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Campus Conservation Nationals 2015: How low can you go?

“The Residence Green Life Committee wants to know: “HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? Not for the limbo, but energy usage! Campus Conservation Nationals is taking place in the 11 Residence Halls at UWGB. Each building will compete to reduce the most energy usage and commit the most to energy saving habits at http://buildingdashboard.net/uwgb/#/uwgb. Winning buildings will receive reusable water bottles and grocery totes. The meter readings start TODAY and continue until April 10th. Good luck and may the meter be ever in your favor!”

Find current updates from the Residence Green Life Committee on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ResidenceGreenLifeCommittee

Recyclemania Week 5: We recycled 5.41 lbs per capita!

The results for Week 5 are in: UW-Green Bay recycled 5.41 lbs per capita during that week and placed well in the field. Here are the complete rankings:

Recyclemania Week 5 Results

Recyclemania Week 5 Results

Find the complete ranking at http://recyclemaniacs.org/scoreboard/participating-schools/list?node_id=43126.

 

 

 

“Green Fire” on screen for free, March 3rd at the Christie

The film will be shown at the Christie Theatre in the Union at 7pm, March 3rd. Join for free! Popcorn will be served for free as well. Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4edMwhmRvzo.

The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs at UW-Green Bay.

Questions? Contact Ashley Heath (heatha@uwgb.edu ) or Rachel Russell (russellr@uwgb.edu).

Join Campus Car Share for $1 – Spring Promotion

Promotional Information from Enterprise

Bring on Spring! Join Enterprise CarShare for $1*

Enterprise CarShare is excited to invite you to join an exclusive car sharing program on your campus. We have dedicated parking spots on campus with a variety of vehicles that are available 24/7 for running errands or visiting friends. Our low, hourly rate includes fuel and damage/liability protection, plus you only have to be 18 years* or older to rent! For a limited time, join for only $1* and enjoy rates starting at $5 per hour!

Once you’re a member, car sharing is easy:

  • Log in and reserve the vehicle you want.
  • Use your membership card to unlock the car and go!
  • Return the vehicle in the designated spot you got it from.

Join now and receive this exclusive deal by entering SPRING in the application’s promo field.

Learn more at http://www.enterprisecarshare.com/join [scroll down to the section for universities to find UW-Green Bay] or contact Enterprise at info@enterprisecarshare.com.

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Promotion valid through March 15th. See details.

Terms & Conditions: Offer expires 3/15/15 for Enterprise CarShare University programs only. Offer includes $1 application fee and waived first-year membership fee. $5 rates valid 7 days a week on all vehicles through 3/15/15. Offer cannot be transferred, applied to previous rentals or balances owed or other fees, charges and has no actual cash value or surrender value. Must meet Enterprise CarShare membership qualifications. Students 18-20 years old must provide a valid .edu email address and complete our online Parental Acknowledgment Form. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Taxes, fees, and other restrictions may apply. New applicants only. Enterprise CarShare and Enterprise is a trademark of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2014 Enterprise CarShare F02378

1 through 7, Recycling Heaven! Things just got easier…

From today on all plastic bottles and containers are accepted in our single stream recycling. Wether yoghurt cups, milk bottles, or fruit containers, all go into the blue bin in your dorm room, and into the blue container outside. Thanks to Brown County Recycling for sharing their recylcing guide with us! Please pay attention to which items cannot be recycled in the single stream bins and see the photos attached and their website at http://www.recyclemoretricounty.org/

How to recylce plastic

How to recylce plastic

How to recylce paper

How to recylce paper

How to recylce metal

How to recylce metal

How to recylce glass

How to recylce glass

 

 

Join the thrifty Super Swap on February 11+12!

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Eco U goes apparel! Alumni Christine Engler ’10 designed this cool Eco U shirt. Maybe it’ll show up at the Super Swap?

It’s a Clothing and Household Swap!

