Are you ready for the No Impact Week Challenge? This week is full of events that will help you reduce the impact you have on the earth. Register here and learn about sustainability resources on campus while attending all of the awesome programs. Georgia Southern University has the longest running No Impact Week program in the country and it gets better every year! Check out the list of events below:
Sustainable Solutions Exhibit, Museum; 9-5 pm
– 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.
Georgia Southern’s Carbon Footprint Display; Russell Union
– 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.
Tuesday, April 15th: FOOD
Campus Farmer’s Market, Russell Union Ballroom; 10-1
– Enjoy a great atmosphere and fresh produce too! Come on over to the Russell Union Ballroom to see the beautiful home-made, home-grown food, cooking demonstrations, taste testing’s, and more! Informational exhibits include Sustainable Forestry class, Afterschool Garden Program and more.
No Impact Week Keynote Speaker, Performing Arts Center; 7 pm
– Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and former U.S. Secretary of Energy, presents “Renewing our Independence through Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Activities at the Rotunda; 1-4pm
– Join the Green Ambassador for a bake sale!
Wildlife Center; 3:30 pm
– Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint.
Wednesday, April 16th: TRANSPORTATION
Activities at the Rotunda; 11-1 pm
– 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
Renewable Energy and the “Green Economy” in Mexico; Russell Union Room 2080, 4-5:30 pm
– 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.
Community Bike Ride; RAC, 4:30 pm
– 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; 3:30 pm
Learn what the Wildlife Center is doing to reduce their carbon footprint.
Thursday, April 17th: 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, and much more!
Sustainable Buildings Tour; 1 pm
– 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; Garden of the Coastal Plain, 5:30- 7:30 pm
– Join in a “potluck” style feast featuring sustainable dishes. Bring your own table service and a sustainable dish to pass around.
Friday, April 18th: 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; Rotunda, 11 am
– 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!
Register now to participate and to earn a chance at sustainable prizes! Students, faculty, staff and the wider community are invited to participate. Get your friends and family, team and classes involved!
Registration will provide you with a how-to manual for no impact week with excellent tips and information. It will also give you the chance to win prizes and a No Impact Week t-shirt!
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