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Staying Green

A Greener Fixer-Upper: Green Remodeling Tips

Source: The Sierra Club As the average U.S. home size increases, demanding more energy and materials, living smaller is a surefire way to reduce your ecological footprint. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy thoughtful design and a simpler lifestyle. Here are tips for making the transition: A bigger house is…


Action Steps for Sun Safety – There’s plenty of Summer left – Protect yourself and your Children

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Download the Action Steps (PDF) (2pp, 79KB, About PDF). While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in a painful sunburn. It can also lead to more serious health problems, including…


EPA’s Fifteen Hot Tips for a Cool Summer

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a list of 15 tips for the summer season. Whether relaxing at home or off exploring the great outdoors there are many ways people can save money, cut energy costs and continue to protect the health of…


29 General Tips to Go Green (Can save you money too!)

Source: www.squidoo.com/agreenlife Every little bit is a step to help save the earth. If you want to learn more about the tip then just click on the link (if available) to go to a page that will elaborate on the topic. Change to Fluorescent Bulbs – If every house in…


EPA Launches Competition for College Students to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new design competition called the Campus RainWorks Challenge to encourage student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. Stormwater is a major cause of water pollution in…


Ten ways to make your home healthier

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1. Clear the air. Take the smoke-free pledge. Choose not to smoke in your home and do not permit others to do so. Small children are especially vulnerable to the health effects of secondhand smoke. Choose to smoke outside, if you must smoke. Moving to…


Five Quick Easy Ways to Be Green

Source: www.goinggreen.com For some of us, living a green life is not as easy as it sounds, so here are a few quick and easy ways you can go green: Check your tire pressure. Having your tire pressure at the appropriate psi can reduce strain on your engine and significantly…


RecycleMania Results!

The final results have been posted on the 2012 RecycleMania Contest. We are pleased to announce that NSU made a great showing!  Out of 605 schools, the university placed 80th overall (see RecycleMania 2012 Overall Results).  Among Florida schools, NSU placed 3rd overall (see RecycleMania 2012 Results- Florida Schools). Thanks…


Five Steps for GreenScaping your Yard

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1. Build and Maintain Healthy Soil With Compost and Mulch A teaspoonful of healthy soil contains about 4 billion organisms! This community of beneficial soil creatures keeps our landscapes healthy by: Creating a loose soil structure that allows air, water and plant root growth into…


GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Why GreenScape? Our yards are our outdoor homes: fun, beautiful, great spaces for relaxing. By taking care of our lawns and gardens properly, we can save money, time, and help the environment. GreenScaping encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and…


Secondhand Smoke Can Make Children Suffer Serious Health Risks

As you are aware, on July 1, 2012 NSU will join nearly 400 U.S. colleges and universities and become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. A healthy campus environment is of paramount importance to our university. We believe the adoption of this policy is the right decision and demonstrates our commitment…


National Poison Prevention Week ends Mar. 24

Source: US Environmental Protection Agency March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week. Protect your children from accidental poisoning by household substances. What’s the Danger? Every 13 seconds, U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call about someone being exposed to a poison. Forty percent of those cases involve a child under…


Things you should know about Mold

Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. If…


NSU Competes in Recyclemania 2012

Nova Southeastern University is one of over 600 colleges and universities competing in Recyclemania 2012 a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for measuring recycling and waste reduction. Recycling collection bins are all over campus so let’s keep filling them up. Although the competition runs from February 5 – March 30,…


Prevent Poisonings in Your Home

Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Every 13 seconds, U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call about someone being exposed to a poison. Forty percent of those cases involve a child under three years of age. According to the American Association of Poison Centers, more than 50 percent of…


NSU to Host Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo, Feb. 21

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host the Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo on Feb. 21 in the Don Taft University Arena. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 am; conference runs from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. Attendees can benefit from various expert presentations,…


Test your Home for Radon

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging Americans to take simple and affordable steps to test their homes for harmful levels of radon gas. Radon, a colorless odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon can seep into a home…


What you can do to help the environment – Drive Wise!

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Transportation consumes about 25 percent of the total energy used in the United States. Driving releases harmful chemicals and other air pollutants into the air. When, where, how, why and what you drive all play an important role in affecting air pollution. Here are some…


Got new toys? eCycle your old cell phone, computer, or TV!

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Plug-In To eCycling is a partnership program between EPA and leading consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and mobile service providers that fosters and promotes opportunities for Reusing and Recycling Electronics – eCycling: Helps others. Donating your used electronics benefits others by passing on ready-to-use or…


Look for the “Design for the Environment” label

Source: Environmental Protection Agency Look for products carrying the “Design for the Environment” label. This mark allows consumers to quickly identify and choose more products that are safer for their families and also help protect the environment. DfE uses scientific information to identify products designed to be safer for the…


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