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Apr 24

Tapped


Published in 2014

Tonight marks the last Documentary Thursday of Earth Month. At 7:30 in Bensen 115 there will be a showing of TappedThis film takes a closer look at the water bottle industry and asks the question “Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?”

This is obviously a big issue in the world we currently live in. Though we do not necessarily struggle with a water shortage in Minnesota, it is an issue that raises concern. What is the real price of every bottle of water purchased? Is it simply a question of sticker price? Sadly, the real cost is much higher.

 

Apr 22

Earth Day


Published in 2014

Happy Earth Day!

Today we celebrated Earth Day with a bunch of cool activities. There was live music, a drum circle, a farmers market, drawings for prizes, and a sustainable meal!

The farmers market involved some pretty awesome arts and crafts, and a lot of locally produced goods to be purchased. Students won really cool prizes, and the live music was pretty awesome!

The day is not over yet! Tonight at the American Indian Resource center at 5:30 there is a presentation on Local Water Quality Issues. There will be lots of information on Lake Bemidji, as well as other water sources in the state and around the area. It should be lots of fun!

Also, there are a lot of cool events happening later this week.

Tomorrow will bring a Geocaching adventure!From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a GPS check out and bike rental available at Lakeside. There will also be a Grease Waste Presentation at the AIRC followed by North Country Trail Presentation.

Thursday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a Traditional Skills Workshop on Safe Water Treatment. Sign up for this in The Sustainability Office! There will also be a documentary once again at 7:30 p.m. in Bensen 115!

Friday is the Lake Shore Clean Up at 3. Sign up is also in The Sustainability Office and the group will meet in the Bangsberg parking lot. There will also be a Beach Party: HMU After Hours at 9 p.m. in Memorial 100.

Saturday there will be a 5K & 10K at 9 a.m. Participants will meet at the rec center lobby to Stride Into Spring!

Keep the Earth Month spirit going as we head towards the end of April and have fun with all our events!

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Happy Earth Month! 

Be sure to check out our exciting line-up of events in the Calendar Section!

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.  The student Green Fee helps bring the cost down to only $25 per semester!  Get your pass today at the InfoDesk in the Upper Hobson Memorial Union.

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 %


 

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