Be like a Pirate and Participate in No Impact Week

Why are pirates so Eco-friendly?….They always follow the three arrrrrrrs.

All jokes aside  I want to tell you a little bit more about different ways to save our environment! If we don’t take care of the environment, how can we expect it to take care of us? Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle are great ways to help save the environment, but we can do smaller things around campus to make a larger impact.  

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Environmental Wellness is more than just the  “Three arrrrrrrrrs”  Some examples of being environmentally well on campus are:

  • Being aware of the limits of the earth’s natural resources
  • Conserve energy (i.e., Shutting off unused lights, taking shorter showers)
  • Recycle paper, cans, and glass as much as possible
  • Enjoying, appreciating, and spending time outside in natural settings, like Sweetheart Circle
  • Prevent polluting the air, water or earth, like walking or riding a bike to class  
  • Avoid tobacco products and second-hand smoke
  • Pick up trash around campus and place it in the designated recycling bin.
  • Watch out for your fellow students. If you see a dangerous crack in the walkway, make a barricade with pine cones!

Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability and The University Wellness program will be teaming up to put on the annual No Impact Week during April 9th to April 16th. No Impact Week is  filled with activities and other events designed to help raise awareness about sustainability on our campus.

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This week is about taking a minute to step back and see if all of our resources that we take for granted are really worth it. Here is a cool video about a young woman who challenged herself to live waste free for a month:

I’m not saying we all need to stop creating waste, but this is an eye opening video that shows how much waste we are actually creating, and ways we can minimize our impact.

No Impact Week will feature a prescription drug drop off, Planetarium celebration, exhibits, activities, and daily Wildlife Center programs.  Go to http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability/events/no-impact-week/ for a more detailed schedule!

We also have the Out of the Darkness Walk this Saturday, April 8th, to raise awareness about suicide. Make sure you come out and show your support!

For more updates about the University Wellness Program, follow us on Twitter, and Facebook!

Be Well. Do Well.

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