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Tag Archives: green

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,…

Going green made easier

With Earth Day still fresh in our memories, you may be feeling overwhelmed with lifestyle choices you can make to save the planet. Fortunately, some of the tips you’ve heardmay not be worth trying. Usually, their impact is too small, or there are better ways to accomplish the same goal….

Making Your Bathroom Water Wise

Did you know the bathroom can be one of the biggest water users in your home? But, if you can manage the way your water flows, you can use less, save a lot, and keep your bathroom nice and green. First, find and repair any leaks in your bathroom. Although they are…

Campus Consciousness Tour Featuring Wiz Khalifa with Special Guest Mac Miller, Apr. 19

Wiz Khalifa, known for his hit single “Black and Yellow,” will be bringing Special Guest Mac Miller for a live show at NSU on Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour. The Campus Consciousness Tour, which combines the love for both music and the environment, aims…

Get caught up in Recyclemania!

NSU is pitted against Florida’s other colleges in a nation-wide recycling competition! Let’s band together to help the earth and show those other schools just how green we can be. For more information about recycling on campus and the Recyclemania competition, visit www.nova.edu/gogreen.

Green up your Thanksgiving

Here are some quick tips you can keep in mind to make your Thanksgiving a little more eco-friendly. Shopping for Food The usual rules for green shopping apply to Thanksgiving too. Try to buy local and/or organic foods and prepare them in environmentally friendly ways. Don’t forget to bring reusable grocery…

NSU Aging Stakeholders Luncheon and Networking Session

The Division of Clinical Operations (DCO) recently hosted the first Aging Stakeholders Luncheon and Networking Session. The meeting brought together organizations who serve older adults including NSU’s Senior Services Team, Walgreens, the Town of Davie, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 2-1-1 Broward, the Alzheimer’s Association, Memorial Healthcare, the American…

Green my Ride: Tips for a more environmentally friendly car

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need buy to a brand-new hybrid to make a green impact out on the open road. There are many things you can do with your car and driving habits to be as green as a traffic light: Take care of your car You should…

NSU Celebrates ‘America Recycles Day,’ Nov. 15

Join us at the Don Taft University Center on Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. ­– 2 p.m. to celebrate America Recycles Day.  Meet the NSU Shark Recycling Team, who will have free giveaways and information on the Shark Recycling efforts to date. They will also be encouraging everyone to take…

NSU President Speaks at Distance Learning Conference

NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., was one of the speakers at the Florida Distance Learning Association’s fall conference from Oct. 15 – 16. Sponsored by NSU, the conference was held at NSU’s Orlando Student Educational Center. Hanbury delivered opening remarks. The conference featured sessions on topics such as innovative…

OIT hosts Annual Technology Fair

The Office of Information Technologies and Digital Media (OIT) held the 12th Annual Technology Fair on Oct 15. The theme for the event was “Go Green with Technology.”  More than 400 faculty and staff attended the event at the Don Taft University Center.  The Fair featured exhibits from NSU employees…

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month

By: Marilyn Gordon Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist October 1 is designated as “World Vegetarian Day,”  but you have the whole month of October to enjoy the benefits of vegetarian cuisine. There are numerous reasons to “GO VEG,” even if it is just one…

Business School Professor Presents at Workshop, Conference in China

During the month of September, Bahaudin Mujtaba, D.B.A., professor of management at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, facilitated a workshop for faculty and students from the Department of Automotives at Chang, an University in Xi’an, China. The two-hour workshop was on Diversity Management and Leadership. While…

SHSS Faculty and Student to Present Workshop on Equine Therapy

Shelley Green, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), and Olivia Schlapfer Colmer, M.S., doctoral student in the department, will be present a day-long workshop entitled: “Equine Assisted Family Therapy: Utilizing Horses in Brief, Systemic, Clinical Work.” The…

Tips for Keeping the Big-Blue Green

Submitted by Adam St.Gelais, M.S., NSU Oceanographic Center Seventy percent of our beloved planet is covered in water. We rely on the ocean in many regards and healthy ocean equates to a healthy planet.  For example, more than 50% of the earth’s oxygen, the oxygen you and I breathe, is…

When in Doubt, Throw it Out

A lot of waste items feature the recycle symbol. However, it’s not always environmentally friendly to toss just any recyclable into a nearby blue bin. When waste is processed at a recycling plant, unsuitable recyclables are often caught by recycle facility sorters and are incinerated or land-filled – which is…

Beware Vampire Power: How to keep appliances from sapping your energy

“Vampire power” has many names: vampire load, vampire energy, standby power, phantom load, leaking energy, standby loss, idle current, phantom power, and ghost load. Despite all these names, they all define the same phenomena: when an electronic device continues to use electricity, even when switched off. Many common devices run…

Choosing Foods with Low Environmental Impact

(Source: www.slate.com) What you eat can have a big impact on the environment. Below are some general tips to make your diet more eco-friendly. The livestock industry uses a tremendous amount of land to sustain itself and a lot of energy goes into maintaining and growing healthy livestock (such as raising…

Compost at Home to Help the Environment

Composting is a simple way you can help the environment. By composting, you reduce the amount of organic material that enters landfills, which not only keeps the landfill from filling as quickly, but  also reduces the amount of methane gas the landfill produces. Methane is a major contributor to climate change….

Five tips for a greener office space

Use your own coffee mug and utensils: Styrofoam coffee cups and plastic utensils are not recyclable and take an extremely long time to biodegrade. Brew coffee at work in your own personalized mug and eat with utensils from home to cut down the waste from disposable cups and utensils. Start…