Friday, February 3, 2012

UC Sustainability Events - Feb 6th-29th!

Sunday, February 5: RecycleMania 2012 Begins!
                UC will once again be participating in this national competition against over 400 other colleges and universities to see who can reduce their waste and recycle the most!  During this 8 week competition, we need your help – please recycle as much as possible on campus from February 5 to March 31 and encourage everyone you know to do the same!  For more information on the competition, visit the RecycleMania website.  For more information on recycling at UC, visit the All Recycling program site.  In conjunction with RecycleMania, we will be sponsoring a recycling competition between fraternities and sororities.  If your group would like to join the competition, email today!

Monday, February 6: PACES Meeting, 12pm, TUC 425
PACES meetings are your opportunity to find out what new sustainability initiatives are being worked on and add your thoughts and ideas about the future of sustainability at UC.  These meetings are open to the entire university community.
Monday, February 6: Student Sustainability Coalition Meeting, 6pm, Steger 6th Floor
                The Student Sustainability Coalition meets every other Monday evening.  Meet other students who are interested in sustainability and find out how you can get involved!

Monday, February 6: Film Series – Human Footprint, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
                This film from National Geographic is a playful, surprising, and thought-provoking demonstration of what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us.  Through a series of remarkable visuals, the film shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel you will consume, and how much you’ve got to pack in during your 2, 475,526,000 seconds on earth.       More information here.

Monday, February 6: Urban Riding 101, 7pm, Mobo Bicycle Co-op (1415 Knowlton)
This informal group discussion will cover: how to dress for the cold (so you stay warm, but not sweaty!); basic street safety (right hooks, the door zone, metal plates, making turns, lights, bells); gear for commuting/running errands (weight distribution and securing of cargo for racks, panniers, baskets and messenger bags); recommended routes/roads; and how to correctly lock up your bike so it doesn't get stolen! All workshops are free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 9: Lecture Series – Effective Communication for the Environment, 12pm, MainStreet Cinema
                This presentation features Professors Stephen Depoe and Elissa Yancey.  Prof. Depoe is the Department Head for the Department of Communications, and Prof. Yancey is an Associate Professor of Journalism.  Both professors specialize in environmental communication and will present on the unique challenges and opportunities in this area.  This interactive presentation promises to be both informative and fun! 

Saturday, February 18-19: Cincinnati Dance Marathon, 12pm-12pm (24 hours)
                The Cincinnati Dance Marathon is a 24-hour dance marathon benefitting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  This year’s goal is to have more than a thousand dancers participate!  Check out for pictures of the fun and information on how to register.  Community service hours are available for participation.  Be a part of one of UC’s most exciting philanthropy events!

Wednesday, February 29: Lecture Series –  Energy: The Triple Bottom Line, 4pm, Zimmer 400
                This panel discussion will be the first of three examining Energy, Power, and Ohio.  John Stowell, Vice President, Environmental Health & Safety Policy, Duke Energy; Stephen Melink, Founder & President, Melink Corporation; and Daniel Sawmiller,  Senior Campaign Representative, Beyond Coal, Sierra Club will be discussing energy use, power sources, and the future of energy in Ohio.  Time for questions from the audience will be provided.

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