Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University

No Impact Week

Register here for No Impact Week! Registrants are eligible to claim a NIW t-shirt made from plastic bottles and will get email updates on the many NIW events taking place on campus.

The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse.  It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life. It’s not about giving up creature comforts but an opportunity for you to test whether the modern “conveniences” you take for granted are actually making you happier or just eating away at your time and money.

Listen to Colin Bevan- aka No Impact Man – tell you about the No Impact Project
Georgia Southern has the longest running No Impact Week program in the country.

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2018 Schedule- updated regularly until No Impact Week begins

Sunday, April 8- Consumption

Sustainable Solutions Exhibit
Museum 2 – 5pm
Sustainable Solutions gives examples of how our ecological footprint impacts the world and how we can “be green while saving green” by making technology and lifestyle choices for a greener world. The exhibit will be on display all week.

Sustainability Showcase
Opens at noon (library open hours), Henderson Library 1st Floor Exhibit space
Come see the 13 projects that were funded by student sustainability fees this year and learn how Georgia Southern is reducing its environmental impact.

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Monday, April 9- Trash

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Twist

Mix Berry Cake

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
Blackened Chesapeake Bay Catfish (sourced from Sea to Table)
Freeman’s Mill Whole Grain, Stone Ground Grits (from right here in Statesboro!)

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 9– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor)
Books not added to the collection will be be given away for FREE! Less Waste, More Books to Read!

Exhibits & Activities at the Rotunda
11am – 1pm, MOVED INDOORS TO RUSSELL UNION COMMONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
No Impact Week Registration will take place all week long. Officially register for No Impact Week for a chance to win a t-shirt. Activities/workshops and info tables at the rotunda include:

  • Art from Trash/Zero Waste Workshop (CfS)
  • Natural Dyes (CfS)
  • Forever Flowers (CfS)
  • Recycling dos and don’ts (CfS)
  • Make your own paper (Green Ambassadors)
  • Leave No Trace exhibit (Southern Adventures)
  • Campus waste reduction and recycling projects (EHS)
  • Savannah Earth Day promotion

Wildlife Center Program of the Day
3:30pm, Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for the afternoon program focused on the theme of the day.

26th Joseph LeConte Lecture: Dr. Kathryn Cottingham, Dartmouth Professor of Arts and Sciences presents – “Arsenic in Water and Food: What Might it Mean for You and Your Family?”
7pm, 1119 Natural Sciences
Chronic, low-level exposure to arsenic is associated with skin lesions; skin, lung, and bladder cancer; vascular diseases; low birth weight; increased susceptibility to infection; and reduced IQ. Humans are generally thought to be exposed to the more toxic, inorganic form primarily through drinking water. In addition, an emerging body of work suggests that elevated concentrations of arsenic in common food items – including rice and rice-based products, fish and seafood, and beer/wine – may pose an additional risk to consumers. Dr. Cottingham’s presentation will highlight her recent collaborative work in this area, including cohort studies that recruit pregnant women who drink water from private wells.

Art from Trash in the Library’s Makerspace
Ongoing 3pm Monday – noon Friday; Henderson Library’s 2nd floor Makerspace, inside the Learning Commons
Come turn trash into treasures in this zero waste activity.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Tuesday, April 10- Food

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Lemon Parsley Organic Fingerling Potatoes

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
Shrimp Scampi (utilizing wild caught shrimp from US waters in the Gulf of Mexico)

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 9– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor)
Books not added to the collection will be be given away for FREE! Less Waste, More Books to Read!

Farmers Market Festival
10am – 2pm, Russell Union Rotunda
Our one big campus farmers market of the season. Join dozens of local vendors for delicious produce, baked goods, honey, ready-to-eat food, crafts and more. Live music, lunch and activities for all!

  • No Impact Week Registration – free t-shirt with registration while supplies last (CfS)
  • Nutrition Education (Health and Kinesiology class)
  • Cooking workshops with celebrity chefs
  • Herb planting (CfS)
  • Seasonal buying (CfS)
  • Sustainable Seafood (Tookes)
  • Food Waste at Georgia Southern (College of Public Health)
  • Ecology class displays (Colon Gaud)
  • Campus Community garden tours (CfS)
  • Composting and compost sifting (CfS)
  • Local food samples (Green Ambassadors)
  • Health Hut with Project Mason Bee (UWP and CfS)
  • Sustainability Practicum Project: Don’t Be Shellfish: Coastal Oyster Recycling and Restoration (Taylor Smith)

Social Justice and Sustainability: the unknown story
12-1:30 Russell Union room 2080
Join the Center for Sustainability to discuss how social justice fits into the world of sustainability just as easily as environmental sustainability. We will discuss social equity, environmental racism, and how these have a larger affect on maintaining an equitable society for all.

No Impact Week Planetarium Celebration
Dynamic Earth – Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm

The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson.
Running time: 25 minutes
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnSmFC-JgvQ
All shows at Georgia Southern Planetarium

Get to Know Your Sustainable Garden Tour
3pm, Georgia Southern Botanic Garden, 1501 Bland Ave.
Meet at the new entrance to take a tour of all the Garden’s Sustainability Fee projects, including the Grow Zone, and try a sample of the food they grow. Take home a free plant!

Wildlife Center Program of the Day
3:30pm, Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
9am – 4:30pm, Museum

Eco-Model Residence Hall Tour
6-8pm, Eagle Village Clubhouse
Join the Eco-reps for a tour to learn how to reduce your footprint in your residence hall or your off-campus apartment! Participants will be entered for a chance to win a zero-waste swag bag including bamboo toothbrushes, shampoo bars, beeswax napkins, reusable to-go containers, and more!

