Dr. Linda Ramey, associate director, office of sustainability recently received Honorable Mention in the Journal of Sustainability 2014 SNAP Awards!

The Sustainability Now and Powerful (SNAP) competition is an annual national project of the Journal of Sustainability Education to recognize efforts of leaders in the field of sustainability who are making a difference in their area.

Dr. Ramey was nominated by Cathy Sayer, former Director of Community Service Learning her work with the Campus Community Gardens, including the Garden for the Senses revitalization.

The last three years the Campus Community Garden has supplied hundreds of pounds of fresh, organically-grown produce to support area food pantries.

So many changes with sustainability on campus!

Fall is in full swing so be sure you get outside and enjoy the beauty of our natural areas including our 200 acres of Woods. Share your best pix with us at

So many Sustainability changes on campus!

As of August 31st, Mr. Hunt Brown retired as the Director for the Office of Sustainability. We will miss Hunt's dedication to sustainability but in the spirit of sustainability here at WSU, we will continue to Green our campus.

We will also miss the WSU Campus Community Garden. Last Friday afternoon several students volunteered for a "USGBC Green Apples, Green Schools" event helped clear the garden of the produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and kale. This harvest will be the last donation of fresh produce made this year to the Dayton Food Pantry. Over a hundred pounds of organically grown vegetables have been donated this year.

There will be several other opportunities to help with sustainability projects like the "Make a Difference Day" project at the Ruskin School Learning Garden later in October.

You may not realize that the Garden has been privately funded for the last two years out of Dr. Ramey's "Gifts of Inspiration" funds. The intern who tended the garden for the last 19 months, Lindsey Millsaps, was also funded from the same monies. Lindsey has now also departed for England to study Ornithology for the next 10 months. We will also miss Lindsey and wish her the very best in her studies abroad.

Best of luck to both Hunt and Lindsey!

As you watch the Pedestrian/Bike Bridge construction across I-675, also watch for more information about the possibility for a Bike Trail Connector to and around campus.

WSU Sustainability Welcomes 2014-15!

WSU Sustainability Welcomes 2014-15!

As you arrive or return to campus this for the start of Fall Semester 2014, be sure you look around campus.

Look around as you come on to campus and as you walk from class to class. In addition to even more recycle containers around campus, we now have 2 Zip Cars.



And two new charging stations for EV's (electric vehicles) in 2 locations.

So look around, check out what's taking place on campus. Watch the progress of the new buildings going up. Take time this fall to take a relaxing hike on one of the many trails in our beautiful two hundred acres of Woods that are right on campus.


One good way for you to have your own adventures is to Get Involved! Join a club, make new friends, do community service projects. Be sure to let us know what other Green Initiatives you'd like to see on campus and let us know:




August is Here and We're Overgrowin!

We're just getting past the middle of the growing season and all our veggies and fruits are ready to be picke! We've donated everything from cucumbers, potatoes, watermelons, tomatoes, and kale to the Dayton Good Neighbor House Food Pantry: a grand total of 100 pounds of produce!

Volunteers are always welcome. If you're interested in helping us harvest, donate veggies, or weed the garden feel free to e-mail our sustainability intern Lindsey at

If you have any questions for the Dayton Good Neighbor House you can call them at (937) 224-3003 or visit them at 627 East First Street Dayton, Ohio 45402.

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Have You Noticed Our New Signs?

Image of SignThat's right, one of our front beds is filled with plants generously donated by Chartwells here on campus. They will be tending to the garden throughout the season and in honor of that we had new signs made for them. The garden itself is starting to really pick up and we'll be making our first donations very soon.

Donations just don't go to the pantry here on campus, but to the Dayton Food Pantry as well.

If you know of another pantry in the Fairborn area of would like to donate some food yourself, send us an e-mail. Also, let us know if you'd like to donate any plants or volunteer for our de-weeding event at:


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Sustainability Events

Montgomery County Food Summit

November 7, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Register now for the Nov. 7th Montgomery County Food Summit. Hosted by Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition, University of Dayton's Sustainability, Energy and the Environment Program and Growing Power Initiative, and Partners for the Environment Food Team Connecting Producers to Consumers:
~ From our our tables
~ Focusing on solutions for local food distribution

University of Dayton River Campus, Meyer Room 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio

This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided.

Download the flyer for more details.

Food Justice Film screening

October 15, 2014
7:00 p.m.

The Garden Station in downtown Dayton are promoting upcoming Food Justice Film screening at the Dayton International Peace Museum on October 15 at 7:00 pm.

Land & Freedom: Talking Food Systems
Visiting local gardens, farmers markets, and other fresh food projects in San Diego's diverse urban neighborhoods, Land & Freedom speaks with residents that are taking advantage of the city's reformed urban agriculture ordinances. Residents are finding alternatives to a food system that has historically distressed low income communities. Residents are eating healthier with produce they've grown themselves, using community gardens like they would use parks, and displaying respect for the neighborhoods they live in. Still, many people continue to struggle with the lack of affordable fresh produce readily available within neighborhoods and other resources to improve their lives.

About filmmaker:
Brian Myers, a video producer with the Media Arts Center San Diego, works with under-served communities to document the voice of local community members for the Speak City Heights multimedia collaborative. As a media justice activist he works on a variety of independent media projects for community groups, such as May Day Workers Film Festival, and other organizations focused on social justice. 

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