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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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

Featured Sustainable Food Choices (Eagle Dining – while supplies last)
Lakeside
Honey Glazed Ham (featuring B&G Honey and Hunter Cattle Co. Ham)
Dining Commons
Coffee Grind’s Rubbed Beef Brisket (featuring Hunter Cattle, Three Tree Coffee Roasters)

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 and info tables at the rotunda include:

  • Sink the Boat Competition – create the least sinkable boat with recycled materials — the boat that holds the most weight will win a sustainable prize (Design Thinking with Dr. Angie Scott)
  • T-shirt tie-dye (Association of Pre-Health Professionals) CANCELLED
  • Trash to Treasure workshop (CfS)
  • Leave No Trace exhibit with rug-making from retired climbing rope (Southern Adventures)
  • Clothing, electronics and denim drive – ongoing ALL WEEK (GoodWill)
  • Savannah Earth Day Celebration info table (Welfed Savannah)
  • Ecology class exhibit
  • Interior Design class exhibit
  • University Wellness Program exhibit/activity
  • Department of Natural Resources info table
  • Campus waste reduction and recycling projects (EHS)

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

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

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Tuesday, April 11- Energy

Featured Sustainable Food Choices (Eagle Dining – while supplies last)
Lakeside
Slow Roasted Brisket (featuring Hunter Cattle Co. Beef)
Dining Commons
Fisheads Aquaponics Summer Crisp & Cherokee Summer Lettuce with Organic Vegetables (tomato & cucumbers from NLaws produce) served with local dressings from Braswells of Statesboro GA.

  1. Miso Sesame Scallion Vin.
  2. Extra Virgin Italian Vin.
  3. Creamy Vidalia Vin.
  4. Summer Tomato Vin.

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 smoothie with a human-powered smoothie bike blender! (CfS and EDS)
  • Fire starter kits (OAK)
  • Interior Design Class exhibits
  • Afterschool Garden Program (Sustainability Practicum)
  • Solar golf cart demo
  • Campus alternative energy projects (EHS)

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
  • 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

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

see video

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Wednesday April 12- Water

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 12 – 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!

Featured Sustainable Food Choices (Eagle Dining – while supplies last)
Lakeside
Fish Tacos (featuring Acadian Redfish from Sea to Table)
Dining Commons
Sea to Table Blueline Tilefish with a Georgia Pecan Citrus Brown Butter (local butter from Southern Swiss Dairy)

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:

  • Water taste test – can you tell the difference between bottled and tap water? (UWP and EDS)
  • Interior Design Class exhibits
  • Ecology class exhibits
  • Sustainable Seafood – Anthropology Class
  • Ogeechee Riverkeeper info table
  • Pick a Bug – Aquatic Ecology lab
  • Campus water sustainability projects (EHS)
  • Make a terrarium (CfS)
  • Sustainability Practicum- enabling cardboard recycling at an apartment complex

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
Join the Institute of Coastal Plain Science and CfS for an evening of short ocean films from Beneath the Waves followed by Q&A with a panel of marine experts from the region.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

see video

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Thursday, April 13- Food

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 12 – 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!

Featured Sustainable Food Choices (Eagle Dining- – while supplies last)
Lakeside
Oven Baked Mac & Cheese (featuring cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy)
Dining Commons
Mississippi Pot Roast (Hunter Cattle)

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 Food Fest
4:o0pm – 6:30pm, Williams Center Plaza (Rain location Union Commons)
Enjoy a great atmosphere and fresh produce too!

Exhibits & Activities at the Farmers Market include:

  • NIW registration table (CfS) – register and pick up your free sustainable t-shirt made with 3 plastic bottles
  • Plant Ecology class exhibits
  • Campus Community Garden exhibit
  • Ecology class exhibits

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

Dress in the Press Fashion Show  Cancelled
7:30pm Williams Center (Student Media)
Student groups will literally dress a team member in the press – with recycled student media from the year. This year’s theme is superheros.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

see video

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Friday, April 14- Transportation

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 12 – 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!

Featured Sustainable Food Choices (Eagle Dining –  while supplies last)
Lakeside
Fried Catfish (featuring Chesapeake Bay Blue Catfish from Sea to Table)
Dining Commons
Local Strawberry Shortcake (with all local dairy and Honey)

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

  • Interior design class exhibits
  • 1st Transit (campus bus)
  • Zip Car
  • Make a smoothie with our human-powered blender bike! (CfS)
  • Ecology class exhibits

Community Bike Ride
1-2pm
Meet at Russell Union Rotunda and tour some of the bike paths in the area (Botanic Garden to host)

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

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

see video

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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. Come find CfS and the Museum with the Sustainable Solutions exhibit!

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

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

see video

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Sunday, April 16- 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?

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 1st Floor

Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation
Ongoing all week, Union – near turn around entrance for easy drop-off
Accepted electronics include:
small electronics
computers and accessories
flat screen tvs (no picture tube tvs, please)
All clothing accepted
Denim Recycling
Ongoing all week, Union, Museum & Library – parking lot entrance

Worn denim will be recycled into insulation and used in interior wall panels by a local company (DIRTT) in Savannah

see video

Last updated: 4/13/2017

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