This event is open to the public and all campus faculty, staff and students are invited to join in the kick-off celebration of Earth Week with the planting of a Nebraska climate-friendly tree donated by SunCo Grounds Management.
Taylor Wilson, senior media relations coordinator at The Nebraska Medical Center will emcee the event. The two special guest speakers at the event will be Don Futrell, executive director of facilities and clinical space planning, The Nebraska Medical Center and Ken Hansen, assistant vice chancellor for facilities, management and planning at UNMC.
Black Oak seedlings grown from acorns found at Rosenblatt Stadium also donated by SunCo Grounds Management will be handed out to the first 20 people in attendance at the tree planting ceremony.
This is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and bring sun protection.
As an extension of the UNMC Decathlon, anyone wanting to walk to the event as a group can meet Peter Pellerito at the Hope Tower outside the College of Public Health at 11:15 a.m. to walk to the tree planting site.
Hospital employees who would like a guide to the tree planting site can meet Veronica Wortman at the Healing Hands sculpture in the Tribute to Caregiver Plaza outside of the main entrance of Clarkson Tower at 11:15 am.
Learn about how to do landscaping around your home that is aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible via a presentation from Kinghorn Gardens.
To reserve your seat for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with Sustainable Landscaping as the subject line and your full name and organization (UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center or UNMC Physicians) in the body of the email.
Sandwich wraps from Green Belly Restaurant will be provided to the first 100 attendees. Please bring your own drink.
Sponsors: Kinghorn Gardens, Green Belly restaurant and Douglas Co. Extension Office
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This event is open to the public and all campus faculty, staff and students are invited to participate.
Used batteries that are harmful to the environment can be recycled and in the process, improve the lives of disadvantaged and undereducated men and women. Drop off spent non-rechargeable alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volt batteries to any of the five collection locations and the Earth Week team will donate them to the Cross Training Center, a local non-profit organization whose goal is to provide life skills, vocational training and job experience.
Eye glasses can be recycled and given to those who may not be able to afford them. Drop off gently used eye glasses to any of the five collection locations and the Earth Week team will donate them to UNMC Ophthalmology where they will given to patients at a monthly free community clinic.
This recycling initiative on the medical center campus helps more than just the environment. Read our blog post to find out how recycling can bring value to lives of fellow members of our community.
There are five donation locations available to drop off gently used eye glasses for reuse and single use alkaline batteries for recycling. Non-rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volt batteries only, please.
All campus faculty, staff and students are invited to bring old household electronic equipment and old confidential papers that need to be shredded to this event and feel good about ecologically recycling. Participants will receive a reusable shopping bag for turning in an item.
UNMC has funded the shredding truck and the following sponsors have provided reusable shopping bags for participants: Aldi Foods, Trader Joe's, Fareway Stores, Inc., Hy-Vee, Baker's and National Safety Council of Nebraska.
In general, you can bring anything that is plugged in, uses batteries, or has a circuit board. Below is a list of items you can drop off. Some items have a recycling fee associated with them because they potentially contain hazardous materials, and thus require special handling procedures to safely dispose of the dangerous elements and to recycle the non-hazardous parts.
Items free to drop off:
Items and their recycling fees:
Items that are not accepted:
For items that have a recycling fee associated with them, you can pay by cash or check when you drop off the items. Checks should be made payable to UNMC.
Yes! Volunteers from the Energy Advocate Team and UNMC LiveGreen will be available to assist people who are dropping of items by foot or car.
This event will take place rain or shine at the Recovery Room parking lot.
Yes! General Supply will destroy your hard drive prior to recycling.
No. This event is only for your personal, household electronic equipment. Please do not bring old/obsolete electronic equipment from The Nebraska Medical Center or UNMC to this event. Those items need to be surplused through your department.
General Supply will accept personal items year round. Please call ahead to make arrangements to recycle your items.