No Impact Week


April 10 – 16, 2016


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The Center for Sustainability and University Wellness Program challenge you to lessen your impact on the environment for one week! Highlights include the Campus Farmers Market, 2nd Annual Ocean Film Festival and Bike to Campus Day!

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: 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. Come see a solar powered utility cart, new LED lights, interpretive signs for the campus, cutting edge carbon capture technology, and much more.
Henderson Library 1st Floor Exhibit Space, opens 12PM. Open during library hours, April 12 – 22, 2015.

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
    • Residence Hall Recycling Incentive Program
    • 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
    • Oceanography class exhibits and more!
  3. Cell Phone Recycling – learn more about electronic waste and bring in your old cell phone in to recycle.
  4. Clothing Swap – It’s time to clear out your closets to make room for “new to you” goods. Bring your unwanted items taking up space in your closet and drawers and leave with bags of wonderful new styles! Bring Your Own Bag to take home your awesome steals. This event is for everyone: men, women, and friends! No houseware, but shoes and accessories are good.

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

Sustainability Showcase
Henderson Library 1st Floor

Tuesday, April 14 – Food
Campus Farmers 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.
Exhibits and displays nearby will include Ecolabel information, Sustainable Forestry class, Afterschool Garden Program, Oceanography class exhibits, and more!

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.

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
Museum, 9-4:30

Sustainability Showcase
Henderson Library 1st Floor

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
  • What is a Bioswale? Altamaha, Oh the places you will go!
  • and 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

Exhibits and Displays in Union Theater Lobby before and after film festival, including: Barrier Island Sustainability at St.Catherine’s Island: Development of a Hydrologic Model, and Sustainability, the Ocean, and You – Learn from students in the Principles of Oceanography class about environmental issues involving the oceans and how you can make sustainable choices leading to positive change

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
Museum, 9-4:30

Sustainability Showcase
Henderson Library 1st Floor

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, Zip 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; Oceanography class, and more!

Green Building Tour
Sanford Hall and Multi-Use trail tour
Meet by museum on Sweetheart Circle at 11:30 for a 1 hour tour

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, ending at the Garden of the Coastal Plain for cookies and lemonade!

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

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
Museum, 9-4:30

Sustainable Showcase
Henderson Library 1st Floor

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!

Yoga at the Garden
Botanical Gardens, Noon

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

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:

Sustainable Solutions exhibit

Sustainability Showcase
Henderson Library 1st Floor

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 Farmers 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

Last updated: 10/6/2015

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