Hi there! You are invited to come out to the Oban Poolhouse and learn how to be more eco-friendly from The Office of Sustainability. Now that California has become the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, you can come by and trade in plastic bags for a reusable drawstring bag or a reusable grocery bag. There will also be Pizza, drinks and a raffle for UCR Gear at the end of the program!
This a sustainability program for residents to learn how to save/reuse water. It will allow them to realize how much water is being used when they simply brush their teeth, shower, or choose bottled water over tapped water. They will have a chance to learn how to minimize their water usage on a daily basis. Statistics will be provided to them. There will be a lengthy discussion about ways to co...
This is a program that will last all quarter and being sustainable is the main goal. This program is to encourage people to recycle their plastic bottles! One of the main motivator is that the residents will be able to see progress of their recycling because community goals will be created to buy things with the money accumulated.
This program is used to help students learn about sustainability. The students will be divided into two groups and will be given a small recycling trash and a normal trash can. They will then see who puts the correct recycling items in the write trash can. There will also be donuts provided for the residents.
This program will be a very graphic program that will include a strong presentation. Residents that may not feel comfortable are welcome to come for the discussion portion of the program.
The RA will facilitate a program in which will present to residents the importance of being sustainable and helping out the world in protecting our seas and protecting our overall environment.
The RA wi...
A flyer was made and posted to every fridge on move in day about what should be recycled and what should not be recycled.
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.
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.