Fri March 9, 2012
Earth Calendar for March 9th and 10th
Community, sustainability and wellness will come together in a unique campus-wide event at Northern Kentucky University on April 9th. The event will attempt to establish a record for most people on teeter totters at one time and make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Funds raised will be used to purchase BigBelly Waste and Recycling containers for campus.
To set the record, more than 100 teeter totters must be moving at the same time. The event will also include tables hosted by various campus and community "green" organizations and vendors. The tables, music, raffles, games, and prizes will all encourage people to choose a "balanced" lifestyle. At the conclusion of the event, teeter totters will be made available for use by NKU organizations for fundraising. Materials from unclaimed teeter totters will be donated to Habitat For Humanity.
For years, NKU students have asked to have recycling containers next to each trash container. The BigBelly Solar waste and recycling stations will begin to meet those requests. The large solar-powered compacting stations will also help reduce NKU's carbon footprint by diverting waste from landfills, reducing the fuel of vehicles used to empty trash and by freeing up NKU maintenance staff to work on other "green" projects.
For more information about the event, to make a donation, to sponsor a teeter totter, or to register, visit the event website here.