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Oct 20

Half Way to Earth Day and Campus Sustainability Day Events


Published in 2014

Halfway to Earth Day is another chance to celebrate our planet! The halfway mark falls on Wednesday, October 22 and this year we have a number of activities planned. We’ll kick off the event at 11am with the local farmer’s market, which will be stationed at Lakeside until 2 pm. While you peruse, you’ll also be able to listen to some great music from Eric Armburst, Allison Pasiuk, and Luke Barnard. The festivities will resume later that evening with a showing of the documentary Bitter Seeds, a film that strives to explore the problems with Monsanto and farmers in third world countries. We’ll begin the showing at 7pm in room 115 of Bensen Hall. Finally, we’ll cap off our celebration on Thursday with a cooking workshop by Trevor Smith, an experienced cook from Concordia Language Villages, in the AIRC at 4 pm

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Sep 8

Where can I get my orange bike?


Published in 2014

Those orange bikes you are seeing all around campus are called Nice Ride bikes. There are 100 out in the community and 100 here on campus for students to use- check one out today! Here are the steps:

1. Visit bemidji.niceridemn.org and click Rent a Bike. Choose the location where you’d like to start your rental. Note the hours for each location- you might chose the Tourist Information Center if you wanted to get an early start or the BSU Boathouse if you want to go out after work. The coupon works for all locations. 
2. Choose one of the bikes (they’re all the same style but some might already by reserved for some dates) and then fill out the Pick up and Drop Off times.  

3. Provide your contact information- remember your password so you don’t have to enter this information next time. 

4. Read, check and sign the rental agreement. 

5. Add Credit Card- in order to make a reservation, even for a free rental, we need a valid credit card on file. 

6. Enter the code
 BJIRIDES (case sensitive) and click Apply Coupon. Your amount due should drop by $12, and if you reserved for 2 hours, you amount due will be $0!
7. Finish your reservation by clicking the Submit Payment or Secure Rental button. 

8. Go to your chosen location and tell them your name when you are ready to pick up your bike- and have a great time!

If you would also like to rent a bike for the semester, there will be a booth at the Beaver Organization Bash for those of you who would like to do so. The cost is $40.00- a steal!

See you on the trails!

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Melinda at mneville@niceridemn.org

 

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Paul Bunyan Transit


Paul Bunyan Transit -- the most reliable and economic way to get anywhere in town or in the county. They can be reached at 751-8765.  BSU has two bus stop shelters on campus: One in front of the A.C. Clark Library and the second is along 19th street in front of Walnut Hall. 

BSU Electricity Usage

kWh usage / month graph of the electricity usage Last 12 months (Jul 10 - Jun 11) compared to previous 12 months.
Jun '11 Jun '10 % chg
910129 827430 9 %

BSU Water Usage

gallons used / month graph of the electricity usage Last 12 months (Jul 10 - Jun 11) compared to previous 12 months.
Jun '11 Jun '10 % chg
1434730 1228000 16 %

BSU Waste Generated

waste in pounds / month graph of the electricity usage Last 12 months (Jul 11 - Jun 12) compared to previous 12 months.
Jun '12 Jun '11 % chg
24540 18840 30 %


 

"Working together, we have proven that sustainable development is possible; that reforestation of degraded land is possible; and that exemplary governance is possible when ordinary citizens are informed, sensitized, mobilized and involved in direct action for the environment."
~ Wangari Maathai (Assistant Minister for Natural Resources)