Sustainability Committee at The University of Tulsa plans spring events

Sustainability Committee plans spring events

The University of Tulsa Sustainability Committee is excited to promote campuswide engagement through annual recycling activities this spring. All students are encouraged to participate in the eight-week Recyclemania competition, beginning Feb. 6. See below for a list of upcoming events.sustainability

Feb. 8 – School-wide Waste Audit
We are going to gather data on what we, as a campus community, are wasting with special emphasis on plastics.

Feb. 13 – Plastics Awareness Forum, 6-8 p.m., Student Union Alcove
Enjoy food from Eloté and learn about the dangers of plastic! This plastics awareness event will educate our campus community about plastic, how it is harmful, how it is used on campus and what we can do about making ourselves healthier and our campus and more sustainable.

Feb. 23 – Green Team at the TU Men’s Basketball Game, 7 p.m., Reynolds Center
During the game, the TU Green Team will pick up recyclables and interact with fans about the importance of recycling.

March 1 – E-waste event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., venue TBA
Recycle your batteries, cell phones, computers and any electronics that have outlasted their usefulness. TU is teaming up with the Tulsa Metropolitan Environmental Trust for this yearly event.

March 6-10 – Caught you Green-Handed!
The Sustainability Committee will surprise TU students, faculty and staff with prizes for recycling!

March 22 – “Before the Flood,” 6-8 p.m., Chapman Lecture Hall, food afterward at Blue House
Watch this documentary about waste and your carbon footprint, hosted by and starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

March 31 – Recycling pledge and membership drive, noon Student Union 
Join our growing student group!

April TBA
In April, the Sustainability Committee will host an Earth Day event on Harwell Field for hundreds of local elementary students. We also will plant a 150-square-foot Monarch Way Station in mid-April. Like us on Facebook for updates on all of our activities.