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SFA's 2014 - 2015 Sustainable Events:

Green is the New Black Fashion Show

Come one, come all to this Fall's Fashion show!

October 15th, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM you, your friends, and your family can all come and experience SFA's annual environmental-friendly, recycling fashion show! Admission is one piece of denim per person.

This year, entries feature Halloween costumes constructed from recycled materials.

Screening of COWSPIRACY

Please join us in the screening of COWSPIRACY, Monday, April 27th at 7:00pm in the BPSC Movie Theatre.

Come and learn about the environmental impacts on our livestock and farms and how we can prevent factory impact on our planet and promote global sustainability!

Sustainability Seminar with A&M's Kelly Wellman

Please join us on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 2:30pm - 3:45pm for a special discussion on the Aggie Green Fund - from creation to implementation.

There will be free refreshments! So come and stop by to see how A&M has evolved and how get tips on how to make SFA a greener campus!

Horticulture Fundraiser - Haunted House Tour

On the nights of October 30 and October 31st from 8:30pm-12:00am prepare yourself for a frightening in the arboretum (behind the agriculture bldg).

Tickets will be sold for $2 for Students ($3 General Public). This event is kid friendly, just a little creepy, but that is the spirit of Halloween!

Be sure to check out the Arboretum on campus during the day-time as well; the Fall colors are gorgeous this time of year!

Dining in the Dark

Sponsored by ODK and SFA Dining, this semester's Dining in the Dark theme is !!! On October 30, 2014, the Student Center Dining Hall (SC) will be decorated for this fun Halloween event from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Please stop by for Dining in the Dark to help SFA to be more sustainable by dining without much electricity.

We hope to see you there!

Campus Sustainability Fest

This year, SFA's Campus Sustainability Day is being celebrated from 10:00am-2:00pm on October 15th. There will be acoustic music, booths promoting sustainability on SFA's campus, and multiple other organizations pitching in to make a difference (below). Student organizations sign up for a booth by emailing Campus Rec's Steven Whitman at

Join in the fun! Showcase your group's efforts toward sustainability!


Recycle Drive from 10:00am-2:00pm on Raguet St. by the Ferguson Bldg.

Please feel free to bring and drop off your:

SFA Dining

Cooking Demonstrations will take place on campus to teach and show students how to cook and eat sustainably and healthy.

This free event will take place from 11:30am-1:00pm and will be split up into 30 minute rotations in the Spirit Lounge.

Dream Builders

Cardboard Day from 4:30pm-6:00am (overnight into 10/16) by Surfin' Steve

This event was created to bring awareness to the homelessness in Nacogdoches. Students and Nacogdoches citizens are encouraged to come out to donate cardboard and make houses out of cardboard! Donations are always accepted.

SFA Dining's Lean and Green Panel Discussion

You're invited to join us for Vegetarian Awareness Panel Discussion at 5:30 pm in Regents Suite B.

Hear Eddie Garza of the Humane Society speak with SFA professors and others.

Yes, there will be FREE FOOD!!

It's SFA Dining's Lean and Green Panel Discussion October 1st at 5:30pm! Don't miss it!


Congratulations, Lumberjacks! We did it! This semester, ALL to-go containers are ECO-TO-GO!!! No more styrofoam for SFA students. This is a huge step for SFA's gradual shift towards a more sustainable campus!

For more information on Eco-To-Go, check out SFA Dining.

Check out this link for more information on SFA Dining Sustainability.

National Green Week 2015

National Green Week is an annual, national event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects, or activities between the first week in February and the and of Earth Month (April).

Kick off is February 2nd and runs until May 1, 2015! Just do what you can for the Earth, and keep thinking green!

Bike Texas

On September 18th from 3:30-4:30, Nacogdoches met with a guest speaker who spoke about encouragement of bike routes and more sidewalks for Texas cities.

This is a very helpful step in potentially getting more bike paths or even bike lanes all around Texas to help cut back on fuel emissions and help to stop contributing to the carbon footprint that grows larger every day.

People's Climate Justice Walk

On Sunday, September 21 Nacogdoches took to the streets in solidarity with the People's Climate March. The walk began at TJR elementary school at 3:00. The Walk will ended at the pavilion at Pecan Park where the participants were greeted with a speaker and music.

Wellness Fair

SFA's Wellness Fair will be held in the Grand Ballroom this year on November 12th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Get prepared to learn about health, wellness, and how to better yourself. There are also FREE massage chairs at this event, so take some time to come out, relax, and enjoy learning about a healthy lifestyle.

TEAM's Recycle Days

It's back again! TEAM is setting up dates for Recycle Days where you can bring your recyclables and help make this a greener campus.


more dates TBD


- Paper (loose-leaf papers, etc.)

- Cardboard (boxes)

- Plastic (water bottles, etc.)

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

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