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Tag Archives: recycle

Lower School Student Leaders Introduce Earth Day Assembly

University School’s Green Team proposed and organized the first Lower School Earth Day Assembly and digital photography contest to propel fellow students to more actively recycle and to feel a greater sense of urgency about protecting our planet. At the heart of the effort were three grade 5 students –…

Aluminum Recycling

Source: http://www.epa.gov Aluminum cans are lightweight, convenient, portable, and keep beverages cold. They are often used to package soda, beer, and other beverages, and account for nearly all of the beverage packaging market for some products. Just the Facts In 2010, the United States generated about 1.9 million tons of…

NSU’s Weeklong Celebration of Earth Day to Feature Faculty Talks, Tree-Planting, Ends April 22

Because Earth deserves more than a single day of recognition, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host a weeklong series of on-campus events celebrating our planet—from talks revealing Earth secrets to a special tree-planting ceremony. The following events are free and open to the NSU community. For more…

How Can I Reduce Garbage?

Source: http://recyclingfacts.org/ There are a number of ways you can reduce garbage. Remember, the less garbage, the less items that need to be recycled! Here is a list of some of the things you can do to reduce garbage: Use a reusable lunch bag or box; you won’t need to…

Recycling Statistics and Facts

Source: www.all-recycling-facts.com Recycling statistics on paper Forests are being cut and trees are being felled at an unimaginable rate of 100 acres per minute. All this to produce paper which is normally used and disposed without much thought. A plant takes a minimum of 15 to 20 years to grow…

Facts about Going Green & Recycling

Source: www.ehow.com Facts about Going Green & Recycling 1. Separating Recyclable Items Some localities are going to single-stream recycling; that is, all recyclables are placed in one container. However, if you are still required to separate recyclables, or you just want to, separate them into these categories: Paper, which includes…

Get to Know Nature

Source: pbs.org Even city-dwellers can learn to love nature with these earth-friendly ideas. 1. Become a nature watcher Spend some time with your child just sitting in your backyard or in a park observing the plants and animals around you. Talk about what you see. It can be fun to…

5 Tips to Help Protect our Earth

Source: www.all-recycling-facts.com Here are some tips to make your journey in protecting our earth a smoother one. Recycling tips 1: Start small To make a difference, you don’t have to start big. Remember, every effort counts, small or big. A small start is better than not at all, and it…

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 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…

A Handy Guide to Recycling Symbols

Source: thedailygreen.com   Have you ever been curious about the numbered recycling symbols that label all of the plastic you deal with everyday? These nifty markers are actually guides to tell you what type of plastic the item is made of, and as such, whether or not it can be…

Recycle your E-Waste in an Environmentally and Socially Responsible Way

Source: slate.com Computers, TVs, cell phones, and other electronic waste can be tricky and dangerous to recycle because they contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury, and cadmium. Worse yet, e-waste often ends up in makeshift salvage yards in third world countries, where workers use personally and environmentally dangerous methods to…

Giving New Life to Old Clothes

Many people do not realize it, but old clothes can be recycled for a variety of uses. Nearly all clothes can make good dusting and wiping rags. However, some can be remade as stuffing, quilts, gift wrapping, protective dust and scuff coverings, and even new clothes. But, even though old…

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…

Did You Know?

Recycling 100 lbs. or a 36 inch stack of newspaper saves… 73 kilowatt hours of electricity About 14% of the average residential electric bill Enough to light a 100-watt bulb more than 700 hours 2 gallons of gasoline Recycling 100 lbs. of glass… Saves 29 kilowatt hours of electricity Lights…

Easy Ways to Recycle and Reduce Waste

Source: www.ourearth.org Look for products marked with “Post-Consumer Content” and “Recycled Content” Computer printer paper, notebooks, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic products, and many other household items can be found that are made from at least partially recycled materials. Reusable bags Rather than using paper or plastic bags, use reusable…

10 Easy Ways to be Green

(Compiled list provided by www.ourearth.org) 1. Reduce: Just by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving, you can save more than 200 gallons of water per month. Here are some other effective ways you can help to conserve resources … • Turn off the lights when leaving a…