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UNC Charlotte Recycling Dept. to Host Green Tour on Sept. 23rd

The Recycling Department will be providing a tour of campus highlighting UNC Charlotte’s GREEN features (first LEED building, GEMS, our composting area, Contraction and Demolition recycling collection, and other GREEN features on campus).

On Tuesday Sept 23rd at 5pm (regularly scheduled day and time for an EARTH Club meeting), we will meet at the GREENHOUSE and then board the 3 UNC Charlotte 15 passenger vans and tour the campus.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP with Kathy Boutin-Pasterz, the UNC Charlotte Recycling Coordinator, at kboutin (at) uncc (dot) edu.

Earth Club Rocks at the Dave Matthews Band Concert in Charlotte

Earth Club spent this past Tuesday evening tabling at the Dave Matthews Band concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte. We got to hang out with awesome folks from Reverb, the Bama Green Project, and of course, the UNC-Charlotte Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. A huge thanks goes to Josh from the Bama Green Project for including us in the EcoVillage. Here are a few pictures from the event.

The last picture is the best pic I could get of Dave Matthews. He was absolutely amazing. There will be a few more concerts at Verizon this summer for those who want to be included. Give us a shout at earth (at) uncc (dot) edu if you want to be in the loop.

Peas and carrots.

From Footwear to the Playground

I came across a pretty cool program while trying to look for ways to ditch my worn out New Balance tennis shoes, and while I disagree with many of the practices of the corporation who sponsors the program (duh), I have to give credit where it’s due.

Nike will accept used footwear as part of their “Reuse-A-Shoe” program to make recycled athletic surfaces, like basketball courts and tennis courts. It takes approximately 2,500 pairs of shoes to make one basketball court.

While this program is nifty, it doesn’t let Nike off the hook for all of the other crap it does.

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