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The latest news from our campus, our community and our friends on social media about sustainability at University of Northern Colorado.

November 5, 2018

Free Documentary Screening!

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Students in Environmental Ethics are hosting a screening of the documentary, The Smog of the Sea.  Come out Wednesday night at the Unveristy Center to hear about how you can make a difference in keeping our oceans beautiful!

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October 5, 2018

Behind the Scenes Energy Use Tour

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You're invited to attend a Behind the Scenes Energy Use Tour of Tobey Kendel on October 16th at 2:30 p.m. Come learn about tsome of the major mechanical systems on campus, how buildings use energy and why you make a difference! Space is limited so email info@peoplepowerplanet.com to reserve your spot today!

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By: Natalie Stevens - City of Greeley / August 13, 2018

Water Efficiency on Campus: Top 10 Tips

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Welcome back to campus, UNC Bears. The Greeley Water Conservation Program is on a mission to help people save water.  Water efficiency on campus is simple and good for the environment on campus and at home.

  1. Don't let the water run when you brush your teeth, wash your face or shave.

  2. Take shorter showers. A five-minute shower will save water. Turn the shower off when soaping up and turn it back on to rinse off.

  3. Only run full loads in the washing machine. Use the load selector to match the water level to the size of the load.

  4. Never use the toilet as an ashtray or a wastebasket.

  5. Report leaky plumbing and excessive lawn watering. Contact facility maintenance on campus to fix these problems.  If living off campus, contact your landlord with these concerns.

  6. Use one glass or water bottle a day to reduce dirty dishes.

  7. Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of waiting for the water to get cold before you fill your glass. Or fill up your water bottle at a drinking fountain.

  8. If you don’t finish a glass of drinking water, don’t dump it down the drain.  You can water a household plant, put it in a pet’s water bowl, or save it to drink later.

  9. A better alternative to washing your car yourself is to take it car to a commercial car wash that recycles its water. A commercial car wash can use water more efficiently and are designed to handle the dirt, salts, oil, and grease that wash off the vehicle.

  10. When washing dishes by hand, use a sink full of water instead of continuously running the faucet.

To get more water conservation tips, visit the Greeley Water Conservation Program Web site at greeleygov.com/wc.  @GreeleyWater is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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May 16, 2018

MEP Team Celebration

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MEP Breakfast Celebration

A special thanks to UNC's MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) team for all of their help since early last year implementing low- and no-cost energy-saving opportunities which have led to over $200,000 in energy cost savings!

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April 30, 2018

Solar-powered Speaker Winners

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Solar-powered speaker reward

Congrats to Brittany Morgan, Michelle Ka, Zak King, Jackson Hobbs, and Jennifer Mobley on winning a solar-powered speaker for earning the most People.Power.Planet points this year! Thanks to everyone for helping to make UNC more sustainable and for participating in the People.Power.Planet campaign – we are looking forward to another year of fun energy-saving and sustainability challenges!

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