[Environmentalcenter] Environmental Center Updates
tayj0016 at unf.edu
Wed Feb 29 15:55:03 EST 2012
Screening of ‘Plastic Planet’ on March 1, 2012
Join us on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in the Robinson Theater for a screening of the documentary ‘Plastic Planet. There will be a discussion panel following the movie.
This screening is part of the Osprey Eco-Films series, which will show five documentaries covering a range of environmental and social topics. Visit www.unf.edu/ecenter<http://www.unf.edu/ecenter> for more information.
We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap and practical, and it’s everywhere – even in our blood. But is it a danger to us?
This feisty, informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe - from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the highest peaks of the Alps - to reveal the far-flung reaches of our plastic problem. Interviews with the world’s foremost experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to our environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects our bodies and the health of future generations.
Plastic Planet Trailer<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7X-J1DhfjE>
Environmental Dinner Debate
The E-Center is hosting an Environmental Dinner Debate on April 9, 2012 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Student Union room 3703. A panel of UNF faculty and community environmental representatives will discuss current issues, as well as answer questions presented by the UNF community.
If you are interested in attending or have a question for the panelists, please fill out this brief (two question) survey.
Click here for the survey.<http://survey.unf.edu/survey/se.ashx?s=5A1E27D22D526B02>
For more information contact John Boozer<mailto:j.boozer at unf.edu>
The UNF Wildlife Sanctuary/Eco-Adventures is Hiring
The UNF Wildlife Sanctuary and Eco-Adventures is now accepting applications for Eco-camp counselors. Preferred qualifications and skills are enjoys working with children and nature, knowledge/expereicnce with local flora & fauna, wilderness survival & sports.
Visit the Eco-Adventure Office to apply or for more information.
JEA Energy Audit Backpacks Available at the Environmental Center
The UNF Environmental Center is partnering with JEA and is now offering home energy evaluation kits to UNF faculty, staff and students for check out. The kit, which comes in a handy backpack made of recycled billboards, can show you how to make your home more comfortable and lower your monthly energy costs. Included in the kit are a step-by-step guide, an infrared thermometer, three plug-in energy meters and many more items.
Stop by the Environmental Center’s office (1/2200) or contact James Taylor (tayj0016 at unf.edu) for availability and more information.
Click here for more information about the JEA Home Energy Evaluation Kits<http://www.jea.com/community/stories/heekit.asp>
JEA Conservation Information<http://www.jea.com/community/conservcenter/index.asp>
Native Plant Event
The Florida Native Plant Society will be hosting Spring into Native Plants, a workshop about using native plants for landscaping. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Environmental Center, will be held on the UNF campus on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00-2:30 p.m. Click on the link below for more information.
Spring into Native Plants<http://ixia.fnpschapters.org/Ixia4-28-12EventFlyer.pdf>
The Florida Native Plant Society<http://www.fnps.org/>
This year’s Recyclemania Competition is off to an excellent start! A number of large, green recycling bins have already been set up in all of the dorms (except for the Fountains) for students to put their recyclables in. Every week a group volunteers, coordinated by the E-Center volunteer coordinator Abdub Jirmo, collect and weigh the recyclables from each dorm. The week-by-week results can be found on the E-Center website.
The dorm that recycles the most materials per resident will win a pizza party and a screening of the documentary ‘No Impact Man’. After two weeks of reporting, the Villages, the reining Recyclemania champions, have a slight lead over the Landing. There is still a lot of time left, so keep up all the hard work everyone!
Volunteer for Recyclemania<http://www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/aa/ecenter/Recylemania%20Volunteer%20Application.pdf>
UNF Recyclemania Results<http://www.unf.edu/ecenter/Recyclemania.aspx>
James W. Taylor
Administrative Assistant, Environmental Center
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Bldg 1/Suite 2206
Jacksonville, FL 32224
"The only limit to the realization of tomorrow, is the doubts of today." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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