Art from Trash in the Library’s Makerspace
Ongoing 3pm Monday – noon Friday; Henderson Library’s 2nd floor Makerspace, inside the Learning Commons
Come turn trash into treasures in this zero waste activity.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Wednesday April 11- Water

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Twist
Mix Berry Cake

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
Seared Acadian Redfish (sourced from Sea to Table)

Yoga in the Garden
8:30am, Botanic Garden Pavilion, , 1501 Bland Ave.
Bring your own mat and start your day off right with some centering yoga.

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 9– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor)
Books not added to the collection will be be given away for FREE! Less Waste, More Books to Read!

Exhibits & Activities at the Rotunda
11am – 1pm, Russell Union Rotunda
No Impact Week Registration will take place all week long. Officially register for No Impact Week for a chance to win a t-shirt. Activities/exhibits at the rotunda include:

  • Make your own laundry detergent (CfS)
  • Where’s the Water? (CfS)
  • Aquatic Ecology Lab – pick-a-bug! (Checo Colon-Gaud)
  • Ogeechee Riverkeeper information
  • Sustainability Practicum: The Environmental Benefits of Green Roof Systems (Andrew Easterwood)
  • Campus water sustainability projects (EHS)
  • Timed playlists for the shower (CfS)
  • Sustainability Practicum: Implementing best management practices to control stormwater on the Savannah Country Day School campus (Diana Gambone)
  • Sustainability Practicum: Thinking on Top (Taylor Christner)
  • Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems: How Algae Plays a Role (Sarah Rogers- Honors Project)

Wildlife Center Program of the Day
3:30pm, Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Brian Thorn, Rochester Institute of Technology – The Emergence of Industrial Ecosystems
7pm-8pm, 1004 IT Building
This talk will describe the industrial ecosystem, a useful model for addressing industrial waste.

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
9am – 4:30pm, Museum

 Art from Trash in the Library’s Makerspace
Ongoing 3pm Monday – noon Friday; Henderson Library’s 2nd floor Makerspace, inside the Learning Commons
Come turn trash into treasures in this zero waste activity.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Thursday, April 12- Energy

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
Spicy Tuna Crostini
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
Low Country Shrimp and Grits (utilizing wild caught Gulf Shrimp and Freeman’s Mill Grits)

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 9– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor)
Books not added to the collection will be be given away for FREE! Less Waste, More Books to Read!

Exhibits & Activities at the Rotunda
11am – 1pm, Russell Union Rotunda
No Impact Week Registration will take place all week long. Officially register for No Impact Week for a chance to win a t-shirt. Activities/exhibits at the rotunda include:

  • Vampire Energy (CfS)
  • Make a smoothie with our human-powered blender bike! (CfS and Eagle Dining)
  • LED vs. CFL lightbulbs (CfS)
  • Lights out sticker reminders (CfS)
  • Stand4Forests (Green Ambassadors)
  • Sustainable Materials and Methods for Interior Environments Class Project (Scott’s class)
  • Ecology class projects (Colon Gaud’s class)
  • Campus alternative energy projects (EHS)

Wildlife Center Program of the Day
3:30pm, Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
9am – 4:30pm, Museum

Environmental Community Cinema: Landfill Harmonic
7pm, 1119 Natural Sciences
In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ingenuity to craft instruments out of recycled materials – and a youth orchestra is born. Landfill Harmonic is a symphony of the human spirit. http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.com/

Art from Trash in the Library’s Makerspace
Ongoing 3pm Monday – noon Friday; Henderson Library’s 2nd floor Makerspace, inside the Learning Commons
Come turn trash into treasures in this zero waste activity.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Friday, April 13- Transportation

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
Gator Bait Sliders
Fish Tacos

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
Seared Trout w/Garlic and Basil (utilizing wild caught Steelhead Trout from US waters and fresh basil grown right here at Lakeside)

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 9– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor)
Books not added to the collection will be be given away for FREE! Less Waste, More Books to Read!

Bike to Campus Day
Prizes at the Rotunda 11-1 for all bike riders!

Activities at the Rotunda
11am – 1pm, Russell Union Rotunda
Displays and Exhibits include

  • Bring your bike for a mobile tune up with a bike tech (Southern Adventures)
  • Bus etiquette (Green Ambassadors)
  • 1st Transit (campus bus)
  • Zip Car
  • Seasonal buying (CfS)
  • Lifecycle of an item (CfS)
  • Interior Design class displays (Barrett’s class)
  • Sustainability Practicum Presentation – From Green Ambassador to Green AmbassadorS: Reviving a Green Student Organization (Holly Kight)
  • Interior Design Program: Sustainable Materials and Methods for Interior Environments Class Project (Scott’s class)

Wildlife Center Program of the Day
3:30pm, Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program at 3:30 pm focused on the theme of the day.

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
9am – 4:30pm, Museum

Art from Trash in the Library’s Makerspace
Ongoing 3pm Monday – noon Friday; Henderson Library’s 2nd floor Makerspace, inside the Learning Commons
Come turn trash into treasures in this zero waste activity.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Saturday, April 14- Giving Back

ArtsFest
10-3, Sweetheart Circle
An annual festival celebrating the arts and arts education through performances, exhibiting and demonstrating artists, and hands-on activities and games. CfS will host an Art from Trash ArtStop.

Wildlife Center Program
2pm, Wildlife Center
Join the Wildlife Center for their afternoon program

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
2pm – 5pm, Museum

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

 

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Sunday, April 15- Reflection

Take some time to relax and enjoy with friends and reflect on your week of a no impact lifestyle. What did you enjoy? What was challenging? What will you keep for the future?

Sustainable Solutions exhibit
2pm – 5pm, Museum

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

 

 

 

Last updated: 4/11/2018

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