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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.

Dates

April 12 – 18, 2015

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How will you lessen your impact on the environment?

Sunday, April 13 – 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 pm
Monday, April 14 – Trash

Activities at the Rotunda 11am-1pm

No Impact Week Registration. Officially register to receive your t-shirt.

Informational Exhibits include items made from repurposed wine bottles, beer bottles, wine corks, homemade laundry detergent, Sustainable Forestry class exhibit, Interior Design class exhibits: LEED and Sustainable practices of Mohawk Carpets Environmental Safety, Recycling table, tours of the 2 Liter bottle greenhouse and more!

Trash to Treasure Workshop

The Green Ambassadors will help you create trash from treasure during this 2 hour casual workshop. Russell Union (Room 2071) 6pm

Lunar Eclipse Viewing

Weather permitting, we will have telescopes out for viewing this spectacular astronomical event as our moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. We will also be viewing Saturn and its rings, as well as Mars! All children MUST be accompanied by their parents or a responsible adult.  Free event for all ages. Planetarium 1:30-5:30am (note: this is in the very early hours of Tues. morning)

Georgia Southern’s Carbon Footprint Display

The Department of Facilities Services presents a display of Georgia Southern’s sustainable features from water reuse to white roofs to energy efficient buildings and more. On display at the Russell Union all week.

Wildlife Center

Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint. 3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 15 – Food

Campus Farmer’s Market

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! Informational exhibits include Sustainable Forestry class, Afterschool Garden Program and more. Williams Center Plaza 10-1.

No Impact Week Keynote Speaker

Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and former U.S. Secretary of Energy, “Renewing our Independence through Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities” April 15, 2014 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Activities at the Rotunda 1-4pm

Join the Green Ambassador for a bake sale.

Wildlife Center

Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint. 3:30 pm

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 9-5 pm

Georgia Southern’s Carbon Footprint Display

The Department of Facilities Services presents a display of Georgia Southern’s sustainable features from water reuse to white roofs to energy efficient buildings and more. On display at the Russell Union all week.

Wednesday, April 16 – Transportation

Activities at the Rotunda 11-1

Activities include free prizes for riding your bike, Student Employment Appreciation Day, Free Bike Tune-Ups, Campus Sustainability Walking tours* and more! 

*Walking tours depart from the Union Rotunda at 11:30, 12 and 12:30

Informational Exhibits include Parking and Transportation, We Car, First Transit, Sustainable Forestry class and more

 Renewable Energy and the “Green Economy” in Mexico

Presented by Dr. Katia Romero, Assistant Professor, School of Economics at Universidad Veracruzana, and Dr. Artuto Bocardo, Professor and Department Head, School of Economics at Universidad Veracruzana. Sponsored by Georgia Southern University’s North American Mobility Program, an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education to explore public policy issues in Mexico, Canada, and the United States and GSU’s Center for International Studies.

Russell Union Room 2080 4-5:30 pm

Community Bike Ride

Come see what local bike trails are accessible from campus with Southern Adventures. Meet at the back of the RAC (Southern Adventures parking lot) at 4:30 pm for a bike safety talk, followed by a group bike ride along the Greenway. Riders will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize!

Wildlife Center

Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint. 3:30 pm

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 9-5 pm

Georgia Southern’s Carbon Footprint Display

The Department of Facilities Services presents a display of Georgia Southern’s sustainable features from water reuse to white roofs to energy efficient buildings and more. On display at the Russell Union all week.

Thursday, April 17 – Energy

Activities at the Rotunda/Earth Day Celebration 10 am – 2 pm

Celebrate our earth by participating in various activities! Exhibits and Activities include Homemade

Laundry Detergent, make a tote bag, exhibits from the Bike Shop, Green Ambassadors, Sustainable Forestry class, Sustainable Innovations: wastewater treatment plant, Georgia Southern’s Sustainable Buildings and Georgia Peach Certification, Interior Design class exhibit: Bamboo Textiles and Flame Retardant Textiles, Geo Club the dangers of plastics, Interpretive Campus Sustainability Signs, Campus Sustainability tours and much more11-2 Music by Pladd Dot School of Rock

Sustainable Buildings Tours

Departing at 1pm from the front of the Museum on Sweetheart Circle. Tour will include Sanford and Brannen Hall.

Sustainable Feast and Open Mike Night

Join in a “potluck” style feast featuring sustainable dishes. Bring your own table service and a sustainable dish to pass and t. Garden of the Coastal Plain 5:30-7:30pm

Wildlife Center

Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint. 3:30 pm

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 9-5 pm

Georgia Southern’s Carbon Footprint Display

The Department of Facilities Services presents a display of Georgia Southern’s sustainable features from water reuse to white roofs to energy efficient buildings and more. On display at the Russell Union all week.

Friday, April 18 – Water

Activities at the Rotunda 11 am -1 pm

Interior Design exhibits: Hemp, The Textile Exchange, Impact of Cotton Textiles production on the Environment, Aquatic Ecology Lab: Pick a Bug competition, aquatic species exhibit, Sustainable Forestry exhibits and much more!

Campus Watershed Cleanup

Be TRUE BLUE and help rid our campus beauty of garbage.  Not only will you keep the litter from leaching into our campus drinking water, but you will do the wildlife a favor too!  Meet @ Russell Union Rotunda at 11am.

Wildlife Center

Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint. 3:30 pm

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 9-5 pm

Georgia Southern’s Carbon Footprint Display

The Department of Facilities Services presents a display of Georgia Southern’s sustainable features from water reuse to white roofs to energy efficient buildings and more. On display at the Russell Union all week.

Saturday, April 19 – Giving Back

Wildlife Center

Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint. 2 pm

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 pm

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