green Hall Collaboration Space (second floor above the archway). All are welcome!

  • February 6, 2017 • 8:30 AM – 3 PM
  • WashU, Hillman Hall

Join the Buder Center for American Indian Studies for a symposium on environmental and cultural issues relevant to St. Louis and the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, click here. 

  • January 16, 2017 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Eric P. Newman Education Center – 320 South Euclid Avenue St. Louis, MO

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary in the world of social justice. Bringing his skill for persuasive oration together with his belief in the human moral conscience, he was able to unite the people in a passionate pursuit of social equity. In this year’s MLK lecture, given by Dr. Robert Bullard, the audience […]

  • December 7, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Suite 202

Faculty and staff are invited to a post-election dialogue discussion regarding where we go after the recent election. A casual, conversation-based discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 7, from noon-1p, at Olin Library. No RSVP necessary. For more information, click here.

  • December 1, 2016 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • WashU, Louderman Hall 458

Join Student Union, the Office of Sustainability, Environmental Studies, and I-CARES for a free screening of Before the Flood, a documentary on the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change. Snacks will be provided. 

  • November 29, 2016 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

Join Professor Kim Norwood for a discussion on her book, Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation. The book explores the underlying faults that cracked and gave rise to the eruption in Ferguson. More information can be found on the WashU Law event page.

  • November 18, 2016 • 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Hillman Hall, Washington University

Please join us on November 18, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis for a symposium on the human impacts of climate change, the social responses necessary for transformational solutions, and the policy implications of such solutions. Key speakers include experts on flooding, drought, heat, urbanization, adaptation, and indigenous health—representing research from the United States […]

  • November 9, 2016 • 5 PM – 9 PM
  • Hillman Hall, Clark Fox Forum

Join us November 9 to view Ava Duvernay’s latest documentary, 13th, about race, mass incarceration, and the implications of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Doors will open at 5p, and refreshments will be served. An open discussion will follow. Limited tickets are free of charge and can be reserved here. Due to heightened demand, reserved seats will […]

  • October 24 – 25, 2016
  • Hillman Hall, Washington University

The ILSI Research Foundation, together with Monsanto Company, Soil Health Partnership, Washington University in St. Louis, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture, are organizing a two-day workshop in October focusing on developing research targets for supporting agricultural goals that: support achievement of USDA’s “building blocks” […]

  • September 30, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Hudlin Park

Volunteer to help the WUSM Employee Picnic achieve zero waste! Volunteers will manage three waste stations to help attendees sort compostables, recyclables and landfill material. Contact Cassandra Hage for more information or to sign up:

  • September 20, 2016 • 6:45 PM – 5 PM
  • The Ethical Society of Saint Louis 9001 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117

Join the Jewish Environmental Initiative (a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council), Missouri Interfaith Power & Light, and  the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a discussion on how gardens can be used as a tool to care for our planet and address climate change. The event will feature two keynote speakers followed by a panel […]

  • August 27 – 28, 2016
  • Varies

49th annual Operation Clean Stream on August 27 and 28 is hosted annually by Open Space Council. Over the years, volunteers have removed thousands of scrap tires, yards of debris, and other litter out of Missouri streams in order to improve the overall quality of Missouri’s waterways. Join the effort this year by signing up today.  You can […]

  • July 31, 2016 • 3 PM – 5 PM
  • Saint Louis Zoo, Anheuser Busch Theater, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

A thoughtful panel discussion with scientists and faith leaders on how we can all work together to conserve endangered species and their habitats. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Media, middle and high school students and Junior Academy members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration not required. FEATURED PANELISTS:   Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana […]

  • July 16, 2016 • 9 AM – 11 AM
  • 1335 Convention Plaza, 63103

Interested in what it takes to farm on a rooftop? Get the true experience by volunteering at the FOOD ROOF Farm! Community Volunteer Days occur every Saturday now through October from 9a-12p at the farm. Make your way to the rooftop by following the signs in the building. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring […]

  • June 26, 2016 • 7:30 AM – 3 PM
  • 10950 Riverview Drive, 63137

Join Trailnet and celebrate the 87th birthday of the Chain of Rocks Bridge with a family-friendly ride on scenic trails. After the ride, participants can enjoy cake, live music, beer, and food for purchase. More >>

  • April 23, 2016 • 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Meet at Brookings steps

Join the Office of Sustainability and the Outing Club on a bike ride to Tower Grove Park in celebration of Active Transportation Month!

  • April 13 – 14, 2016
  • St. Louis University

Join us for two days of learning about a low-carbon energy future from the perspective of thought leaders in the energy sector. This knowledge-sharing event brings together leaders from industry, academia, and government to open the dialogue about sustainability and our energy future.