Spring 2013 Eco-Olympics
RecyleMania and Campus Conservation Nationals are here once again! Join the campus community during February and March in participating in these competitions and at sustainability-themed events. For more information about each competition visit the websites below. Sign up for the sustainability email list to receive weekly updates during the competitons and monthly updates on sustainablity throughout the year.
RecycleMania runs from February 3 through March 30. RecycleMania is a national competition between colleges and universities to reduce waste production on campus. Last year UR acheived a 15.7% recycling rate during Recyclmania. This year we want to do even better. Look for recycling bins around campus and be sure to recycle all paper, cardboard, plastic bottles (look for a #1 or #2 on the container), glass, and aluminum.
Campus ConseRVAtion Nationals: The UR/VCU Energy Challenge runs from February 4 through February 25. Residence Halls on campus will compete against residence halls at VCU and against each other to see which hall can reduce electricity use the most. The University Forest Apartment blocks will compete against each other in a separate competition. Check the Dashboard to see where your hall stands.
Calendar of Events
February 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Kick Off Event and Sustainability Fair in the Hanging Lounge across from the Student Activities desk in Tyler Haynes Commons.
February 20 – Book Club.
February 22 – CCE Brown Bag: The High Cost of Cheap Food.
February 24, 7:30 p.m., Jepson 118 – "We Really Are What We Eat: Dirt to Dirt" presented by Jerry Glover, Agroecologist, National Geographic.
March 1 – Electronics recycling collection event. Here is your chance to get rid of that TV that doesn't work or the iPod that you've had in a drawer for years in a socially and enviornmentally responsible way. Sponsored by the President's Office and run by IS and the Office for Sustainability.
March 6, 2013, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Law School Room 114) – Greening Richmond: Politics and Land Use in the Capital with reception immediately following in the Law School Commons
Please join us for a discussion with Dan Slone (Partner, McGuireWoods LLP), Thad Williamson (Associate Professor of Leadership Studies), and Alicia Zatcoff L'94 (Sustainability Manager for the City of Richmond). These three leaders in land use, development, and public policy will discuss the environmental future of the City of Richmond and what these changes mean for Richmond.
March 19 – Waste audit in the Forum.
March 20 – Book Club.
April 5 – CCE Brown Bag: A Bike-Friendly Richmond: Pedaling from Imagination to Reality.