Campus Earth Week 2014

LiveGreen Scene Lunch & Learn: Henry Doorly Zoo  LiveGreen Scene with the Henry Doorly Zoo: Conservation Organizations and Green Team Efforts

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Tuesday, April 22

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunch & Learn

Durham Research Plaza, Floor 1, Auditorium 1002 (45th & Emile St.)

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a presentation showcasing conservation and sustainability efforts at the Zoo. Attendees will learn about the conservation organizations supported by the Zoo as well as a short overview of green team efforts at the Zoo.

Food from Green Belly will be provided for the first 100 people. Attendees can bring their own lunch as well and are encouraged to bring their own drink.

Don’t have time to leave your desk but want to see the presentation? Watch it live from your desktop using this link:

Not available at noon? Watch it any time and place using this link (please allow 48 hours after presentation for upload):

*Please note: In order to view the videos/recordings, you must have Quick Time downloaded on your PC. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact the IT HelpDesk at 402-559-7700.

Eye Glass Collection

Drop off gently used eye glasses at this Earth Week event. We will donate them to UNMC Ophthalmology where they will given to patients at a monthly free community clinics.

Do-it-Yourself Challenge

Do-it-Yourself Challenge

Wednesday, April 23

All Day

In honor of Earth Week, LiveGreen launched a challenge to all staff, faculty and students to take something old and transform it into something new. It’s the "reuse" part of the three ecologocial Rs, along with "reduce" and "recycle".

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I turned one of my daughter’s favorite t-shirts into a cute over the shoulder bag.
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I found an old picture frame that I liked but it didn’t have any glass.  I added a piece of scrap metal and now it makes cute and very functional earring/jewelry hanger.
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I took an old cabinet door, repainted it, and added fabric scraps and some text to make a holiday decoration.  My friend did the same thing, but made a wreath and used the front of Christmas cards she really liked.
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We had some 2x4s left over from a home remodel so we cut them into shapes, sanded them, and added a few dowels for a great set of blocks for our kids.
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My brother gave me these fire starters for Christmas.  They are dryer lint mixed with some melted paraffin, in a piece of egg crate (cardboard, not Styrofoam).  Effective and inexpensive!
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My kids didn’t want to give up their favorite t-shirts, even when they had outgrown them, so I turned them into pillows.  Now they have a nostalgic decoration that’s still functional.
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I crocheted old fabric scraps and sheets into a rug.  It’s great under a chair, holds up in the wash, and nice to step on something other than a cold floor in the morning!
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Household Electronics Recycling and Household Confidential Paper Shredding  Household Electronics Recycling and Household Confidential Paper Shredding

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Thursday, April 24

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UNMC Grounds Building - 4650 Jones St., just east of Saddle Creek Rd. and Jones St. Enter by turning north onto 45th St. from Leavenworth St. Follow signs northwest to Grounds Building. Exit onto Saddle Creek Rd.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
What can you bring and is there a recycling fee?

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:

tree planting
Melanie Stewart (left) and Piravin Yeapuri (right) along with other volunteers accepted household electronics for recycling and confidential paper for shredding last April during Earth Week.
  • Audio equipment
  • Cameras
  • Cell phones
  • CD/DVD drives and players
  • Data storage devices
  • Stereo speakers
  • Gaming equipment (e.g., X Box)
  • Hand held devices
  • Cords and cables
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Keyboards/mice
  • Servers
  • Modems
  • PDAs
  • Routers
  • Telephony

Items and their recycling fees:

  • Copiers, fax machines, and printers - $5
  • Desktop computer towers and laptops - $5
  • Vacuums - $5
  • TVs and *CRT monitors with a screen up to approximately 32 inches - $5
  • TVs and *CRT monitors with a screen over 32 inches - $20
  • TV consoles, projection or wood cased screens - $20
  • *CRT stands for cathode ray tube. CRT monitors have a large casing that extends behind the monitor (they are not flat screen monitors).

Items that are not accepted:

  • Light bulbs/fluorescent lights
  • Car batteries
  • Glass
  • Tires
  • Other miscellaneous/non-electric items
If you bring an item that requires a recycling fee, how do you pay?

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.

Will someone be available to help unload your car if you have heavy items?

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.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of the event?

This event will take place rain or shine at the Grounds Building. We will provide a covered spot for unloading if the weather calls for it.

If you drop off a computer, will the hard drive be destroyed?

Yes! DataShield will shred your hard drive.

Should you bring in your old electronic WORK equipment as well?

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.

If you have electronic items to recycle and you can't make it on April 24th, what can you do?

Check the LiveGreen website for information on other drop off points in Omaha.

Eye Glass Collection

Drop off gently used eye glasses at this Earth Week event. We will donate them to UNMC Ophthalmology where they will given to patients at a monthly free community clinics.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony and Tree Campus USA Celebration  Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony and Tree Campus USA Celebration

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Friday, April 25

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Employees of Sunco Ground Management planted a maple tree near the intersection of 41st and Harney Streets to celebrate Earth Week last year.

Michael Sorrell Center, Student Plaza (green space to the north), 42nd & Emile St.

All campus faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the celebration of Arbor Day and the designation of a Tree Campus USA. The event will kick off with the planting of a Serviceberry bush. This bush will be planted in a retention pond - a planted area designed to use rain water and prevent runoff.

Immediately following the bush planting, Hartland BBQ will serve lunch for $5. LiveGreen will also serve free ice cream cones while local band BluesAgent will play 50’s-style rock-and-roll music until 1:30 p.m. Graham Herbst, a local arborist, will also be on hand to answer any tree or shrub questions. Need a tree to plant? We are giving 150 away! Don’t have a place to plant one? We’ll have free wildflower seeds!

Everybody is invited to come enjoy the trees, food and festivities! This is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and bring sun protection.

Eye Glass Collection

Drop off gently used eye glasses at this Earth Week event. We will donate them to UNMC Ophthalmology where they will given to patients at a monthly free community clinics.