Last year we spread our Earth Day-celebrating events throughout the month, making it easier for you to attend. You said that worked well, so we are doing it again. This year you’ll see a few new events and the return of some favorites:
Want to have an impact without leaving your desk? Join our Drawdown EcoChallenge team! You get to pick the topic area (everything from health to recycling to energy), pick your level of involvement, and you can earn points, win prizes, and make the planet better. Friends and family members are welcome to join our team too.
It wouldn’t be Earth Month without the ever-popular electronic/battery/techno-trash recycling & shredding event for your personal items. As before, we will host this on 2 days at different times to try and help fit a variety of schedules. Almost all items are free, but for costs and details (some of which have changed) please visit our website. We will still be collecting Little Free Library books, pop tabs, eyeglasses, and helping out the Maverick Food Pantry.
We will celebrate Arbor Day on the 19th with a tree planting, tree & wildflower seed giveaway.
The RePurpose It Contest is back—with a twist. Projects must include a periodical storage items no longer being used by the McGoogan Library. Missed the pickup event? We have plenty for you (even if you don’t want to enter the contest), just email LiveGreen@unmc.edu to arrange a pickup.
Join Peter Pellerito for a lunch and learn on stretching. Personal health is important and stretching can help with lots of pains, injury prevention, and keep you moving. Flexibility is within your reach!
Interested in using one of the B-Cycles located around campus…or midtown, or downtown? Join us for I cycle, We Cycle, B-Cycle to get free memberships, free helmets, free refreshments, and you can even try and electric/pedal assist bike.
Last but not least, I’ll be teaching a Re-Imaging U course on sustainable living, and the COPH will host a zero waste lunch on May 1st to learn about going zero waste. We’ll update our page with details ASAP.
We are also going to highlight community events as well as sustainability-oriented Nebraska Scifest events that you and/or your family may be interested in attending. Please see our Earth Month webpage for dates, details, and links to specific information.
See you during Earth Month!