'Campus Sustainability'

Call for Poet-tree

On Wednesday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day celebration in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union at UNR, featuring information tables, food and drink, music, a tree sapling giveaway, and more.

The UNR Arboretum is hosting a slam Poet-tree event to present poetry about or inspired by trees.

We are looking for students, faculty, and community members to read, perform, and recite poetry.  The poem can be original or published, written by you or someone else.

If you would like to participate, please email Cheryll Glotfelty at glotfelt@unr.edu as soon as possible.

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“Living Plastic Free: Practical tips to reduce plastic use,” by Beth Terry. Photos from the presentation.

Add comment October 14th, 2014

Living Plastic Free with Beth Terry

Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium

Beth Terry is the author of How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can, Too. Plastic permeates our lives. Some plastic is helpful, but it also pollutes our oceans, harms wildlife and exposes us to toxic chemicals. Can one person make a difference? Be inspired by Beth Terry’s journey from self-confessed plastic addict to empowered plastic-free activist. Learn why we can’t just recycle our way out of this mess.

Join her for a lecture and panel discussion regarding plastic and how we truly can learn to live without it. Click here for flier.

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Add comment September 8th, 2014

Screening of the movie “Bag It”

Monday, September 15 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium

Part of the Summer of Sustainability, this provocative 2010 documentary film asks many questions including “Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?” Having garnered awards at film festivals across the nation, Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics, an observation that will move you to action.

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Add comment September 8th, 2014

Earth Week at University offers educational programs, demos April 22, 23 & 25

Bag Monster

 

For immediate release: April 17, 2014 

Earth Week at University offers educational programs, demos April 22, 23 & 25

Themed days filled with educational displays, interactive exhibits and tree-planting ceremony celebrate the Earth all week; activities kick-off Summer of Sustainability Program on campus

RENO, Nev. – The northern Nevada community can celebrate the Earth and learn about options for more sustainable living at the University of Nevada, Reno campus Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. Educational programs and demonstrations will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources. Additionally, an Arbor Day event, Friday, April 25, moves the University closer to becoming a designated Tree Campus USA location, a designation granted through the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Add comment April 18th, 2014

New Capstone Course Fall 2014 – Major Texts of the Environmental Movement

English 491A Major Texts of the Environmental Movement

Professor Cheryll Glotfelty and Dr. John Sagebiel

TR 1:00-2:15, FH 108

Co-taught by a literature scholar and a scientist, this capstone course explores major texts of the environmental movement, analyzing the rhetoric, science, and influence of these important works.  Issues include land use, climate change, food, economics, utopias, nuclear testing, and the unintended consequences of our actions.  Authors include Edward Abbey, Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder, and others.  Readings will be supplemented with films, debates, and discussion of current events.

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Add comment March 5th, 2014

A summer exhibit at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center: Reused + Recycled = Art

For immediate release: March 1, 2014

A summer exhibit at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center:
Reused + Recycled = Art

Local artists of many ages to be featured on University of Nevada, Reno campus
July – September

RENO, Nev. – In a world awash in plastic and other items that can be reused or recycled, one way to bring greater awareness to this global issue is to turn those products into art that is interesting, evocative and beautiful. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the University of Nevada, Reno Integrated Sustainability Initiative are showcasing art from local high school students and teachers, University students and faculty, and regional artists in a juried art exhibit that opens July 1 and runs through September at the Knowledge Center.

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