The holiday season is officially in full-swing. While this is a very joyous time of year for most, it is also not difficult to get overwhelmed in the hustle and bustle between attending and/or hosting various events and gatherings, and of course the duty of SHOPPING to find the best for those on your list this year. With all that goes on this time of year it can be easy to forget about our “green” habits and unfortunately studies show this to be the most wasteful time of year in the United States. We have a great article coming up next week on all you …
A few exciting additions to the University of Rochester’s recycling program have recently been implemented around the River Campus. The first is a “Package Reuse Station” at the Campus Post Office in Todd Union, open to all students or staff who use the post office. This station houses clean reusable materials such as: bubble wrap, packing peanuts, cardboard pieces, paper, clips and other useful items for assembling outgoing packages. Materials are donated from incoming packages and are then available for use in outgoing packages. The station offers a more environmentally friendly option to handle your mailing needs and materials are available free of charge! Campus …
During this collegiate football season, more than 85 schools across the nation took on the challenge to collect cans and bottles, cardboard, food waste and more from the tailgate areas, stadium seating and concessions during at least one home game. Schools measured and reported their results along with game attendance for ranking in five categories; Waste Minimization Champion (Least amount of waste generated per attendee), Diversion Rate Champion (Highest combined recycling and composting rate), Greenhouse Gas Reduction Champion (Greenhouse gas emissions prevented by diverting waste), Recycling Champion (Highest recycling per attendee) and organics Reduction Champion (Highest organics recovery per attendee).
More than just a competition, …
GreenSpace’s 3rd Annual Recycle the Runway is just around the corner.
The event is FREE!
WHAT: a fashion show that showcases recyclable and reused materials made into fabulous outfits
WHEN: 11/16/13 @ 5PM
WHERE: River Level, Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester
PRIZES: gift cards to Owl House, Tap and Mallet, Aja Noodle!! & cupcakes from GetCaked!
HOW: sign up yourself or a team up (for $8) HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kTgHCPwyBA3akIFlv5Kvtd2zXe3QHkhtradhI3RXGHI/viewform
GUEST PERFORMANCES by Trebellious, D’Motions, No Jackets Required, Parklot Shuttle, the Strong Jugglers & more!
Co-Sponsored by SigEp, Campus Activities Board, Grassroots, Douglass Leadership House
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Divide and conquer! The EcoReps of have taken this popular quote to heart and have decided to divide their efforts and creativity into five committees all dedicated to working towards the same goal: a more sustainable community in the University of Rochester. But what exactly is an EcoRep, you may ask? An EcoRep is a freshman student that applied to take on the responsibility of making sure their freshman floor and the University campus are educating in and practicing sustainability.
To make this task more manageable and effective the EcoReps have split into five committees: Food, Recycling, Energy, Communications and Auxiliary. Recently, the food committee …