Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to explore sustainability through interactive, educational, and fun Think Green Thursday events every Thursday when regular classes are in session from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Magnolia Patio of Reynolda Hall.

In the second year of the Think Green Thursday program, each month of events will be themed around a central issue, from waste reduction to event planning to fair trade. Participants are eligible to earn great rewards that will help support sustainable lifestyle choices. The theme for September is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – so be on the lookout for activities to help support your waste reduction efforts this month.

There will be something for everyone this year. While some events will be targeted toward students (like distribution of personal recycling totes), others are designed to provide knowledge and tools to empower faculty and staff. Many weeks’ activities will interface with Green Team Network efforts.

Look forward to these upcoming events:

  • September 15 – Choose to Reuse: Stop by to learn about the impacts of drinking single-serve bottled water and for a chance to earn your Choose to Reuse water bottle and campaign sticker. Once you have your bottle, be sure to check out the new bottle refilling station, located outside the Office of Sustainability. This pilot station provides filtered, chilled water with hands-free convenience. Let us know what you think.
  • September 22 – Conscious Consumer: Less is more. Think critically about your consumer choices with our Mystery X Conscious Consumer game. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win a fabulous prize.
  • September 29 – Upcycling: Join us for this fun craft-themed event. Learn how to make reusable shopping bags out of plastic grocery bags or t-shirts and enter a raffle to win a prize created from everyday items.

See you there!