Results from 2012 Earth Week Activities and Events:
- More than 25 people attended the tree planting ceremony on campus.
- The total combined number of people from UNMC and TNMC taking the Pledge increased to 3,558.
- Approximately 175 TerraCycle bins were requested from both UNMC and TNMC in an effort to recycle writing instruments across campus.
- 300 reusable bags and 700 compostable plates were distributed at 2012 Culture Fest.
- 20 volunteers picked up 15 bags of trash across campus on Campus Clean Up Day.
- 3,600 pounds of electronics and 4,000 pounds of paper were collected to be recycled. This is the equivalent to 3 average-size giraffes. These efforts prevent 11 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere which is the equivalent of not consuming 1,230 gallons of gasoline!
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