Tuesday, November 3, 2015

UIS Sustainability Week 2015 events announced

The following events will take place during Sustainability Week at the University of Illinois Springfield (Nov. 9-13, 2015).

Sustainability Photo Contest Display
Tuesday, Nov. 10 – Friday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SAGE/RHA Educational Tabling
PAC Concourse (near the Food Emporium)

Vote for your favorite entry in our First Ever UIS Sustainability Week Photo Contest! Photographs taken by our semi-finalists will be on display. Cast a ballot for your favorite. Members of Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE) and RHA will explain how you can help make our campus more sustainable.

FREE Electronics Recycling
Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North side of Brookens Library, loading dock on the first floor level

Electronic waste can be incredibly toxic. Let us take it off your hands! Visit the BLH Computers web site (http://blhcomputers.com/recycling/) for a complete list of items that will be accepted for free recycling. Contact Dave Barrows, dbarr1@uis.edu, with any questions.

SAGE Food Waste Audit
Tuesday, Nov. 10 from Noon to 2 p.m. - PAC Food Emporium

SAGE members will collect and enumerate the trash generated in the PAC Cafeteria and share the results so we can mend wasteful habits.

Pop-Up Putt Putt
Tuesday, Nov. 10 & Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
PAC Concourse (near the Food Emporium)

Play a round of goofy golf on holes created from re-used materials by students in Prof. Powell’s Principles of Stagecraft class.

Sustainability Week Keynote Address
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. - Brookens Auditorium

"What is a Sustainable University? How Students, Faculty, & Staff Can Work Together to Create a More Socially Just & Ecologically Sustainable World" featuring Cindy Klein-Banai, associate chancellor of sustainability at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

SAGE Campus Clean-Up
Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers Meet at Lincoln Residence Hall at 10:45 a.m.

Join SAGE members as they help clean-up campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a service day to make our campus beautiful. Contact Mihai Smarandescu at msmar2@uis.edu with any questions. Materials will be provided.

Sponsored by the Campus Senate Committee on Sustainability, the ECCE Speaker Series, and Students Allied for a Greener Earth. For more information, contact Megan Styles at mstyl2@uis.edu.

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