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Tables set up at the annual Earth Fest celebration April 22, 2024.

Earth Fest brings attention to environmental protection during Earth Week

Elaina Matricardi, Reporter April 24, 2024

Kent’s Office of Sustainability highlighted ways to protect the environment during their annual Earth Fest on Monday with the help of the Earth Month Committee and Kent Flea & Makers Market. “I...

Ohio EPA visits university with sustainability accolade

Anthony Zacharyasz and Skylar Edington March 20, 2024

Members of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency traveled from Columbus to Kent Tuesday morning to acknowledge the university’s sustainability and environmental efforts, as both short and long term...

A sign on a bin shares details about the university’s recycling system.

How to actually recycle on campus

Alton Northup, Campus Editor March 18, 2024

When making an effort to recycle, not everyone does it right. “Sometimes, people do something that's called ‘wishcycling,’” said Melanie Knowles, the sustainability manager for the university....

Campus Race to Zero Waste event in 2023. (Courtesy of Melanie Knowles)

University kicks off the Campus Race to Zero Waste

Morgan Hoover, Reporter January 27, 2024

The university will begin its 15th annual participation in the Campus Race to Zero Waste Sunday, a nationwide event where students aim to reduce waste across their university. Running from January 28...

Earth Month festivities kick off at Kent State

April 3, 2023

It's officially April, but also Earth Month. At Kent State University, staff and students are collaborating to bring a month full of environment-conscious events. A new art gallery opened Monday...

Earth Fest brings sustainability to Kent State

Joyleah Odom, Reporter April 23, 2022

Music filled the room as eager students floated between tables lined throughout the Student Center’s second floor Tuesday afternoon in celebration of Earth Month. The Office of Sustainability and the...

The Design Innovation Hub’s expected layout. Photo provided by J.R. Campbell. 

Design Innovation Hub pushes toward increased campus sustainability

Theresa Lovrak Reporter February 7, 2020

Intellects, designers and creators will soon have an energy-efficient environment to gather and share resources and expand their knowledge. The Design Innovation Hub (DI Hub) is under construction and...

Winter warm up station provides warmth during cold seasons

Becca Sagaris Health reporter October 27, 2019

Frostbite and hypothermia are two of the most common injuries people suffer from not properly protecting themselves during cold seasons and conditions.Cold conditions include anything that is going to...

Bra Drive provides reused and recycled support for local community

Becca Sagaris Health reporter October 14, 2019

If you walk into the Women’s Center anytime during the month of October, you’re likely to see a bra hanging from the mailbox or off the door handle.“It just makes me laugh,” Director of the Women’s...

Information from Energy Conservation Project Initiatives: 2009 - 2016 and beyond. Energy Cost and Building Improvements. 

Energy reduction methods create green milestone for Kent State

Lydia Taylor November 30, 2016

Kent State lowered the expenses of utilities used to power campus by as much as $1.8 million annually in the past five years by implementing more sustainable, energy conservative systems, according to...

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Kent State named in Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” for first time

Nicholas Hunter November 16, 2016

Kent Goes Green CORRECT FILE from on Vimeo.Kent State has earned a spot on the Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” list for the 2016 issue, according to a university press release Tuesday.This...

Accomodations made to help alternative transportation on campus

Dana Miller October 15, 2015

The Office of the University Architect implemented new signage on the Esplanade this past month to help students using alternative forms of transportation coexist.Melanie Knowles, the manager of sustainability...

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