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Club and Market Day

Club and Market Day (has moved to the Upper Gym)

 Who: Students

 What: Office of Sustainability’s RecycleMania Promotion

 When: Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 11-12:30 PM

 Where: Club and Market Day (Upper Gym)

 Why: Bring in a disposable water bottle for recycling and receive a new reusable water bottle.

Supplies are limited so don’t be late!

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Club and Market Day

Club and Market Day

 Who: Students

 What: Office of Sustainability’s RecycleMania Promotion

 When: Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 11-12:30 PM

 Where: Club and Market Day @CelebrationPlaza

 Why: Bring in a disposable water bottle for recycling and receive a new reusable water bottle.

Supplies are limited so don’t be late!

Feature Friday

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.”

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.

Recyclemania

 

Recyclemania Tip:

Newspapers, magazines, and white paper can all be recycled as long as the paper is clean and dry. Plastic wrap, stickers, or rubber bands should be removed, but staples and plastic window envelopes are OK.

RecycleMania trivia question: Paper can be recycled up to _____ times before it is turned into organic waste and breaks down.

Comment on today’s post with the correct answer for a chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability. The winner will by randomly chosen from correct answers submitted by 5 pm (EST) on March 18, 2011. (Note: Prize must be picked up in the Office of Sustainability).

33 days until Earth Day on the Plaza….will you participate?

Making toilet paper at the office

While the article doesn’t give many details, it looks like the White Goat machine turns traditional office paper into toilet paper. In about 30 minutes, the machine converts approximately 40 sheets of office into a fresh roll of toilet paper. The process involves shredding the paper, dissolving it in water, thinning it, drying it and winding the paper around a roll. According to the manufacturers, the White Goat is pricey, retailing at $100,000.  The cost to produce one roll of toilet paper however is cheap at 12¢ per roll.

White Goat machine

Definitely a steal at 12¢ a roll, I wonder how it compares to Charmin or Cottonelle? Can you think of one item that you wouldn’t buy recycled?

Source:  Mother Nature Network

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Meatless Monday: Food for Thought

 

The following is an excerpt from the book “The Ultimate Guide to Greening your Home”.

Making some simple changes to your food buying habits and food choices, can make a significant impact on the environment and your health.  Every food purchase you make is a ‘vote’ on how and where you want your food to be supplied.

This statement makes sense to me and could be applied in variety of situations. But since its Meatless Monday I see it as asking for veggie meals in your favorite restaurant (if they are not currently available). Supply = Demand. If enough patrons ask for a certain type of meal, I’m willing to bet that you will see changes to the menu!

Source: Caelus Consulting

  • Congratulations to Lucia Paolucci winner of Thursday’s Recyclemania giveaway!
  • Countdown to Earth Day: 43 days left…..see you on the Plaza!