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Campus Beautification Day 2014

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Campus Beautification Day 2014| April 22 (Rain Date April 23)

4/21/2014 11AM - CBD WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

This year we will be celebrating our 21st Campus Beautification Day (CBD) on April 22nd during Earth Month. You can register for CBD at the flag pole area opposite MGC entrance on the Quad starting at 8:00 am on the day of the event. CBD is a university tradition which incorporates campus beautification and sustainability goals. The most important aspect of the day however is building and strengthening the AU community through bringing together staff, faculty, students, and neighbors. CBD features a sustainability theme and our planned activities highlight AU's commitment to greening the campus.

Wear comfortable clothing and we will supply the rest (gloves, water, T-shirt, and team leaders to guide you in participating in the various activities). The gardening activities wrap up at noon at the CBD BBQ in the amphitheater. Campus Beautifiers will all be qualified to be entered to win a raffle prize at the BBQ!

Activities @ the Event

You can register on the day of the event to particpate in the activities listed below. Registration tables will be on the quad by the flag pole, Tenley campus, and Brandywine. We also encourage volunteers to tweet throughout the day and connect with your fellow AU peers #BeautifyAU.


  • McDowell landscape  

  • Hughes Rain Garden Planting

  • Beeghly landscape – natural stone walk, eradication of English Ivy invasive, new planting and mulching 

  • Beeghly herb garden enhancement

  • Katzen planting – infill and mulching 

  • Amphitheater planting – boulders 

  • Cassell planting infill (back garden area) and mulching 

  • Spiritual Garden mulching

  • Cherry Grove at East Quad infill planting 

  • Founder's Garden (SIS) planting

  • L/A Quad mulching 

  • Library (McKinley side)  

  • Kreeger planting – Part II 

  • Rockwood, Public Safety, Jack Child's garden clean up/mulching 

  • Jacob's and Reeve's Field mulching 

  • Costume Shop landscape upgrades 

  • Community Garden project

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  • Brandywine
  • MGC Apiary Planting


Bring Your Own (reusable water) Bottle!

Tap water is locally sourced, cheaper, and does not produce plastic waste. There is a strong movement on campus to ban bottled water. Bring your own reusable water bottle on Campus Beautification Day and help us reach our Zero Waste goal! Water coolers will be provided on the day of the event at designated sites.

Surplus Electronics

Electronic Waste Drive

Got personal electronic equipment?

Do you have a pile of electronics at home you’re not using? Outdated laptops, cell phones, cameras, cords, floppy disks, used ink cartridges, and more? We have an answer! AU will be hosting its quarterly E-Waste Drive on the Quad, April 22nd from 8am-11:30am. Bring your personal electronics cluttering your space to the Quad. All electronics will be recycled or reused and diverted from landfill. To see a complete list of items you can bring, please check out our website:

Got AU owned electronic equipment?

If you have AU owned electronics you no longer need that are ready for pick up, you must send a request to

Zero Waste Event CBD

@ the Amphitheater

From noon to 2:00pm, AU will provide a free lunch near the Amphitheater for our volunteers. We will also be celebrating various events during lunch so be sure to come out!




  • Free BBQ Lunch! Vegetarian options will be provided. This event will be a zero waste event.
  • 6th year of Tree Campus USA
  • Meet AU's new and outgoing Student Government President
  • Raffle Time! Win a prize!


AU Grad Practicum Celebrates Wilderness 50th Anniversary!

Join the SOC Graduate practicum class as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. There will be a table by the registration desk with more information. Help us celebrate this monumental year by participating in our create your own trail mix, wilderness trivia, and photo-booth. Tell us what wilderness means to you! It will be an exciting event with lots of goodies and giveaways!