We are suggesting and pushing the concept of sustainability through a program which will allow residents to tie dye their old shirts or other clothing items.
I will provide craft supplies, flower seeds, and potting soil so residents can transform their old bottles into makeshift flower pots. Residents will be instructed to bring empty plastic water bottles and I will also bring a few extra. I will also talk to residents about other ways they can "transform" old items into new ones--clothing, used paper, etc.
In this program residents will have the opportunity to make old belongings, that serve no use, and give them a new purpose. With puffy paint, scissors and tie dye residents will be able to decorate and create a complete new style of clothing from old clothes that they already possess. Many residents have been wanting to have hall T-shirts, so this is a great opportunity to make shirts with a si...
Come learn new ways to reuse and repurpose household items!
We have a recycling bin in the main office, where residents can bring old/used books and/or textbooks. The books will either be used for teaching literacy in countries where literature is limited, or they will be recycled.
Make jewelry out of recycled paper and popsicle sticks. Eat the popsicles and then make the bracelets.
Residents of Leonardo House! Join your housemates in an epic white elephant gift exchange for the holidays! The rules are simple: bring a gift, wrap it up, and let the gift trading begin! There's just one twist... no money can be spent in the making of your present! This is a swap meet-style white elephant, where all gifts are items that you already have or can make out things you already have!...
Bring in clothing you don't want and exchange it with other people's clothing that they also no longer want.
Have residents give and take clean clothing!
Wondering where are the paper towels went? I can tell you where they went and why they aren't coming back. UCSC's Zero Waste by 2020 is what you need to know. Come grab a FREE hand towel and put your skills to the test on the reuse, reduce, and recycle challenge! Snacks provided!
Residents will gather at the Oban pool house to decorate their very own reusable tote bag. Residents will be encouraged to use their tote bag when grocery shopping, in order to reduce their plastic bag waste. Light refreshments will be provided.
From an environmental perspective, canvas grocery bags are better choices than paper or plastic bags. Canvas tends to be more environmentally friendly...
Residents will give/take clothes for free (that are washed).
We will be meeting to learn how to tie-dye and discuss sustainable solutions to buying new materials.
Love to decorate, be creative, and recycle all at the same time? Come join the Bonita/Sol staff in the Bonita study room for our Pinterest party (we'll even supply all the materials!)
Many residents have stuffed closets with clothing they no longer wear. Instead they can donate these items to someone in the community who can use the clothing. Residents will be helping out the community by giving to the others.
My residents will be encouraged to take a break from studying for final exams and check out/swap stuff at the Swap Meet!
We will be hosting an event in the clubhouse to celebrate earth day! We are inviting residents to the office to create upcycled candle holders out out recycled items! Light refreshments will be provided to all residents!
Materials will be provided to students to make their own tea bags. This is a great way to show that ordinary household items can be reused and used to make new things. Along with this, pamphlets will be passed out that talk about sustainability here in Riverside.
I posted fliers in each study lounge informing residents about Earth Day (April 22nd). These fliers included easy ideas that residents could easily do like recycle more, reusing and saving power.
For this program, I will institute a recycling bin and trash bin to promote Earth Day and how students are able to make a difference in saving the planet.