Congratulations to Maggie McBride for taking action on the PPP website last week including the Sustainable Behaviors survey - she won $100 Amazon gift card!
Know Your Rates
1 kWh of electricity = $0.08
Total kWh consumed on campus since July 2016:
Reduction in electricity consumption
savings by energy type
Metric Tons of Carbon Saved
% Energy Savings
Carbon Cube in the UC and Survey Challenge
Check out the Carbon Cube in the UC atrium this week to learn more about your environmental impact. Also, take the "Sustainable Behaviors" survey and check off actions you are doing to save energy on the People.Power.Planet website by this Friday 11/10 to be entered to win a $100 gift card of your choosing.
UNC Sustainability in the News!
Great article on UNC sustainability in the Greeley Tribune!
The Great Divide IFC Nov 9th
On Nov. 9th International Film Series will be showing a documentary called The Great Divide about Colorado water rights with a large focus on sustainability. Our tagline for the film is as follows:
The Great Divide illustrates the timeless influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region. From Ancient Puebloan cultures and the gold rush origins of Colorado water law to agriculture, dams, diversions and conservation; the film reveals today’s critical need to cross “the great divide,” replacing conflict with cooperation.
Drug Take-Back Day on October 28
It is time to clean out your medicine cabinet. Participate in Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28. Safely dispose unused and expired medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There are two drop-off locations in Greeley and Evans:
- Greeley Police Headquarters, 2875 10th Street
- Sam’s Club parking lot, 3247 23rd Avenue
Drop off any unwanted prescriptions or over the counter medications. Not accepted are needles or sharps, mercury, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters or illegal drugs.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Disposing of medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards. When drugs are flushed down the toilet, they are introduced into the water system. Greeley’s Water Pollution Control Facility meets and often exceeds federal, state, and local requirements. Due to greater analytical sensitivity, very tiny amounts of compounds and drugs can be detected in conventional treatment plant outflow and end up in creeks, streams, and rivers. While there is no evidence these traces pose a risk to human health, scientists can sometimes find interference with aquatic organisms, and the issue continues to be studied.
Check the City of Greeley website at greeleygov.com for more details or contact Greeley Police Neighborhood Action Team officer, Arpad Bality, at 970-351-5361 for more information.