Post contributed by Melani Landerfelt, Community and Civic Engagement Graduate Assistant, Counseling Psychology PhD Student
No Impact Week is an international sustainability initiative that challenges people to limit their impact on the environment for one week to experience the difference that no-impact living can have on quality of life. The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative (CCE) in the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts hosts No Impact Week annually on Auburn’s campus as a way to encourage Auburn students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn about the sustainability initiatives on campus and decrease their environmental impact. This year No Impact Week is hosted from March 27 – April 3, 2016.
No Impact Week offers many opportunities to get involved! There will be campus tours of Auburn University sustainability initiatives, a visit from Earth Fare employees who will be giving away gift cards, as well as a “Swap Table” set up like a thrift store on the Haley Concourse where students can trade for items instead of using money. The highlight of the week is a motivational workshop from the organization Generation Waking Up that will discuss important social issues and offer tips for how to make a difference.
This year, CCE is excited to announce an incredible opportunity for student organizations to win funds that can be used to develop and implement sustainability initiatives or support student organization causes. CCE is offering a maximum prize of $1200 to student organizations that present a project proposal that has a fundamental environmental education component and a clear sustainability message. To enter your student organization into the competition, visit our registration page. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. For more information, please feel free to contact the event organizers, Melani Landerfelt and Dr. Giovanna Summerfield.
We hope you will join us as we spread the word about how to reduce our impact on the environment and make Auburn University, and the world as a whole, a beautiful and sustainable place to live!