Green Games February Program – DIY

January 30, 2019

Print or download the February Program Theme. The Importance of do-it-yourself Did you know that the garbage from fast food restaurants make up 50% of street waste? By making your own food you can reduce waste from restaurants like Styrofoam … Continued

Green Games January Program – Energy Reduction

January 15, 2019

Print or download the January Program Theme. Why is it important? The United States, like most industrial countries, relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. These fossil fuels are non-renewable, which means they use finite resources … Continued

Green Games December Program – Sustainable Holidays

December 4, 2018

Print or download the December Program Theme. Did you know? Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to … Continued

Fisher Scientific Cooler Reuse Program Begins

November 29, 2018

Procurement Services, Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and Fisher Scientific are excited to begin a new Fisher Scientific Biologicals Cooler and Gel Pack Reuse Program. Fisher Scientific-branded white containers were added this week added to select recycling areas around … Continued

Green Games November Program – Recycling Right

October 31, 2018

Print or download the November Program Theme Why is it important? Do your residents know what they can and can’t recycle on campus? Do they know where to recycle things on campus? Do they know what happens to the recycling … Continued

Green Games October Program – Environmental Justice

September 21, 2018

Print or download the October Program Theme What is Environmental Justice? Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of … Continued

Green Games September Program – Plastic Film

September 11, 2018

Print or download the September Monthly Program Theme What is Plastic Film? Plastic film is thin polyethylene plastic used for wraps, packaging or commercial/retail use bags. Polyethylene (PE) film may have a #2 HDPE or #4 LDPE label. Why Can’t … Continued

Recycling Ambassadors Greet Students at Move-in

August 14, 2018

When students return this weekend for the start of the fall semester, more than 8,000 students will arrive on campus to move into University housing. As students and their families begin unpacking carloads of clothes, bedding and dorm supplies, a … Continued

Recycle your Styrofoam – Aug. 13-20

July 27, 2018

It’s that time of year again! During the week surrounding student move-in (Aug. 13-20), UNC’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR) will be staging a tractor trailer in the Branson basketball court in Odum Village for Styrofoam recycling. During … Continued

Student Move-Out Reminder: Don’t Ditch It, Donate It!

April 17, 2018

As you prepare to move out of your on-campus residence, you may decide not to keep some items, but remember that your “trash” may be a non-profit’s treasure! By making a conscious choice to donate your unwanted items during move-out, … Continued