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Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with URecFit and CulinArt at the SMC Campus Center!

We’re all caretakers of the Earth. Learn how to empower others as well as yourself to make a positive impact on the planet.

Become more environmentally friendly by joining URecFit and CulinArt on Thursday, April 20, at noon in the lobby of the SMC Campus Center.

Take Action on Earth Day!

  • Bring in three plastic grocery bags and receive a recycled grocery tote
  • Bring in three water bottles and receive a recycled 25 oz. water bottle
  • Participate in the 5K walk/run and receive a mini herb garden
  • Learn about and sign up for the Green Office Program
  • Enjoy some edible dirt
Julia Wightman Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB Go Green, University Administration, University Life, USGAApril 17, 20170 comments
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Energy Conservation

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate this year by conserving energy!

Fact: Walking up two flights of stairs saves 72 kilowatts of energy each trip.
Tip: Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Burn calories, not energy!

Fact: Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light, and 90 percent of this energy is wasted as heat.
Tip: Replace your five most frequently used light bulbs to save money and energy!

Fact: As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
Tip: Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible.

Fact: Electronics, chargers, and appliances use energy even when they’re off.
Tip: Unplug to save energy!

Fact: Adjusting your thermostat to the recommended temperature can save 5 to 15 percent on your bill each year.
Tip: Keep your thermostat at 68 degrees during the winter and 78 degrees during the summer.

Fact: Turning off your office lights when not in use saves $160 per year.
Tip: Conserve energy, and turn off the lights.

Resources

Sarah RebackBikeUMB, Bulletin Board, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB Go Green, University LifeApril 22, 20160 comments
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Stop-Idling

Cut Your Carbon Emissions

Fact: American workers spend an average of 47 hours per year commuting through rush hour traffic, which adds up to 23 billion gallons of gas wasted in traffic each year.
Tip: Sign up for Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) carpool program!

Fact: Taking public transportation reduces the nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.
Tip: Sign up for one of PTS’s alternate transportation programs!

Fact: Did you know that Americans waste 3.8 millions gallons of fuel every day from idling our vehicles?
Tip: Pledge to turn off your car when you know you’ll be idling for more than 10 seconds.

Fact: By taking one car off the road for one day’s average commute, you can save an estimated 26 lbs of CO2.
Tip:
Challenge yourself to bike to work or school.

Fact: Studies have shown up to 30 percent of the difference in miles per gallon (MPG) is due to driving habits alone.
Tip: Save more than a ton of CO2 per year by accelerating slowly and smoothly, driving the speed limit, maintaining a steady speed, anticipating your stops and starts, and keeping your tires properly inflated.

Resources

Sarah RebackCollaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB Go Green, University LifeApril 21, 20160 comments
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Recycle-Infographic

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Fact: Did you know that more than 350 million printer cartridges are discarded in landfills annually?
Tip: Submit a work order to have someone pick up your empty ink cartridges!

Fact: Americans throw away 50 million metric tons of electronic waste per year.
Tip: Reduce e-waste and recycle your electronics instead! Submit a work order online or call 410-706-7570.

Fact: The average employee wastes 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually.
Tip: Save the environment and go paperless.

Fact: Every day, the average American produces four and a half pounds of trash — 75 percent of which is recyclable.
Tip: Read up on the recycling rules and make sure you are recycling everything you can!

Fact: 50 percent of office waste comes from paper.
Tip: Instead of throwing away old documents, shred them and reuse them as packing material in shipments.

Sarah RebackCollaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB Go Green, University LifeApril 20, 20160 comments
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Four Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

April 22 is Earth Day and we can all do our part to help the environment. How often do you pay attention to the amount of trash you create each week? How much of that trash could be recycled, composted, or reused for some other purpose? Here are some tips to help you reduce your carbon footprint and to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

What Can You Do?

1) Buy local and/or plant your own garden.
2) Reduce food waste.
3) Cut back on water use.
4) Use reusable containers.

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Elizabeth ParkerBikeUMB, Education, For B'more, People, UMB Go Green, University LifeApril 13, 20160 comments
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