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SFA's 2013 - 2014 Sustainable Events:

Earth Day/Earth Month

Campus Rec is coordinating Earth Day/Month festivites alongside SFA Gardens,

The theme this year is Making Waves for a Sustainable Campus

Earth Day Festival

Hosted by Campus Rec and SFA Gardens

Saturday, April 5th from 10:00am-2:00pm, at the Native Plant Center about a block North of campus, there will be an SFA plant sale and other fun activities!

If you would like to sign up for a booth, please contact the Rec Center or SFA Gardens.

Dining in the Dark - ODK

Coordinated with SFA Dining, ODK is hosting another Dining in the Dark!

Thursday, April 10, get ready for a Star Wars themed night in BOTH the East College Cafe and Student Center Cafe!

TEAM's Reduce, Reuse, RAVE!

On April 24th in Pecan Park, TEAM will be putting on a Recycleable Rave called Reduce, Reuse, RAVE! There will be music, fun, and green products used for lighting.

This will begin at around 7:00.

We're currently wrapping up the details, but we'll have a more on the exciting events soon!


Do you ever catch yourself grabbing lunch or dinner to-go and eating in the comfort of your dorm? Are you interested in a more sustainable campus? Are you looking to reduce your styrofoam waste? Then eco to-go is perfect for you!

You can STILL sign up for the Eco to-go trials happening right now on campus! There is NO COST to participate.

For more information on Eco-To-Go, check out Campus Dish.

Check out this link for more information on Campus Dining's Sustainable Efforts.

Contact Brigid Gregory for further information, or to sign up for Eco-To-Go Trials, at

Hunger Jacks - Food Recovery Network at SFA

Hunger Jacks is a group who assist in the alleviation of hunger in the Nacogdoches area by collecting and donating food from campus to local food pantries. They work alongside SFA Dining to donate cooked, but unused food.

All are welcomed and encouraged to assist!

To learn more about Hunger Jacks, visit their Facebook page, Hunger Jacks - Food Recovery Network at SFA

Recycle Drop Off Days

TEAM is sponsoring On Campus Recycle Drop Off Days at SFA

They will be collecting your recyclables all month.

Drop off days are the last Thursday of every month from 11:00am-1:00pm:

Drop off your recyclables to the table in the center of campus between the Ferguson Bldg. and the McKibben Education Bldg. at the dead end of Raguet St.

Prizes will be given to recyclers - everyone dropping off recycles has a chance to win!

For more information, go to Facebook: The Environmental Awareness Movement or check AXES under "E" for Environmental Awareness Movement, The


Recyclemania is a National recycling contest NOW - March 29th.

SFA students are collecting YOUR:

Brigid Gregory has volunteered to upload our total weights toward the contest!

Ways to report:

Let's pool our resources to be competitive in this nationwide contest!

For more information about Recyclemania, please see

Go Greek, Go Green

Hosted by T.E.A.M (The Environmental Awareness Movement)

The 2013-2014 "Go Greek, Go Green" competition will begin March 1st and end April 1st. T.E.A.M will be collecting cans throughout the month of March and the greenest Fraternity or Sorority will win a customized prize!

Entry is $20 per Greek organization.

Only collecting aluminum cans

Can drop-off days (6-7 pm):

Its Fraternity agains Fraternity and Sorority agaisnt Sorority, resulting in TWO winners!

The award ceremony will be April 19th.

For more information, contact TEAM's President, Jeremy Niederheiser at

Nacogdoches Naturally

Nacogdoches Naturally is sponsored by SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center and funded through a More Kids in the Woods Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Forest Service. Activities are designed to increase knowledge of forest ecology and the importance of forests in our lives, encourage participation in healthy outdoor physical activities, and cultivate an enhanced connection to nature.

Programs Offered:

Family Outdoor Adventure - Monthly weekend events for families
After SChool Outdoor Adventure Program - weekly programs during the school year serving the Boys and Girls Club of Nacogdoches and Raguet Elementary
SFA Pineywoods Camp - Summer day camps for youth 4-15 years of age

For more information about Nacogdoches Naturally, call Kerry Lemon, project director at 936-468-5586 or email her at