Sustainability Week 2010
September 13-17 will mark the UIC’s third annual Sustainability Week, five days of activities to help the campus learn how to conserve resources and build a more sustainable community. If you require any accommodations to participate in these events please contact Joe Iosbaker, 3-9816, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a chance to win gifts and prizes from local UIC-area businesses, pick up a Sustainability Week Participation Punchcard at any event and get your card stamped. The best prizes go to those who attend the most events!
September 13: Recycle
Book Recycling: All Week
Better World Books will have stations on both sides of campus set up to receive used books. See event page for more details.
Sign the Recycling Pledge Online: All Week
Did you know UIC’s recycling rate is over 40% (more than 2x the rate in 2010)? Take the pledge to help make Recycling at UIC an even bigger success!
September 14: Eat Local
Re-Thinking Soup: Vertical Farms in Chicago
SPHPI 160 (Gym) – NOTE SPECIAL WEST SIDE LOCATION
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s regular local, organic soup lunch + discussion moves to the west side of campus this week for a scheduled talk by John Edel, UIC Alumnus and founder of the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, who will discuss the CSMC’s latest efforts to create “The Plant,” an adaptive reuse project in Chicago’s historic Union Stockyards.
Hull-House Farmers’ Market
11:30AM – 4:30PM
Parking Lot 4 (Polk & Halsted Streets)
Get your week’s fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads, pastries and more from farmers and vendors located in the Chicago region. See website for details. Participation punchcards can be stamped at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum front desk to be eligible for prizes.
Film Screenings: Food, Inc.
SCE Montgomery Ward Lounge
Food, Inc. examines the US food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.
September 15: Reuse
Great Stuff Exchange
10AM – 2PM
SCE West Concourse
Bring reusable-but-unwanted office supplies to the Exchange, or stop by to pick up items for free! Open to all. See http://go.uic.edu/GSX for rules and more details.
Campus Electronics Recycling Collection
10AM – 2PM
Lot south of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Due to the sensitive nature of data often found on U of I equipment, unwanted computers and electronics in departments cannot simply be taken to recycling centers. Fill out the necessary forms at http://go.uic.edu/CERC and bring these items to the lot directly south of the Hull-House Museum.
Sustainability Lunch & Learn: Garbage & Global Climate Change
Noon – 1PM
Bring your lunch, hang out with other UIC community members, and learn something about the sustainability issues facing us today. President of Landfills+, Inc. and Earth & Environmental Sciences Research Professor Jean E. Bogner, PhD, will discuss how waste management can impact our greenhouse gas emissions. This is the first in a year-round monthly series on sustainability. Pastries from Greektown’s Pan Hellenic Bakery will be served.
September 16: Conserve Energy
Low-Cost Home Weatherization and Energy Efficiency
Noon – 1PM
Kate Yoshida, Chicago Conservation Corps volunteer, will help you teach low-cost strategies to reduce your home energy bill. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Solar Energy @ UIC
Noon – 1PM
SCE White Oak Room
Pete Kadens of SoCore Energy will be discussing the growth of the solar and sustainability industry as well as the employment prospects and employment strategies that individuals should deploy if they seek to work in the sustainability field. Light refreshments served, sponsored by SoCore Energy.
Order Energy Conservation Light Switch Stickers Online!
As part of the multi-year Unplug! campaign to reduce energy consumption on campus, visit http://go.uic.edu/lightswitch to order stickers for your office, department, or residence hall.
September 17: Walk, Pedal, Ride
9AM – 5PM
Parking Lot 4, Polk & Halsted Streets
Parking Lot J, Taylor & Paulina Streets
PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good. Come enjoy two temporary public parks made from transformed UIC parking lot spaces on both sides of campus.
Active Transportation Fair
11AM – 2PM
East Side Quad
Stop by the fair to learn more about bicycling and public transportation options on campus and in the Chicago region. Exhibitors include the Active Transportation Alliance, the Commuter Student Resource Center, Rapid Transit Cycleshop, ZipCar, I-Go, CTA, Mayor Daley’s Bike Ambassadors, and the Office of Sustainability.
Green Youth Revolution 1st General Meeting
Join one of UIC's student organizations for the year's first meeting as get reintroduced, talk about plans to improve UIC's sustainability effort, planned events for the semester, and open the floor to newcomers to voice their opinions. Afterwards, there will be a special presentation by the Office of Sustainability regarding recycling on campus.