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Recyclemania 2012

 

Once again Life University has joined millions of students across the country by making a difference and participating in the 2012 Recyclemania Tournament. Recyclemania is an 8-week recycling competition endorsed by the America College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment .

Life University will take part in the waste minimization portion of the contest, focusing on overall waste reduction. This will include an educational campaign teaching the campus community to cut waste by placing emphasis on reusing materials and source reduction.

 Stay tuned to the blog for tips on recycling and chances to win prizes as we learn new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Be among the first to receive new posts (and increase your chances to win) by subscribing to A Sustainable Life.

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A FREE clothing swap will be held on Wednesday February 1, 2012 from 9am to 9pm at the LIFE University Treehouse. Donations of clean and folded clothes (men’s, women’s and children’s) will be accepted at the Treehouse on Sundays after 12pm until January 29, 2012. The great thing about this event is that you can donate even if you can’t shop…and shop even if you don’t donate. All clothes that don’t find a good home will be donated to Goodwill after the event. What a win, win opportunity!

Please contact Carly Swift at swifty85c@gmail.com for more details.

Did you know that the environmental footprint of our clothing is alarming. Americans throw away 68 pounds of clothes on average each year, and we only buy 10 pounds of recycled clothes annually.

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Source: Guy D’Alema

Recycling (Infographic)

This infographic was sent to me by subscriber, Bre Matthews. I think it’s interesting how the greenest states are mainly clustered. I wonder if this is because resources are clustered or if bordering states are “pressured and or inspired” to be as green as their neighbors.   What do you think?

Recycling facts, statistics and information infographic

Sooooo this graphic has inspired me to post the first give away of the New Year. After all who doesn’t like trivia (and free stuff).  To enter, simply respond to the following question by leaving a comment.

When did LIFE University’s recycling program begin?

Everyone who responds with the correct answer will be entered in a drawing to win this ECO Bookbound Journal.Entries must be submitted by Friday, January 20, 2011.

Feature Friday

It’s a new year and the perfect time to introduce our newest installment, Feature Friday. On Friday’s A Sustainable LIFE will feature a noteworthy campus event and/or community member. This is an excellent way to learn about what’s happening around campus and to spotlight people who are doing great things. So if you are aware of an event or person that deserves a “shout out” please send an email to Shannan.george@life.edu. We’ll work include your nominated feature and show how everything (or almost everything) can be related to the environment. After all, this is the Office of Sustainability.

LIFE professor Dr. Ted Carrick and LIFE’s Functional Neurology Clinic were featured in a segment addressing a groundbreaking new therapy for concussions on “The Doctors” television series. The segment was entitled “12 Tricks to Save your Life in 2012.”Dr. Carrick is also part of a team of doctors who cared for Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby following his recent concussion.

“The Doctors” is internationally syndicated in the U.S. and Canada. If you missed the show, you can view the segment online on TheDoctorsTV.com. The Office of Sustainability would like to congratulate Dr. Carrick and the Functional Neurology Clinic on this achievement.

Wait for it……..did you know that 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours? I told  you most anything can be related to sustainability.

Toner Recycling Program

The Office of Sustainability would like to thank the Center for Health and Optimum Performance (William Hatton, Camille West) Campus Center for Health and Optimum Performance (Charletta King) and the College of Chiropractic (Eileen Zebrowitz) for their participation in the toner recycling program. They have won a prize for the office to share.  Remember participating in the program is easy as 1, 2, 3….. 

  1. Remove the used cartridge from the printer and place it in the packaging that the new cartridge came in.
  2. Write “used” or “recycle” on the cartridge to be recycled.
  3. Contact the Office of Sustainability for pick-up  (Shannan.george@life.edu or 678-331-4339).

LIFE University CARE Committee Update

Drought tolerant grass

In July, the CARE (Chemical Assessment and Review for the Environment) Committee was formed to review the use or application of landscape, maintenance, and cleaning chemicals on Life University’s campus and to investigate alternative measures.  

 This committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, has been hard at work.  

 Most recently several members of the group visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park and Agnes Scott College to develop community relationships and to share ideas about sustainable landscaping. The take home message from these brainstorming sessions is that sustainable landscaping includes both the limitation of inputs and the development of spaces that are environmentally conscious, emphasize health and longevity, and requires the minimal use of resources such as fertilizers, pesticides, fossil fuels and water.  

 The committee now plans to review each chemical currently used at LIFE and seek possible alternatives, all in an effort to move our community towards A Sustainable LIFE.   We’ll keep you “posted”… 

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Meatless Monday Recap

 

It’s been a year since A Sustainable LIFE embraced Meatless Monday’s so lets recap….

Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.

Why Monday? Well Monday is the beginning of the work week, the day when individuals settle back into a weekly routine. You also have a scheduled recurring reminder to start your week off on a nutritious note. In my case, I can do one day a week. You have to start somewhere, right?

When we started I had a hard time finding meatless meals but once I opened my mind and my palate to new options I began to look forward to Monday’s. Fast forward and couple of months and I became pregnant. Between cravings, heart burn and morning sickness,  Meatless Mondays or any sort of pre-arranged meals was out of the question. Now that the baby is here…she continues to play a big role in what I eat (or when/if I eat). But with proper planning I think I can once again give Meatless Monday’s a try.

So each Monday A Sustainable Life will offer meat-free recipes, reviews, nutrition and health news. I’ll also chronicle my journey towards healthier eating habits. So please join me for Meatless Mondays. Send your comments and favorite recipes to help others in their quest towards wellness.

Source: Meatless Monday.com

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Not Quite Wordless Wednesday

IM BACKKKKKKKKKK! I have returned from maternity leave and I hope that you missed reading my posts as much as I’ve missed writing them!

 

Source: ConservationBytes

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