Campus Sustainability Month

Join the Office of Sustainability, campus departments, and student groups as we celebrate Campus Sustainability Month this October and all the successes it represents. 

At the Homewood Campus, this year's Campus Sustainability Month is focused on environmental justice. We encourage members of the Homewood community to examine the environmental racism present both locally and globally at the events below.

Connect with the Office of Sustainability to stay in the loop. We're on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we publish a monthly eNewsletter, Hopkins Eco-Smart Moments, and maintain a staff listserv. #HopkinsEcoSmart

Calendar of Events

Zero-Waste Event Planner Luncheon
Homewood Recycling
Thursday, October 5, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Levering, Homewood Campus
Homewood Recycling will review procedures, unveil updated guides and materials, and reveal the 2018 Preferred Green Caterer List. Additionally, all attendees will be trained to use the new food waste diversion program, Free Food Alert

Justice and Brunch
Office of Sustainability
Sunday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Levering, Homewood Campus
Students, faculty, and administrators are invited to join us for a roundtable discussion on the intersectionality of environmentalism and the role of environmental justice at Hopkins and beyond. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday, October 6.

Weigh Your Waste
Real Food Hopkins
October 10, 17, and 24, dinnertime
Fresh Food Cafe, Homewood Campus
Track your wasted food and beverages with Real Food Hopkins, who works with Dining on sustainable sourcing and management practices. 

Happy Hour
Leadership Initiative for the Environment (LIFE), JHSPH Student Assembly, JHSPH Insoluble Faction, Office of Sustainability 
Friday, October 13, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Student Lounge, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Try your hand at sustainability trivia, win free drink tickets, and socialize with fellow JHSPH students.

World Food Day
Office of Sustainability, Homewood RecyclingReal Food Hopkins, CHEW (Center for Health Education & Wellness), and Hungry Harvest
Monday, October 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Levering Courtyard, Homewood Campus
Up to 40% of food in the US is wasted. Local food recovery efforts such as Hungry Harvest fight to connect food with people and reduce waste. Stop by the Levering Courtyard for a sample of recovered produce that would have been needlessly tossed. While you are there, learn more about the issue of food waste and what you can do to reduce it. Take your photo with our "ugly" produce and Instagram frame and post to social media for a chance to win even more ugly produce! 

East Baltimore Styrofoam and E-Waste Recycling Drive
Leadership Initiative for the Environment (LIFE), School of Medicine and School of Public Health Facilities Management, School of Public Health IT, Office of Sustainability
Thursday, October 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
School of Medicine: MRB Prefunction area
School of Public Health: Wolfe Street Building Gallery (Wall of Wonder)
Recycle your electronic and Styrofoam waste in East Baltimore to celebrate Campus Sustainability Month! These items are actually highly recyclable, but can't be recycled in our traditional recycling bins. Drop off your lab and office electronics, styrofoam #6 (with no food or biohazard contamination) for all to be recycled. Personal e-waste can be recycled at the JHSPH event only.

JHFRE Litter Clean Up
Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate
Thursday, October 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Facilities and Real Estate staff is partnering with Civic Works's Community Lot Team to begin the construction of a community garden at Milton Avenue and North Avenue.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Screening and Live-Streamed Interview with Al Gore
Student Leadership and Involvement, Office of Sustainability
Thursday, October 26, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Homewood Campus, Remson Hall 1
Watch the sequel to the acclaimed An Inconvenient Truth, and join a live-streamed interview with  Al Gore following the screening at 6:45 p.m.

Eco-Smart Volunteer Outing
Green Team Program, Office of Sustainability, Blue Water Baltimore
Friday, October 27, 8:30 am - 11:30 a.m.
Library Square
Blue Water Baltimore has planned a special volunteer opportunity just for up to 30 Green Team members at Library Square in celebration of Campus Sustainability Month. For the past several years, Blue Water Baltimore has partnered with McElderry Park and Patterson Park community members on stormwater restoration projects in Library Square. Join your Green  Team colleagues and community members to weed, mulch, plant perennials, and more. Post-work food will be provided! Sign up by Monday, October 23rd

Menstruation Monday
Hopkins Feminists, Students for Environmental Action, Office of Sustainability
Friday, October 30, 11 am - 2 pm
Homewood Campus, The Breezeway
Play a game of trivia to learn more about ways to make your period practices more environmentally friendly. Pick up an organic, cotton, non-applicator tampon. Take a picture at the table and post it to social media to be entered to win one of two Blossom Menstrual Cups.

Environmental Justice Film Screening
Indigenous Students at Hopkins, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Sustainability
Monday, November 6, 6-8 p.m.
Office of Multicultural Affairs Student Lounge
Kick off Culturescape with a screening of the 2017 film “AWAKE: A Dream At Standing Rock” followed by a discussion on the connection between indigenous rights and environmental rights. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.