UNC to celebrate Sustainability Day & American Recycles Day

Trying to recycle batteries, cell phones or plastic bags? Want to learn more about the campus bike master plan? Interested in joining a sustainability-related organization? Then join the campus community in celebrating Campus Sustainability and America Recycles Day on Friday (Nov. 15).

Departments and organizations will present exhibits and displays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. The biennial Campus Sustainability Report will be presented to Chancellor Folt at noon. The 2013 report features accomplishments throughout campus and celebrates Carolina as a living laboratory for sustainability.

Activities for the day include sustainability bingo, where participants can win a custom-made bicycle provided by Pepsi; a campus tree planted in the winner’s name provided by the UNC Grounds Department; a week of free outdoor equipment rental provided by Townsend Bertram & Company; and a variety of gift baskets stocked with local food and dining hall passes, water and energy saving equipment, and gear to help reduce your waste and commute.

Plastic bags, cell phones, batteries and electronic devices will be accepted at the event for proper recycling in celebration of America Recycles Day. Attendees who have made their online Carolina Green pledge to make more sustainable choices will have the chance to pick up their free, reusable Carolina Green water bottle while supplies last.

This zero-waste event is sponsored by the UNC Sustainability Office, Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, and the Environmental Affairs Committee of Student Government.

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Published November 12, 2013.