Think green and recycle your unused and unwanted items by swapping with other students and employees at UW-Green Bay. Bring your clean clothing in good to excellent condition (all sizes, including children), smaller, working household items such as kitchen or decoration items, smaller sports- or toy- related items, or anything else that can be transported by foot or car back to the new owner’s home.

Clean out your closets and bring your clean stuff in good shape to Phoenix A and B from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Then come back from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, to pick out stuff to take home. All items must be removed by 4 p.m. on Thursday. Sponsored by Pride Center and SGA.

Source: Log e-news, Vol. 46, No. 73, Jan. 20, 2015

USDA Soil Scientist Joins ‘Dirt! The Movie’ Dec-7 on Campus

USDA soil scientist will join us for ‘Dirt! The Movie’
The iPat environmental film series resumes with “Dirt! The Movie” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Christie Theatre. The filmlooks at man’s relationship with dirt, and the connection that has been lost over time. After the screening, guest speaker Phil Meyer, area resource soil scientist for USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, will lead the discussion. The iPat Film Series (impact = population * affluence * technology) is sponsored by PEAC, The Center for Public Affairs, and the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs. All showings are free and open to the public, with free popcorn, to boot.

Find more information on Sustainability events here: http://www.uwgb.edu/sustainability/participate/event-schedule.asp

Enterprise CarShare Special Membership Offer Extended!

Our friends at Enterprise have extended the membership offer and discounted hourly rate! Register today and drive away with savings. Promo Code: Fall2014_2

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Welcome Back to Eco U!

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Welcome back to returning students and welcome to our incoming freshman and transfer students! Over the summer our sustainability team was working on updating our campus sustainability website. It’s now ‘gone live’ and you can check it out for yourselves – a one-stop shop for finding information on: sustainability efforts on campus; info on degrees, classes and faculty working in the field; events with a green tinge; and, much more! Check it out HERE.

Your first opportunity to learn more about being green is checking out the documentary “Disruption”, Sunday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., University Union, Christie Theatre.

We look forward to a great academic year and working together across campus – students, faculty and staff – to keep our campus moving towards enhancing and improving our sustainability efforts.

CIT Goes Pro in Recycling

 

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It’s not the holiday season just yet, but the Computing & Information Technology (CIT) elves were busy over the summer replacing 567 (yes, really!) total pieces of computer hardware – desktops, laptops and monitors. When you have purchased a computer for yourself, you may remember the copious amounts of packing materials. Cardboard boxes, Styrofoam around everything, plastic bags around cords, connectors and installation DVDs – it adds up to a lot of materials. Now magnify your one purchase by 567 and you’ll get an idea of the volume of ‘stuff’ CIT was generating with their unpacking.

Although the cardboard has been recycled for many years, this is the first year that the plastic bags, plastic film and Styrofoam went to a recycler instead of the landfill. With the new plastic film recycling program started in Spring 2014, and with help from the Environmental Management and Business Institute’s John Arendt to find a home for the hallway of Styrofoam, this year the vast majority of the packaging was recycled! “I never realized how much waste we produced from computer packaging until we put it all in one place,” said Ryan Ledvina, computer inventory and allocations manager.

ACH Foam of Fond du Lac made the trip up to campus to collect the Styrofoam and helped us keep the material out of the landfill. The recycling process at ACH Foam either grinds the material to be reused in new expanded polystyrene (EPS) materials or it is processed into a resin for making products such as garden furniture, coat hangers and crown molding.

Just in case you wondered where the replaced computers and monitors end up, they are either used to upgrade existing public and student workstations or made available to purchase through our on-campus surplus program. You can get an HP desktop with Windows 7 for $100 (2010 models) or $150 (2011 models), as well as 2011 21.5” iMacs ($400) and Gateway 19” widescreen monitors ($15). Visit the Surplus website to learn more and keep the recycling and reuse going strong!

Big shout out to the CIT staff for taking the initiative to collect and manage the packaging waste for recycling!