The Earth Day Fair on Old Main Plaza in the heart of the historic campus is a highlight of ECO Week. In its third year, the fair features a wide range of exhibitors, including student organizations, local nonprofits and businesses, sharing information about their environmental programs, responsible stewardship of natural resources and emerging "green" trends. Mississippi State academic departments also share information their sustainability-related research activities.
For more information about ECO Week and Earth Day 2011, please contact Nisreen Cain, Jeremiah Dumas, or Liz Kazal.
We welcome everyone to be part of our ECO week. There is many ways you could participate:
- Pledge to a more sustainable future.
- Participate in the Earth Day fair with your organization, company, or college.
- Volunteer to help throughout the week.
- Share your songs, dances, performances during the Earth Day fair.
- Sponsor the event (see details below)
- **** Show your support to local event by donating for a cause. You'll get a Limited Edition Earth Day 2011 T-shirt!
Earth Day: “A Billion Acts of Green” by Dept of Geosciences MSU
- Meatless Monday at Perry, MSU Campus (Aramark)
- Vegan Meals at Templeton, MSU Campus (Aramark)
- Movie Night: Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home at the Dawg House at 6:00PM (Green Starkville)
- Bike/Walk to School (Starkville In Motion): Ride from downtown to the Union. Meet at 7:15 AM at the corner of Wilson Street and Lampkin Street--across the street from the First United Methodist Church.
- Vegan demo at Perry, MSU Campus (Aramark)
- Vegan Meals at Templeton, MSU Campus(Aramark)
- Together we can do better! Invited talks at the Dawg House @ Noon- 1PM (Bring your lunch!)
- Starkville In Motion talk about biking/walking, sidewalks and other happenings in Starkville (Noon at the Dawg House)
- Green Starkville talk about recycling and sustainability
- Container Gardening Demo (Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi & Students for Sustainable Campus) at 2:00PM in front of the Bakery on the MSU campus.
- Vegan Meals at Templeton, MSU Campus (Aramark)
- Dine in the Dark at Templeton, MSU Campus(Aramark)
- Everyday is Earth Day pledge wall at Perry, MSU
- Round Table discussion 11AM-3PM Fountain Bakery Lawn (Students for Sustainable Campus. Come up and get talking about what matters to you when it comes to sustainability and the environment, or what doesn't matter.
- Vegan Meals at Templeton, MSU Campus
- Cake Walk (Earth Day Birthday cupcakes/cookies) at Perry, MSU [Donations go to the Friends of the Noxabee Refuge]
*** Students for Sustainable Campus will have Earth Day t-shirts at the event.
Some of our participants:
MSU Department of Geosciences/ Dunn-Seiler MuseumThe Department of Geosciences will have information on our programs of study, which focus on Earth sciences. The Dunn-Seiler Museum in the department is sponsoring a contest to increase awareness among students about the environmental damage caused by plastic water bottles. We encourage students to drink from recyclable containers, and to submit an entry for the best use of plastic water bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills. Winning submissions will be displayed at our Geosciences table.MSU Society of American Foresters Student Chapter4-County Electric Power Association
Flyers on energy efficiency and energy savings, proper tree placement for ulility safetyGulf States - A NUCOR CompanyWe are the nations largest recycler. We are always looking for ways to produce our product in a more environmentally friendly manner. Furthermore, we try to find unique ways to take care of our environment. We'll have lots of giveaways: USB Drives, Water Bottles, Pens, Handouts on our sustainability efforts, Handouts on our recycling programs.Friends of Noxubee RefugeWe will have brochures available with information about Friends of Noxubee Refuge and Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and maps available for Noxubee Refuge. Members will be available to visit with visitors and answer questions about how to get to the Refuge, and what facilities and activities are available there. Newsletters for both FoNR and NNWR with information about current activities; information on canoeing, fishing, hiking, bird-watching, etc. at the Refuge; maps with instructions for getting to the Refuge, and for locating the Visitor Center and hiking trails, etc.Environmental Economics & Management (MSU major)We will use this opportunity to make more students aware of our undergraduate major in Environmental Economics & Management, which focuses on studying environmental issues from a policy and economics perspective. We will have introductory brochures, Curriculum sheets, pens.Oktibbeha Audubon Society
Flock to Audubon
Bird Feeding Basics
Connecting People to Nature
How to have a Healthy GardenUS Army Corps of EngineersProvide general information of on going mitigation projects, environmental stewardship, becoming a park ranger, and watersafety. Handouts to include project wide specific informational brochures and maps. In addition water safety materials and gifts will be provided.MSU Student Chapter ASLAThe ASLA Student Chapter would like to provide information about how Landscape Architect students are learning and practicing sustainability in small to large scale projects. Projects will be on display, as well as information about how the projects connect to sustainability in the community.Golden Triangle Sierra ClubInformation about sustainable living and the Sierra ClubStarkville in MotionDistributing information about Starkville in Motion as well as discussing bike/ped issues. Brochures on how to get involved with SIM, bike safety, and a guide to the self-guided arts walk. We may have free reusable water bottles.The Wayne Ammons Group, LLC
Mission Statement: The Wayne Ammons Group, LLC is dedicated to a sustainable corporate concept of linked prosperity by representing the finest quality products and services with a continued commitment to promoting business practices that respect the earth and the environment.
Tri-Fold Brochure on Eco Smart's product line.
Flyer on Green Planet Company's products and servicesStarkville Electric & TVA
Handouts to include:
Green Power--information on participating in the Green Power program
Energy Evaluations--To help customers learn energy-saving tips"Green StarkvilleInformation about recycling in Starkville. Reusing recyclables demos such as how to make a bird feeder from old CD cases. We will collect used cell-phone. Will give away Earth Day Every Day coloring books for kids!Gaining Grounds Sustainability Institute of MississippiInformation about sustainable choices in MS, handouts, and demos.Mississippi SolarEnergy Saving Tips & InfoStarkville Community MarketInformation about the upcoming community market.MSU EcoCARThe MSU EcoCAR team would set up a booth to inform the public about our team, our car, hybrid technology in general, as well as the competition that the team is currently participating in: 'EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge'.We are competing in a 3 year long competition and currently in the latter part of Year 3. We won 1st Overall in the Year 2 portion of Competition and we hope that this summer, at the Final Competition, we'll do that well again. We usually have talks/presentations regarding hybrid technology in general, our car's specific hybrid technology, and how that technology has and will have a positive affect on our society now, and in the future. We hope to also have the car available for show at the Fair (if that is allowable for the space). If it is allowed, the car will be there for at least a portion of the Fair, if not the entire time.We do have a brochure to handout which reinforces our message to the public about how advanced technology in alternative and sustainable fuels can positively affect the world we live in and the society we interact in.Mississippi Development Authority
If you are interested in participating in Earth Day fair, please fill out this form.
Please note that this year we'll not be providing any tables or chairs, we appreciate it if you could bring your own. Tents have also proven worthy last year with a super beautiful sunny weather.
In case, you can't manage to bring your own tables or chairs, we will do our best to assist you. We would love to have you all participate, and a few tables and chairs won't stop the show!
We are welcoming all sponsorships at this time. Sponsors donating $500+ will have their logos on the t-shirt we're printing and giving away for the event. Sponsorships to this event will be used to cover the expense of ECO week; any additional sponsorship money will be given away to the local schools for their recycling and environmental education program and to the MSU student sustainability group.
Group/organization sponsorships and individual donations are all tax exempt.
Earth Guardian: $700+
Earth Protector: $400+
Earth Supporter: $250-$499
Earth Advocate: under $250