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On NIU’s campus, recycling has become a crucial aspect of our waste diversion program. By implementing a co-mingled or single-stream recycling system, students, staff and faculty members at NIU can recycle waste with ease. Any acceptable recyclable material can be deposited in any recycling bin without having to take the time to separate different types...
Give and Go! Move Out 2014
Each semester since the fall of 2012, Northern Illinois University’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, along with Housing and Dining, has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois to collect usable goods. Since the beginning of the partnership, more than 30,000 pounds of items have been collected and diverted from...
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It’s finals time, which also means that it is time for the NIU “Give and Go!” project. The goal of the Give and Go! project is to keep materials out of landfills by making it very easy to donate useable items to Goodwill. Amid the chaos of student move outs, finals, and late night study...
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Hungry students entering the New Hall Community Center for dinner Monday, April 22, were puzzled to find an all-electric NIU Building Services vehicle parked at the front door. Along with the all-electric vehicle, out of 143 “green” vehicles the university owns, members of the NIU Green Team sat at a table in the community center...
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The Green Lens Environmental Film Festival will conclude Thursday, April 25, with a Green Night Out party and Best of the Fest screening in downtown DeKalb. Beginning at 5 p.m., community members are invited to spend a fun-filled evening viewing award-winning films, eating, shopping and sharing ideas for going green. Organizers say that participants should...
Photo of a snow-covered evergreen outside Altgeld Hall
How green are you? Discover what conservation is and what simple things you can do to help the environment during the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. This fun, interactive event inside NIU’s castle will allow members of the community to celebrate the holiday season and gain...
Green Up NIU
NIU aims to score big for recycling at the remaining home football games by having teams of volunteers fan out across the Huskie Stadium tailgating venues to help fans recycle. At both of the remaining home NIU football game this season (Nov. 3 and Nov. 14), NIU’s environmental student clubs, in collaboration with NIU Recycling...
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NIU aims to score big for recycling at the remaining home football games by having teams of volunteers fan out across the Huskie Stadium tailgating venues to help fans recycle. At every remaining home NIU football game this season (Sept. 29, , Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and Nov. 14), NIU’s environmental student clubs, in collaboration...
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NIU’s annual Wellness Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom and Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program and Recreation Services, the fair provides information regarding all aspects of health and overall well-being for employees, students, retirees and...
Beginning in February, members of the NIU community will be encouraged to step up their efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle – not just for the good of the planet but to earn bragging rights for the university. RecycleMania, a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in North America and Canada, and Campus...
NIU is challenging Huskie football fans to step up their “Green Game” before the Tuesday, Nov. 15, contest against Ball State. In celebration of America Recycles Day, NIU hopes to score big for recycling by deploying teams of volunteers to fan out across the Huskies Stadium tailgating venues to help fans recycle. Recycling Dumpsters will...
Recycling symbol in green grass
NIU will host an electronic waste recycling event from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 Open to all Illinois residents, the event will take place in the parking lot at 1615 W. Lincoln Hwy. Electronic devices that can be recycled include cameras, computers (PC, laptop), computer cables, computer keyboards, computer mice, computer monitors, DVD/CD...
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