Earth Week Achievements

Earth Week 2013 was incredibly successful!

The results of the various Earth Week activities are listed below:

  • Collected 8,480 pounds of electronic equipment, single-use batteries, and shredded confidential paper for recycling
    • This is equivalent to the weight of approximately 3.5 giraffes
    • By recycling this material, UNMC employees/students are helping prevent 11 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere (equivalent to the emissions produced by burning 1,230 gallons of gas!)
  • Collected 165 pairs of used eye glasses which will be distributed by the UNMC Ophthalmology department to people in need
  • Conducted a tree planting, kick off ceremony
  • Hosted a sustainable landscaping lunch & learn attended by over 160 employees and students
  • Received media coverage from KPTM, KMTV, and WOWT for various events