Looking Ahead to Earth Week

Next week will be the fifth anniversary of Earth Week on campus, and LiveGreen has planned a variety of activities based on your feedback.

Kick off Earth Week with a celebration of Arbor Day and our second year as a Tree Campus USA. We will have a tree planting in front of the Durham Research Center buildings at 10:30 a.m. Free serviceberry trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Second annual ReUse It Contest: This year, we have even more prizes to award, and entries are due tomorrow. Entries must contain an item that has been repurposed to make something new. Check out the LiveGreen

Melanie Stewart sustainability manager
Melanie Stewart
sustainability manager

website for all the details. Watch the Habitat for Humanity Restore Lunch and Learn for tips, tricks and inspiration. Check out the LiveGreen Pinterest page for inspiration on ways to repurpose items around your house, saving

you money and reducing trash. You’ll also find information on a variety of other sustainability related topics.

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary will be celebrated worldwide. Take part in local and online events. We will provide additional information online.

Electronics recycling and personal document shredding is a favorite event, and this year we are collecting even more items. In addition to personal electronics and documents, we will collect your household alkaline/single use batteries as well as “techno-trash,” including computer disks and VHS tapes. Visit the LiveGreen website for a full list of items we will accept as well as prices for recycling some of them.

You asked us to provide information on a variety of topics to help you live more sustainably, so we are happy to announce the inaugural Sustainability Expo! Come visit us in the Student Plaza (rain location DOC Atrium) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to talk to local experts. We’ll have information on recycling, food, composting, travel, health, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships, types of gardening, plus more free trees and wildflower seeds. Master gardeners and other experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Spirit Day will celebrate with us this year, providing snacks, prizes, and more giveaways! Check the LiveGreen website often for a full list of exhibitors.

LiveGreen looks forward to celebrating Earth Week with you. Add these events to your calendar, and we’ll see you there!

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