Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University

No Impact Week Event

Register here for No Impact Week! Registrants will get email updates on the many NIW events taking place on campus and are eligible to earn a NIW t-shirt made from plastic bottles recycled cotton. Earn your shirt in one of three ways:
1) Participate in a supervised NIW event from the schedule below
2) Complete a video challenge and tag us in your post or story on instagram  @gasouthernsustainability; twitter @CfS_GSU; or facebook @Center for Sustainability-Georgia Southern University
3) Participate in a sustainable action and show us that action at the Union Rotunda 11-1, M-F (i.e. bring a reusable water bottle/napkin/straw, ride your bike, etc.)

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.

consumption

2019 Schedule- updated regularly until No Impact Week begins

Sunday, April 7- Consumption

Sustainability Showcase
Opens at noon (library open hours), Henderson Library 2nd Floor Learning Commons near the Maker Space
Come see the 16 projects that were funded by student sustainability fees this year and learn how Georgia Southern is reducing its environmental impact.

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

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waste

Monday, April 8- Trash

Video Challenge: #byo

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
TBA

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
TBA

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 8– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor Atrium)
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
No Impact Week Registration will take place all week long. Officially register for No Impact Week for a chance to earn a t-shirt. Activities/workshops and info tables at the rotunda include:

  • No Impact Week Registration – register for a chance to earn a free t-shirt while supplies last (CfS)
  • Repair Workshop (Eco Reps & Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design students)
  • Green Ambassadors
  • DIY Room Freshener Spray (Eco Reps)
  • Campus waste reduction and recycling projects (DFS)
  • Oyster Research Display (Dr.John Carrol)

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.

Workshop: Protect the Planet and Earn a Paycheck:  Careers in Environmental Education
4pm, Georgia Southern Botanic Garden, Heritage Pavilion 1501 Bland Ave.
Experienced environmental educators will share their experiences regarding training, employment, and ways to find work doing what you love while protecting the planet. Free cookies provided!

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 2nd Floor

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

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 food

Tuesday, April 9- Food

Video Challenge: #buylocal

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
TBA

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
TBA

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 8– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor Atrium)
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 – register for a chance to earn a free t-shirt while supplies last (CfS)
  • Smoothie Bike–make your own smoothie (CfS & Dining Services)
  • Strawberry Taste Test (CfS)
  • Sustainable Fishing practices (Dr. Christine Bedore)
  • Food Waste activity (CfS)
  • OneHealth Club
  • Green Ambassadors
  • Cooking Demonstration (Wellness Office)

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 and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

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water

Wednesday April 10- Water

Video Challenge: #driptip

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
TBA

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
TBA

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 8– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor Atrium)
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:

  • No Impact Week Registration – register for a chance to earn a free t-shirt while supplies last (CfS)
  • DIY Bar Soap (CfS)
  • How much water do you use? (CfS)
  • Social Inequities of water access (Multi-Cultural Affairs Office)
  • Micro-plastics research/information (Dr. Loren Mathews)
  • Campus water reduction practices (DFS)
  • Green Ambassadors

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.

Recycled Boat Regatta
5pm First Race at @Education/Nursing Pond
Build a boat from recycled materials and race it across the Education/Nursing Pond. This year, we’ll have food trucks and a DJ at the event. If you don’t want to enter, come cheer on your favorites!

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 2nd Floor

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

Plastic Bottle Cap Collection to make Buddy Benches
Ongoing, drop boxes located at all recycling receptacles in Foy Music Building
These caps will be recycled into Buddy Benches, in support of young visionary’s project to create positive social spaces with recycled materials.

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energy

Thursday, April 11- Energy

Video Challenge: #ETOD (energy tip of the day)

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
TBA

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
TBA

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 8– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor Atrium)
Books not added to the collection will be be given away for FREE! Less Waste, More Books to Read!

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.

Eco-Model Residence Hall Tour
5-7 pm 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!

Environmental Community Cinema: A Plastic Ocean
7pm, 1119 Natural Sciences
Join us as we discover that researchers have found more plastic than plankton in the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre.

Unplug and Reboot
7:30-10pm Sweetheart Circle
Come out to Sweetheart Circle to Unplug and Reboot! Power down and reconnect with friends for this electricity-free evening. This is a no-phone event!

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 2nd Floor

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

Plastic Bottle Cap Collection to make Buddy Benches
Ongoing, drop boxes located at all recycling receptacles in Foy Music Building
These caps will be recycled into Buddy Benches, in support of young visionary’s project to create positive social spaces with recycled materials.

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transportation

Friday, April 13- Transportation

Sustainable Campus Dining (Eagle Dining)
Dining Commons
All items made with sustainable, organic, GMO-free products
TBA

Lakeside
The following sustainable items will be featured at our “Simply Sustenant” station
TBA

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, READ
April 8– End of Week (or before…while supplies last), Henderson Library (1st Floor Atrium)
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

      • No Impact Week Registration – register for a chance to earn a free t-shirt while supplies last (CfS)
      • Miller Mccord, Sustainability Practicum: “Sustainable Furnishings”
      • Green Ambassadors
      • Living Wall activity (Serve912)
      • Sustainability for the Built Environment research posters (Dr. Angie Scott)
      • Textiles for Interiors research posters (Dr. Angie Scott)
      • Smoothie Bike–make your own smoothie! (CfS)
      • Free Bike tune-ups (Southern Adventures)
      • Hughston Leaks, Sustainability Practicum: “Spreading the Word”

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.

Yoga at the Garden
5pm- 6pm, Heritage Pavilion, Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University, 1501 Bland Ave.
Unwind at the end of a long week with Yoga at the Garden. Mats provided if you don’t bring your own.

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 2nd Floor

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

Plastic Bottle Cap Collection to make Buddy Benches
Ongoing, drop boxes located at all recycling receptacles in Foy Music Building
These caps will be recycled into Buddy Benches, in support of young visionary’s project to create positive social spaces with recycled materials.

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giving back

Saturday, April 13- Giving Back

Spring into Statesboro
10-2, Downtown East Main St.
Spend your day downtown on East Main Street as we Spring into Statesboro. This spring festival is full of activities and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. The Great American Clean-Up will also be taking place during the event, so come out and help keep Statesboro beautiful!


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

Sustainability Showcase
Ongoing, Henderson Library 2nd Floor

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

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Sunday, April 14- 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 2nd Floor

Electronics and Clothing/Shoe Recycling
Ongoing, drop boxes located near Union Theater in the Russell Union

Last updated: 8/16/2019

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