Every year during the fall semester, the Office of Sustainability hosts various events throughout the week to promote sustainable actions on campus and in the community. 

This year’s events, running Sept. 18 to 23, reflect Sustainability Week’s main focus, which aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #12, Responsible Consumption and Production. The Office of Sustainability will host six events throughout the week to encourage campus community members to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. 

On Monday, the office will lead a trip to the sugar bush in Fallbrook, where they gather all of the maple sap used to make the delicious maple syrup served at annual Maple on Tap events. The campus community is invited to help assess the health of the woods, clear trails and prepare the sugar bush for a sugary spring. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, and pants as participants expect to get their hands dirty. Transportation will be provided via van leaving from the circle in front of Marano Campus Center at 9:45 a.m. and returning around 1 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Office of Sustainability will host a Permaculture Garden Exploration at the Permaculture Living Lab (PLL) from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will tackle several projects, including but not limited to planting various bulbs, removing trees and participating in seed-saving activities. The PLL is located between the Shineman Center and Lee Hall.

On Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., the Office of Sustainability will host an extended Shining Waters session, going around campus to clean up litter. Participants should meet at the Marano Campus Center welcome desk before 4 p.m.

On Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., the office will host a Cooking & Eating Green program, where attendees will prepare, enjoy and learn about the many benefits of a low-carbon diet. This will take place in the Office of Sustainability, Building 20 along Sheldon Avenue.

On Friday, the Office of Sustainability will host a Storm Drain Stenciling program from 2 to 3 p.m., aiming to educate attendees about the importance of keeping storm drains clean by applying stencils to our campus storm drains. Participants will meet in Marano Campus Center.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the office will host a Fishing and Boating Extravaganza to promote the launch of a new rideshare program, which aligns with New York State's Free Fishing Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to kayak and fish on the Glimmerglass Lagoon.

Those with questions about these events or seeking more information can email sustainability@oswego.edu.

-- Submitted by the Office of Sustainability