GSU celebrates Earth Day

 Permanent link

In honor of Earth Day April 22, the university has scheduled two weeks’ worth of events aimed at sustainable initiatives. From tree planting and recycling to swapping books and helping clean the grounds, join us for one or more of these events. Join GSU in making a positive contribution to the community.

Week of April 14 and 21
Re-usable GSU mug sale
Bookstore

Purchase a re-usable GSU mug on sale! Save money on re-fills of refreshments at the cafeteria while reducing the amount of waste generated on campus.

Tuesday, April 15
11:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Service work day
Meet in student commons, A building

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy lunch and then assist in picking up refuse on campus in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, College of Arts & Sciences Environmental Research Preserve or other areas on campus. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Rain date: Monday, April 21.

Monday, April 21
1—3 p.m.
Tree Planting
Meet at A building game room

Assist Facilities Development & Management staff plant trees on campus. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Rain date: Wednesday, April 23.

Tuesday, April 22
10 a.m.—8 p.m.
Book Swap
Hall of Governors

Bring in your used books and swap them out for others that are new to you. All books left at the end of the event will be donated to the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, April 22
11 a.m.—2 p.m.
Native plant sale
Hall of Governors

Civil Service Senate will be selling some plants to help your home landscape become greener and more sustainable. Additional plants can be ordered for future delivery.

Tuesday, April 22
10 a.m.--10 p.m.
Recycling services
Hall of Governors

Bring in old batteries, print cartridges, cell phones and prescription drugs for proper recycling, re-use or disposal. Prescriptions should have name and address removed.

Tuesday, April 22
11 a.m.—7 p.m.
Earth Day menu
Cafeteria

Purchase local and/or sustainable food for your meals today. Bring your own drink container for $0.85 re-fills of refreshments at the cafeteria while reducing the amount of waste generated on campus.

Friday, April 25
8:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
SMHEC Student Sustainability Summit

Pre-registration is required. Join students from other area schools in becoming more sustainable on campus and at home. See www.southmetroed.org/ for more details.

Posted by Michael Drakulich at 04/14/2014 05:33:02 PM