No Impact Week

The Center for Sustainability and University Wellness Program challenge you to lessen your impact on the environment for one week!Highlights include the Campus Farmer’s Market, Earth Day Celebration and an opportunity to give back.


April 12 – 18, 2015


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How will you lessen your impact on the environment?

Sunday, April 12 – Consumption
Sustainable Solutions Exhibit
Sustainable Solutions gives examples of how our ecological footprint impacts the world and how we can “be green while saving green” by making technology and lifestyle choices for a greener world. The exhibit will be on display all week. Museum 2-5

Sustainability Showcase Exhibit: An Exhibit of the 2014-15 Sustainability Fee Funded Grant Projects
Georgia Southern’s First Annual Sustainability Showcase features the 23 campus sustainability projects funded by the Student Sustainability Fee in FY2015. These projects have helped our Georgia Southern to:

  1. Reduce energy use
  2. Pollute less
  3. Educate the campus and community about sustainability
  4. Produce cleaner water
  5. Support higher biodiversity
  6. Reduce carbon emissions
  7. Develop carbon capture technology, and much, much more!

Come see a solar powered utility cart, new LED lights, interpretive signs for the campus, cutting edge carbon capture technology, and much more.
The exhibit will be on display April 12 – 22, 2015. 1st Floor, Henderson Library

Monday, April 13 – Trash
Activities at the Rotunda 11am – 1pm
No Impact Week Registration will take place all week long. Officially register for No Impact Week for a chance to win a t-shirt.

  1. From Trash Heap to Your Heap: Hands-on Experience: Artist Tom Amettis
    Local artist, Tom Amettis will help you to repurpose trash into art during this hands-on workshop. Drop in to create a masterpiece! – sponsored by the Henderson Library
  2. Informational Exhibits include:
    • Sustainable Forestry class exhibits
    • One More Time exhibit – demonstrating how One More Time merchandise, a company that makes clothing from recyclables, is helping to reduce the material that enters landfills
    • “Sustainable Design in the Healthcare Environment” – A presentation of the social, environmental, and economical benefits of a sustainable healthcare facility design
    • Recycling Incentive Program: Freedom’s Landing GSU Edition – Analyzing and improving the on-campus resident recycling program at Freedom’s Landing
    • Green Ambassadors
    • Plants Pots & Productivity- implementing a pot recycling program at a nursery
    • and more!

Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

Trash to Treasure Workshop
Repurpose used books and other items into beautiful art and useful items. Nina Becton and The Green Ambassadors with some help from the Henderson Library will help you create trash from treasure during this 2 hour casual workshop. Russell Union (Room 2052) 6pm

Tuesday, April 14 – Food
Campus Farmer’s Market
Enjoy a great atmosphere and fresh produce too! Come on over to the Williams Center to see the beautiful home-made, home-grown food, cooking demonstrations, taste testings, and more! New Location: Across from Lakeside Dining Commons 10-1.

No Impact Week Planetarium Celebration
Ice Worlds – Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation

  • 11:30 am – 12 pm
  • 12 – 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm
  • 2 – 2:30 pm
  • 6-6:30 pm
  • 6:30 – 7 pm
  • 7 – 7:30 pm
  • 7:30 – 8 pm

The delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life has been a topic of scientific inquiry for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, we’ll examine the exosystems that exist and thrive there and learn how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we’ll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system. Narrated by two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actress, Emily Watson. Produced by Evans and Sutherland Digital Productions.
Running Time: 25 minutes
Age limit: All ages
All shows at Georgia Southern Planetarium

Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

Wednesday, April 15 – Water
Activities at the Rotunda 11am-1pm

  • Aquatic Ecology Lab: Pick a Bug competition
  • Aquatic species exhibit
  • Sustainable Forestry exhibits
  • Green Ambassadors
  • much more!

Environmental History Poster Session
Presented by Dr. Alexander’s Global Environmental History Class
Carrol Building Foyer 2:30-3:45pm

Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

2nd Annual Ocean Film Festival
A selection of Beneath the Waves films followed by a discussion with a panel of ocean experts from the region. Union Theater 6:30pm

Thursday, April 16 – Transportation
Exhibits and Activities at the Rotunda 11-1 include

  1. Like Your Bike
    Show some love to your human-powered vehicle today! CRI’s Southern Adventures is offering free bike tune-ups @ Russell Union Rotunda 11-1.
  2. Campus Sustainability Walking Tour
    Find out what Sustainable Solutions are in “our own backyard” here on campus.
    Departing from the Union Rotunda at 11:30, 12 and 12:30
  3. Informational Exhibits/Displays include Parking and Transportation, We Car, First Transit, Sustainable Forestry class, Creating a More Sustainable Fleet through Efficient Routing – Using Microsoft Access and GIS relocate coastal resource commission buses in order to maximize load size and reduce miles travelled; Green Ambassadors and more

Ride Your Bike to Campus Day
Check in at the Union Rotunda during 11-1 for free prizes!

Community Bike Ride
Come see what local bike trails are accessible from campus with Southern Adventures. Meet at Union rotunda at 1:00 for a group bike ride around campus and into the community.

Friday, April 17 – Energy
Activities at Rotunda 11-1
Sustainable Campus Tours departing from the rotunda at 11:30, 12 and 12:30
Exhibits include: Phytoremediation an energy saving way to cleaner soils, Sustainable Forestry Class, Green Ambassadors and more

Light up the Night 5k Cure DBA Run/Walk
Join the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Student Association at Georgia Southern University and Team Irelynn for our 1st annual ‘Light Up The Night’ evening 5K family fun run/walk.
5:30pm – onsite registration
6:15pm – Kiddie Fun Run
6:45pm – Kiddie Awards Ceremony
7:15pm – 5K Begins
8:00pm – Awards Ceremony
$20 per runner. This will be a glow in the dark race with glow bands and glow paint and whatever else you can light up with! Glow BIG or glow home! ;)
MC Anderson Park at Georgia Southern University, 2687 Akins Blvd Statesboro, GA 30458
Pre-register here for the race:

Saturday, April 18 – Giving Back
Campus and Community Cleanup
Be TRUE BLUE and help rid our campus and community of garbage. Meet @ Russell Union Rotunda at 9am for supplies and cleanup site assignment.

Spring into Statesboro
Spend your Saturday outside in beautiful downtown as we “Spring into Statesboro.” Participate in the FREE arts and crafts festival, shop for fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market, and enjoy a sidewalk sale on East Main Street. Other activities will include games, a petting zoo, inflatables, food, live music, and more. Join us on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at the Bulloch County Courthouse. For more information contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority at 912-764-7227 or at

Wildlife Center Program

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
Museum, 2-5

Sustainability Showcase
Henderson Library 1st Floor

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