Today’s feature is a Recyclemania giveaway. Remember LIFE University is participating in this eight week long recycling competition. To help reduce waste we’re giving away a pack of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Because a CFL lasts 6 to 10 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb you’ll be reducing waste, and saving time and effort in replacing burnt out bulbs. To enter the giveaway respond to this post by Monday, February 13, 2012 with the phrase “I live a Sustainable LIFE.”
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.