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Recycle Flyer


Sat, Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM

A flyer was made and posted to every fridge on move in day about what should be recycled and what should not be recycled.

Pot a Plant!

Marijuana Awareness Program. Residents will be provided free seeds and dirt will be provided to pot a plant, the kind that definitely will not get you evicted.

Reuse Old Stuff


Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:00 PM

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.

D3E Bottle Transformation


Tue, Apr 29, 2014 8:00 PM

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.

B3E Makes the Unusable Usable

Thu, Mar 06, 2014 7:00 PM

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...

Eco Thursday:Upcycle Your Life


Thu, Feb 13, 2014 6:00 PM

Come learn new ways to reuse and repurpose household items!

Recycling Reading


Sun, Dec 01, 2013 8:16 AM

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.

Recycled Jewlery


Wed, Dec 11, 2013 5:30 PM

Make jewelry out of recycled paper and popsicle sticks. Eat the popsicles and then make the bracelets.

White Elephant Gift Exchange... With a Twist


Fri, Dec 06, 2013 6:00 PM

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!...

Keep Calm and Swap Clothes


Tue, Oct 15, 2013 8:00 PM

Bring in clothing you don't want and exchange it with other people's clothing that they also no longer want.

Clothing Swap Part 2


Tue, Dec 03, 2013 3:00 PM

Have residents give and take clean clothing!

Where are the paper towels?

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!

Living Green: DIY Grocery Bag


Thu, Nov 07, 2013 6:30 PM

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...

Clothing Swap


Wed, Sep 18, 2013 2:00 PM

Residents will give/take clothes for free (that are washed).

Tie Dyeing


Sat, Nov 16, 2013 3:30 PM

We will be meeting to learn how to tie-dye and discuss sustainable solutions to buying new materials.

Pinterest Party


Tue, May 14, 2013 8:00 PM

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!)

Spring Cleaning

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.

Swap Meet Study Break

My residents will be encouraged to take a break from studying for final exams and check out/swap stuff at the Swap Meet!

Celebrate Earth Day


Mon, Apr 22, 2013 11:00 AM

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!

Green Your Tea


Sat, Apr 20, 2013 8:00 AM

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.