[Environmentalcenter] Environmental Center Update
tayj0016 at unf.edu
Mon Jan 23 17:36:28 EST 2012
Welcome back to another great year at UNF. By now I am sure everyone’s year is in full swing and the same can be said about the Environmental Center. We are gearing up for our big St. Johns River TLO and we can’t wait to get on the water! Fall semester also means another round of Recyclemania is beginning in the dorms. Last year the Village beat the competition and diverted over 1,200 lbs. of recyclable materials from the landfill. Who will this year’s winner be?
We have a couple great things coming up, so be sure to keep your eyes out for more updates!
Recyclemania is an ongoing, 10-week long, friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide. Each school registered reports on their waste and recycling practices in different categories to rank themselves among other participating peer institutions. UNF is registered in the Waste Minimization category, which encourages overall waste reduction, not just increasing recycling. The goal of Recyclemania is to motivate the campus community to reduce wasteful practices and improve recycling behaviors.
Each residence hall will compete with each other (Crossings vs. The Cove vs. The Landing, etc.) by weekly tracking and calculating how much recycling is produced per student resident. The winning hall will be rewarded with a party and free showing of " No Impact Man<http://noimpactproject.org/>".
The Environmental Center is looking for student volunteers to help coordinate and execute the 2012 Recyclemania Competition. Interested students should contact Abdub Jirmo (ajirmo at gmail.com) or April Moore (april.moore at unf.edu) at (904) 620-2662 for more information.
UNF Environmental Center, Recyclemania<http://www.unf.edu/ecenter/Recyclemania.aspx>
Research Funding in the Humanities: What’s Out There and What You Can Do With It
Dr. Rebecca Laroche isbringing her workshop, “Research Funding for the Humanities: What’s Out There and What You Can Do With It” to campus on Friday January 27, 2012 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the President's Conference Room (1/2800). Dr. Laroche will discuss her success in finding funding in the humanities and share strategies for finding your own funding. Light refreshments will be provided during the workshop.
Rebecca Laroche, Ph.D., is Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is the recipient of a Visiting Fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, for Spring 2012. Her research fellowships and residencies include an appointment as Visiting Scholar in 2007 at the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, as well as visiting fellowships at the Beinecke Library (Yale), the Huntington Library (California), and the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC). Last year, she was the guest-curator of the exhibition “Beyond Home Remedy: Women, Medicine, and Science” at the Folger Library. In 2009, her monographMedical Authority and Englishwomen’s Herbal Texts, 1550–1650, appeared in Ashgate’s series Literary and Scientific Cultures of the Early Modern World.
Bucket Drip Irrigation Construction
Monday, January 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
UNF Organic Garden (Next to Parking Services in Lot 100)
Help the UNF Organic Garden construct a sustainable irrigation system. Learn how drip irrigation saves water, improves growth, discourages weeds and saves time.
For more information, contact Carmen Franz (c.franz at unf.edu) or ext. 5951.
The Environmental Center Staff
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