Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University

No Impact Week

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

No Impact Project logo

Georgia Southern has the longest running No Impact Week program in the country.

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.

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2017 Schedule- More events added daily

Sunday, April 9- 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 18 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 10- Trash

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 at the rotunda TBA, including

Prescription Drug Drop Off:
What to Drop
1. Expired and Unused Rx and OTC medications (i.e. cough syrup)
2. Medication samples
3. Medicated lotion/drops/and unopened Epi-pens
What not to Drop
1. Needles/Lancets/Syringes, Thermometers and IV Bags
2. Nursing, Group Home Waste and Bloody or Infectious Waste
3. Hydrogen Peroxide
4. Personal Care Products (soap, shampoo, etc.)

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.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Tuesday, April 11- Energy

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 at the rotunda TBA, including
No Impact Week Planetarium Celebration
Dynamic Earth – Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation

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  • 4:00 – 4:30 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

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

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Wednesday April 12- Water

Exhibits & Activities at the Rotunda
11am – 1pm, Russell Union Rotunda

Grow your own
2-3pm, Botanic Garden
A vegetable gardening workshop by Josh Jones about soil, sustainable planting, irrigation and other basic water conserving practices when growing your own vegetables.

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

4th Annual Ocean Film Festival
6:30-8:30pm, Union Theater

Sustainability Showcase
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Thursday, April 13- Food

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.

Campus Farmers Market
4:30pm – 6pm, Union Commons (indoors)
Enjoy a great atmosphere and fresh produce too!

Exhibits & Activities at the Farmers Market TBA

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

Dress in the Press Fashion Show
7:30pm William Center

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Friday, April 14- Transportation

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 TBA

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

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

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Saturday, April 15- Giving Back

Savannah Earth Day Festival
11-4 Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA
This is a celebration of environmentally responsible living and business in coastal Georgia. It is Savannah’s largest environmental outreach event of the year and the largest educational Earth Day event in the state of Georgia.

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

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

 

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Last updated: 3/29/2017

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CfS) • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5895