October is Campus Sustainability Month.

Campus Sustainability Month has five weeks packed with sustainability-focused events, beginning Oct. 2: Waste Management Week, Energy Efficiency Week, Transportation Week, Food Week, and Water Week. 

A few highlights include:

  • Green Power Project: Making Power with Dead Dry Cell Batteries and Organic Materials
    Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Woods Lab room 216
    Two young women from Kenya, Teresia Mwema and Hannah Kihumba, will present their innovative technology that converts cow urine into electricity. 
  • Representation in Sustainability: Energy Equity with Empower Chattanooga
    Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m., Mary Sue Cushman Room at the Women’s Center
    Empower Chattanooga teaches residents low-cost and no-cost ways to reduce their utility bills. Christian Shackelford and Allen Shropshire from green|spaces will give a public talk on their work to bring energy efficiency tips to lower income individuals and communities of color.
  • Bee green: Beeswax Wrap Tutorial for Zero-waste Lifestyle
    Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Social Lodge
    Sustain Leader Melissa Montes leads a tutorial on how to make your own beeswax wrap! What’s a beeswax wrap? It’s a sustainable alternative to cling wrap that helps keep your food fresh without producing excess waste.
  • Representation in Sustainability: Increasing Access to Clean Energy in Communities of Color
    Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m., Mary Sue Cushman Room
    Jason Carney, the only black Tennessean certified to design solar PV, has been working with students of color in the Nashville area to install solar arrays at their high school. All are welcome to this public talk addressing access to clean alternative energy sources in communities of color.
  • Spooky Sustainability
    Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m., Spencer Quad
    Now in its third year, the Spooky Sustainability event will be bigger than ever!