Fruit Trees at Bee and President

Fruit Trees at Bee and President

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Earth Day is coming up!

 

Earth Day at MUSC will take place on April 12th in the horseshoe from 11 am to 2 pm. This is the fourth annual event of its kind and is free and open to all MUSC patients, staff, students, faculty and physicians as well as to visitors and interested public.

 

Highlights include:

 

  • Live music, local food, eco-crafts, soaps, bird feeders and plants
  • ·       Test drive a Nissan Leaf (100% Electric) *bring license and insurance card
  • ·       Bike registration and safety information
  • Learn to compost and plant some seeds
  • Rain Barrels, green cleaning and non-toxic gardening products for sale
  • Energy, water and waste reduction tips
  • Sign up with one of our local farmers for a CSA share
  • Taste medicinal herbal tea and get a massage
  • Hug an adoptable pet!
  • Door prizes include a home composter! Visit our website and register on-line if you cannot come to the event! Send a friend to get peanuts and kettle corn!

 

Sustainability is using resources efficiently. The goal of this event is to provide an educational opportunity for all those who want to lessen their impact on Planet Earth!

 

Note: Earth Day vendors will not use Styrofoam and plastic water bottles

 

For more information visit www.musc.edu/gogreen or like is on facebook http://www.facebook.com/MUSCgogreen

 

Contact info: Caroline Davila 843-792-9745 recycle@musc.edu

 

 

 

Where does MUSC recycle cardboard and paperboard? RecycleManiaWeek #7 Question

RecycleMania: recycle more and win a prize!

flattened cardboard

Flatten Cardboard

RecycleMania Question of the Week #7 – everyone gets a chance to win a prize!

RecycleMania is a friendly competition that encourages everyone to recycle more and creates awareness of existing programs on our campus.

Last year MUSC collected almost 300 tons of cardboard. Did you know that we are now collecting paper board along with the cardboard? MUSC has nine locations where cardboard is compacted, baled or just tossed into a dumpster for recycling. Housekeeping collects it daily/nightly and brings it to one of the recycling locations. Flattened cardboard and paperboard is a lot easier for them to carry and avoids trash collecting inside your box!

This week’s question is to find one of these nine locations! Email your answer to recycle@musc.edu to win a free prize of your choice!

Remember to recycle as much as you can to see if MUSC can rank in the top ten recyclers in the nation! For more information on the RecycleMania competition:

http://recyclemaniacs.org/

http://www.musc.edu/gogreen

 

RecycleMania Question of the Week #6

This week’s RecycleMania question:

  1. What day is Earth Day?
  2. What day is MUSC celebrating Earth Day this year?
  3. What day is the Charleston County Earth Day Festival?

Email your answer to recycle@musc.edu for a chance to win a prize!

The answer to last week’s question is:

  1. The #4 bin is blue
  2. Items that can be recycled in it: Plastics #1-7, glass and steel.
Karina in Volunteer Services, Julie in the Diabetes Center, Eileen McLaughlin, Lynn Ann in Student Accounting, Peggy in 10 West, Debbie in E&F, Morganne in COM2014, Mary in Weight Management, Alison Mantini, Gail in Women’s Services, Julie, CHP, Heather in HR, Vanathi Vignesh, Molly, Dietetic Intern, Morey in Patient Accounting, Amanda in Respiratory Care your answers were correct. The winner of this week’s drawing was Julie. Congratulations and thank you all for participating

Remember to continue to recycle as much as you can to see if MUSC can rank in the top ten recyclers in the nation! RecycleMania is a friendly competition that encourages everyone to recycle more and creates awareness of existing programs on our campus. For our latest ranking click here

RecycleMania: recycle more and win a prize!

RecycleMania Question of the Week #5

Go to our website: www.musc.edu/gogreen

Find a #4 bin on our bin selection page: what color is it and what items can be recycled in this type of bin?

Email your answer to recycle@musc.edu for a chance to win a meal ticket that can be used at any MUSC cafeteria.

Remember to recycle as much as you can to see if MUSC can rank in the top ten recyclers in the nation! For more information on the RecycleMania competition: http://recyclemaniacs.org/

 

South Carolina …

South Carolina Walk to School Day

Wednesday, March 7


Due to outstanding participation on International Walk to School Day held each October, South Carolina Safe Routes to School has decided to take it one step further with our very own day. This Wednesday, schools across the state are encouraging students to walk to and/or from school. Each school is in charge of setting up its own safety program for this initiative and is encouraged to educate participants on the benefits of walking and biking:

  • enhanced health from increased physical activity
  • improved air quality due to reduced automobile emissions in your school zone
  • safer streets due to less traffic congestion

Many schools have set up “park and walk” programs where students can gather at an off-site location near campus and walk the remainder of the way together. We encourage you to ask your student or call their school to find out how you can participate. The Post and Courier has also shared some important reasons why your kids should walk this Wednesday.

South Carolina …

South Carolina Walk to School Day

Wednesday, March 7


Due to outstanding participation on International Walk to School Day held each October, South Carolina Safe Routes to School has decided to take it one step further with our very own day. This Wednesday, schools across the state are encouraging students to walk to and/or from school. Each school is in charge of setting up its own safety program for this initiative and is encouraged to educate participants on the benefits of walking and biking:

  • enhanced health from increased physical activity
  • improved air quality due to reduced automobile emissions in your school zone
  • safer streets due to less traffic congestion

Many schools have set up “park and walk” programs where students can gather at an off-site location near campus and walk the remainder of the way together. We encourage you to ask your student or call their school to find out how you can participate. The Post and Courier has also shared some important reasons why your kids should walk this Wednesday.

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