They will be filling in some raised beds with soil and preparing a large area for their fall crop. UNCSA Residence Life has organized for us to give them a hand as our "Saturday in Service" of the month.
Meet at Performance Place at 9:15am on Saturday, Sep. 15 morning if you'd like to come!
At our interest meeting, we talked about all the exciting activities we want to do this year:
• Service Projects - Campus clean-up, Habitat, Community Gardens, etc.
• Movie Screenings
• Educational meetings and seminars
• Visits to local shops, the farmers' market, and farms
We watched "The Story of Change," an inspiring 6-minute video about eco-activism. Check out the other videos and resources at the web page:
This year, our dining hall will be Composting our food scraps and food waste through a collaboration with Gallins Family Farm, located here in Winston-Salem.
Additionally, we have committed to sourcing at least 10% local food in the dining hall, a significant step in the right direction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food transportation.
Sun 4/22 @ 12pm: Picnic for the Planet in The Elephants!
*Limited to the first 30 who sign up, so don't wait.*
Wed 4/25 @ 6:30p: FARM TOUR CANCELLED.
Sat. 4/28 10a-5p: PEA Earth Day Fair - The Dixie Classic Fair Grounds.
We hope that you will be as excited as we are about this initiative and if you have any questions about this or other sustainability actions, please contact Facilities Management at 336-770-3323.
Submitted by Jamie Moore, Manager of Landscape Services (UNCSA Every Friday E-Mail 3-30-12)
The items that will be composted are:
· produce waste
· uncolored paper products
· egg shells
· table scraps
· coffee grounds/filters
· plant and floral waste.
• On average, our food travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate.
• Every year, the amount of arable cropland decreases by about 37,000 square miles due to soil erosion.
• 23% of everything we throw away could be composted.
• The average American has a greater greenhouse gas impact from the FOOD they eat than transportation from cars and planes combined!
Come learn about how YOU can make a difference!
Look out for some changes in the computer lab! The computers will have power-save mode enabled, and automatic duplex printing will be set as the default.
Our campus has a serious cigarette butt issue. Even away from the Elephants, over 50% of what we picked up was butts. NASTY.
THANK YOU: Britney for the boom box, Liliana for the cookies, Bogie for the gloves, Jamie for the other supplies, Kelly for the bags, and everyone for their hard work!
Feb. 10 Noon-1:30pm