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Center for Sustainability and University Wellness Program host 6th annual No Impact Week

The Center for Sustainability and University Wellness Program at Georgia Southern University are teaming up to host the sixth annual No Impact Week on campus April 10-17 with events to highlight a different sustainability theme each day.

Georgia Southern holds the record for the longest running No Impact Week in the country. The Week is designed to help individuals become more aware of how to live a sustainable lifestyle. Numerous exhibits, events and activities focusing on environmentally friendly and healthy practices and habits will be hosted throughout the week. Participants are encouraged to take a ‘carbon cleanse’ during the week by reducing the CO2 emissions of their actions so they can see how no impact living can affect their lifestyles.

This year’s highlighted events include:

  • Sunday, April 10 – Consumption Day: 2-5 p.m. Sustainable Solutions Exhibit, Georgia Southern Museum
  • Monday, April 11 – Trash Day: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Activities at the Rotunda including a Prescription Drug Drop Off and tie-dying cloth napkins
  • Tuesday, April 12 – Food Day: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Campus Farmers Market; 11:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Planetarium showings of Life, a Cosmic Story
  • Wednesday, April 13 – Transportation Day: Bike to Campus Day (prizes at the Rotunda 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Noon Ribbon Cutting for new Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Parking and Transportation Building
  • Thursday, April 15 – Energy Day: Dump the Pump Challenge, 12:15 p.m. at the Rotunda – a race between a bike, a skateboard, a bus rider and a car to the RAC and back; Environmental Community Cinema, Who Owns Water 7 p.m., 1119 Natural Science
  • Friday, April 15 – Water Day: Activities at the Rotunda 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sustainability Showcase at the library in the 1st Floor Exhibit space (library open hours all week)
  • Saturday, April 16 – Giving Back Day: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Spring into Statesboro at 2 East Main St. in Downtown Statesboro: participate in a community cleanup and welcome spring downtown.

Register here for No Impact Week! Registrants are eligible to claim a No Impact Week t-shirt made from plastic bottles available at the events of each day while supplies last, and will get email updates on the many No Impact Week events taking place on campus. The full schedule of events is available here. This event is another example of Student Sustainability Fees at Work.

To find out how you can participate, contact CfS at cfs@georgiasouthern.edu.

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