Earth Week Activities Schedule

Monday, April 18th: Energy Conservation

  • Pledge Challenge Take The Pledge to Save Energy & Resources.
  • LiveGreen Tip – Personal energy conservation tips from a UNMC LiveGreen member.

Tuesday, April 19th: Alternative Transportation

  • Pledge Challenge Take The Pledge to Save Energy & Resources.
  • Alternative Commute-to-Work Day – Instead of commuting to work by yourself in your personal car, use an alternative form of transportation that conserves more energy by car pooling with others, taking the bus, biking, or even walking to work. People who commute to work on this day via alternative transportation (or who regularly use alternative forms of transportation to get to work) can be recognized by having their names listed on the Earth Week website. To have your name listed, please email Susan at ssiebler@unmc.eduby 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, and provide your full name and the type of alternative transportation you used.
  • LiveGreen Tip – Personal tips from a UNMC LiveGreen member regarding alternative transportation.

Wednesday, April 20th: Healthy & Sustainable Food

  • Pledge Challenge Take The Pledge to Save Energy & Resources.
  • Sodexo Healthy & Sustainable Food Informational Table – Over the lunch hour, there will be promotional tables near the Clarkson Tower and University Tower cafeterias. At these two sites, information will be provided that discusses the existing sustainable practices that Sodexo is following in order to improve its food service operations and offerings.
  • LiveGreen Tip – Personal tips regarding healthy and sustainable food from a UNMC LiveGreen member.

Thursday, April 21st: Waste Reduction & Recycling

  • Household Electronics Recycling Event – Old/obsolete electronic equipment, such as desktop computers, laptops, DVD players, cell phones, etc. will be collected and safely recycled or remanufactured. Click here for more information about the items that are accepted and where on campus they can be dropped off.
  • Pledge Challenge Take The Pledge to Save Energy & Resources.
  • LiveGreen Tip – Personal waste reduction and recycling tips from a UNMC LiveGreen member.

Friday, April 22nd: Earth Day (Recognition Day)

  • Results of the Pledge Challenge – See whether The Nebraska Medical Center or UNMC achieved the highest participation rate with The Pledge to Save Energy & Resource, as well as all the departments that achieved 75% and 100% participation by clicking here.
  • Recognition of Alternative Commute-to-Work – See who currently uses alternative transportation when traveling to work and who participated in Wednesday’s Alternative Commute-to-Work Day by clicking here.
  • Results of the Household Electronics Recycling Event – See the estimated total of how many pounds of electronic items were collected by clicking here.

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