10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Week at #EcoU

This week is Earth Week! Now is a great time to pay attention to all of the ways you can help conserve natural resources, not only this week but everyday!

Here are 10 ways to celebrate our home planet Earth during Earth Week, and being a part of #EcoU!

Enjoy nature by exploring the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum

Campus is surrounded by over six miles of nature-lined trails. Take advantage of the sunny #gbspring weather while appreciating the beauty around you.

Donate unwanted clothing items

It’s the perfect time for a little spring cleaning! Go through your closet and donate items that you don’t use/wear anymore so they can find new life with someone else. Clothing donations are accepted on campus at the Career Closet and the Campus Clothes Closet.

Learn more about recycling

Recycling is just part of what we do every day at UWGB — it’s part of our culture and we make it easy and convenient to do your part! The College and University Recycling Coalition aims to advance recycling and sustainable materials management at colleges and universities, learn more by liking their Facebook Page.

Ride the bus

It’s free for all students and stops at all major places throughout town. Green Bay Metro bus passes are available for pickup by current UW-Green Bay students at the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in the University Union. Try this Green Bay Metro Trip Planner to plot out your route.

Purchase a reusable water bottle

Each year American’s use around 50 billion plastic waterbottles. Save the earth (and your wallet) by purchasing a resuable waterbottle. There are convinent refill stations located throughout campus! Stop by the Phoenix Bookstore for 40% storewide on Phoenix Friday or shop online.

Learn more about UWGB’s #EcoU History

Head over to the Sustainability Website to read about how UWGB got the nickname EcoU.

Up-cycle old items around your dorm

Instead of throwing away unwanted items, get crafty and put them to a new use. Here are 10 Dorm Room up-cycle ideas.

Attend the Earth Day picnic

Make your way to the Phoenix Club on Friday, April 20 for a free meal made of locally sourced products! Enjoy a locally sourced vegan meal.

Contribute to the Campus Cupboard

Take any non-parishable food items and hygine products to UWGB’s Campus Cupboard to help students and community members in need. Donations will be collected at the Earth Day picnic, or they can be dropped off in the Pride Center at any time.

Make an Earth Day pledge

In 2018, challenge yourself to make one change in your every day life that will have a positive impact on the environment. It can be as simple as making more of an effort recycle. Pledge here with the UWGB sustainability committee. These small changes contribute to a large impact.

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