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Just say NO to plastic bags!

29 Feb

It takes 1,000 years for a polyethylene (plastic) bag to break down and less than 5% of shoppers are using reusable bags.  Buy an ecobag and lessen your impact on the environment at  http://www.ecobags.com/

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TGIF Apps Due Soon!

10 Oct

Hey All!  Everyone at HSP hopes you’ve enjoyed the holiday weekend!  We anticipate that many of you have been hard at work putting together your TGIF proposals as the application deadline is quickly approaching (October 17th)!    We will have having our regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow in room 305b.  Come and indulge in some free vegan snacks, bring any questions or ideas you may have, and/or share what you have put together thus far.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Solar Panels Are Up!

20 Sep

It’s taken 3 1/2 years and the hard work from many contributors!  The panels will be completely up by the end of this week and solar tours are currently being organized to start by the end of November.   Stay tuned!

HSP is having a meeting tomorrow!

12 Sep

Tuesday Sept. 13th @ 2:30 in TH305b!  There will be vegan snacks provided! We will be discussing our events and plans for this semester!  Bring your self and you love for the environment!

Do You Have A Green Idea for Hunter?

9 Sep

The TGIF committee is getting ready to start reviewing student proposals! They have over $80 thousand dollars in grants to award to the best ideas that will help reduce Hunter’s  environmental impact and make us one of the greenest campuses in the U.S.!

A application workshop will be held on October 5th to help those interested in learning more about TGIF and how they can make their green idea become a reality.  To learn more click here.  To download an application click here.

The TGIF proposal deadline is October 17th!

Victory in Appalachia – EPA stops Largest Proposed Mine in West Virginia

17 Jan

January 13th, 2011 marked a historic victory in the efforts to protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal coal mining.
The EPA announced its decision earlier this morning to protect mountain communities and the health of Appalachian citizens by vetoing the largest single mountaintop removal coal mining permit in West Virginia history, the Spruce No. 1 Mine.

Full article here

University No Impact Week comes to Hunter College

1 Nov

Hey there all you sexy, smart, hard working environmental activists!

Ever wondered what it would take to reduce your carbon footprint to zero? Well, register for University No Impact Week and find out how fun and easy it can be! The week will be from November 14th to 22nd. From the 15th to the 19th, there will be various events and demonstrations at Hunter College that you should look out for, they will be really awesome and interactive.

The No Impact Project uses each day of the week to focus on the different categories of our everyday lives that have potential impact on the planet.

Sunday: Consumption

Monday: Trash

Tuesday: Transportation and Taking Action

Wednesday: Food

Thursday: Energy

Friday: Water

Saturday: Giving Back

Sunday Eco-Sabbath

The week is designed to help you think of fun and creative ways you can change your lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint on our beautiful mother earth and live a happier, healthier, fuller life.

For more info about the project or any of our events email us at hunter.solar.project@gmail.com

If you have Facebook, look for the University No Impact Week page and Like us.

Hunter College Univeristy No Impact Week

Peace and Love folks! – HSP team