Earth Month 2018

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Daily Sustainability Tips

Daily Sustainability Tips

When: All month long!

Where: UAB Sustainability Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

Follow us in April for daily tips to help you leave a smaller environmental footprint.

DIY Self Care Class

When: Monday, April 02, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where: Underground @ New Freshmen Residence Hall

Learn how to make natural self care products, including sugar scrub, lotion, and stress balls. Pizza provided for participants. Open to all UAB students. Registration required.

Check It Before You Chuck It

Check It Before You Chuck It

When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: Hill Student Center Amphitheater

With USGA and UAB Recycling, stop by to learn what household and residence hall items can and can’t be recycled. Students who bring a bag of recyclable items will receive a sustainable lifestyle prize.

World Without Waste

World Without Waste

When: Wednesday, April 4, 3:00-4:00pm

Where: Heritage Hall Building Room 102

Enjoy a presentation from Sarah Dearman, Sustainable Packaging Program Director for Coca-Cola North America, about their ambitious corporate waste reduction program. Ms. Dearman’s visit is co-supported by Coca-Cola North America and UAB Collat School of Business.

Happy Feet Movie on the Green with the Aquatic Nightmare and Upcycled T-shirt Screen Printing

Happy Feet Movie on the Green with the Aquatic Nightmare and Upcycled T-shirt Screen Printing

When: Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm; Rain Date Monday, April 9, 2018 5:30-8pm

Where: North Campus Green

Enjoy 3 events in one! Experience the “aquatic nightmare,” showcasing the impact of plastic pollution on the environment, to win a UAB Sustainability reusable water bottle. Bring your old t-shirts to upcycle with this year’s Earth Month screen print design from the UAB Department of Art and Art History. Watch Happy Feet with pizza dinner provided for the first 100 people, cosponsored by USGA!

Village Creek Cleanup with Village Creek Society

When: Saturday, April 07, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm

Where: Peace Baptist Church, 1300 10th St, Birmingham, AL 35214

Come out to help clean up litter and plant new trees along Village Creek with the Village Creek Society, the UAB Biology Department, and the UAB Regenerate Society. Village Creek is part of the watershed that provides drinking water to UAB. Please register so we have enough tools, gloves, and water for everyone.

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Spring Vegetable Gardening 101

Spring Vegetable Gardening 101

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Where: UAB Gardens *Rain Location: Heritage Hall Building Room 426

Bethany O’Rear, Jefferson County Regional Extension Agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, will give an overview of best practices for spring gardening with vegetables and small fruits. Lunch provided with registration.

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A Conversation about Sustainability

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: Edge of Chaos (4th Floor Lister Hill Library)

An interdisciplinary panel of professionals will share their perspectives on the importance of examining all subjects through a lens of sustainability, including social, environmental, and economic sustainability efforts. Panelists include Dr. Josh Robinson, Assistant Professor, Economics; Dr. Tina Reuter, Director of the UAB Institute for Human Rights and Associate Professor in the Departments of Government and Anthropology; Dr. Suzanne Judd, Associate Professor, Biostatistics; Dr. James McClintock, Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology; Dr. Hessam Taherian, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Moderated by Dr. Shauntice Allen, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences. Co-sponsored by the UAB Institute for Human Rights, UAB Honors College, and UAB Green Initiative, who will be tabling the event to provide tips for students to live sustainably in college.

Weigh the Waste

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm

Where: Commons on the Green

Who has the least amount of food waste on fried chicken night?! Willing diners will have their plates scraped to be entered to win UAB Sustainability prizes for having the lowest amounts of food waste. In partnership with UAB Campus Dining, this event will showcase reasons to “save the food.”

Sunset Yoga on the Green

Sunset Yoga on the Green

When: Monday, April 16, 2018, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Rain Date Monday, April 23, 5-6pm

Where: North Campus Green on brick pavers by the flagpoles

Join UAB Campus Rec yoga instructors for a one hour session outdoors. Please bring your own mat if you have one!

Hammock Hang Up & Chill Out Social

Hammock Hang Up & Chill Out Social

When: Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Where: The Hammock Park Behind Rast and Blount Halls

Enjoy the last day of classes and spring weather by hanging with UAB Sustainability! We’ll have free popsicles, music, lawn games, and outdoor equipment displays from our partners at UAB Adventure Recreation so you can plan your next outdoor adventure.

Spot the Trash Yeti

When: Popping up all month!

Where: All over UAB!

Spot the Trash Yeti, then take and post your photo with the Yeti on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to be entered to win a sustainable lifestyle starter kit--including bike helmet and u-lock, reusable water bottle, reusable cutlery kit, reusable market tote, etc. One starter kit per day per social media platform.

Spot the Litter

When: All month long!

Where: All over UAB!

Grounds staff at UAB spend more than a third of their time picking up litter. Litter that ISN’T picked up gets carried to the stormwater system in a rainstorm, where it ends up in creeks, rivers, and oceans. 9 billion tons of litter end up in the oceans every year. The only cure for litter is you!


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