By Melanie Stewart
In the past we have always celebrated what we called “Earth Week”; events on campus for you to attend and gain personal knowledge and benefits, during the week between Earth Day and Arbor Day.
We have always asked for your feedback and last year many of you noted that it was difficult to attend events on back to back days. You also wanted to make sure that events stayed fresh, but that we continued to collect your personal electronics/batteries/techno trash for recycling and shredded your personal documents.
You asked and we listened!
We are going to spread events out throughout the month, now celebrating Earth Month, so it’s easier for you to make plans and attend.
We will still have the popular 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 celebrate Arbor Day on the 27th with a tree planting, tree/wildflower seed giveaway, and will have Master Gardener Susan Siebler on hand to answer your questions.
We have two new events this year!
Free outdoor Yoga classes brought to you by the Center for Healthy Living.
UNO Sustainability Coordinator Sarah Burke will be sharing tried-and-true homemade recipes for cleaning/personal care items–reduce your exposure to chemicals and save money. This event will be offered 3 dates/locations for your convenience, click here for details.
The RePurpose It Contest is going to take a break, but will be back next year. Projects can be completed at any time, just take before and after pictures to share next spring and win prizes. For inspiration, check out previous year’s entries and/or our Pinterest page.
The Sustainability Expo is going to be co-hosted with UNO Sustainability. It’s free for your to attend every year, but each campus will host it on an every-other-year basis.
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.
Hope to see you during Earth Month!