ETSU EcoNuts host second annual No Impact Week
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 00:10
During ETSU’s second annual No Impact Week, Oct. 20-26, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to consider their everyday actions and how they can include sustainable practices in their daily living.
To provide ideas beneficial for both people and the natural environment, an event will be held each day of the work week to serve as an inspirational springboard for sustainable, “no impact” living.
Each will relate to the theme for the day, including consumption, transportation, food, energy and water.
As part of Monday’s “consumption” day, the ETSU student environmental group, the EcoNuts, will host a “trading post” on Borchuck Plaza outside the Charles C. Sherrod Library to promote reuse and minimization of waste. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., students may bring items in good condition to trade.
On Tuesday, students will show their support for alternative transportation with a ride around campus in the “ETSU Bike Parade.” The 1 p.m. ride begins and ends at the bike repair shop next to the Center for Physical Activity (CPA).
On Wednesday at noon, “Discussions on Food” will feature a variety of speakers relating their unique stories linked to food topics and issues. Participants may bring their lunch to the Amphitheatre for this event.
The ETSU EcoNuts will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Farmers Market on Thursday to help visitors calculate their carbon footprint for “energy” day. The market is located in the parking lot behind the Culp Center.
On Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., a Water Taste Test Challenge will be held to inspire thinking about water issues and responsible water consumption. The challenge will take place in the lobby of the CPA, as well as at a booth on the second floor of the Culp Center.