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Held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Admission! Friday, Feb 26th
Students & Supporters Over 80 Sponsors Exhibitors & Restaurants
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Huge strides start with small steps. Big results begin with simple acts. Here are just a few easy ways we can help our environment every day:
Make your next computer a laptop: It’ll consume up to 90% less energy than a desktop model.
Switch your lights: If every family in the US made the switch to CFL bulbs, we’d reduce CO2 emissions by more than 90 billion pounds. That’s like taking a million cars off the road!
Shop at your local farmers market: It reduces emissions, fuel consumption and unnecessary traffic. Plus, the food’s fresher!
Unplug your cell phone charger when not in use: You’ll save 15 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.
Get out of the car: Replace just one five-mile car trip each week with a walk or a bike ride and you’ll eliminate around 200 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.
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How we’re Greening the PLAYgreen Festival Zero Waste—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Reduce—The majority of our promotional efforts will be online, via Facebook, and through our online event guide! Reuse—We’re going paperless wherever possible and using recyclable materials for the majority of our signage! Recycle—The event will be outfitted with recycling stations, including trash, compost, and recycling bins, throughout the event. Signage will be strategically placed near each recycling station and throughout the facility!
Sustainable Transportation No Idling Rule—During load-in/out, trucks and cars will have designated parking at specified times to avoid idling and promote cleaner air Public Transportation—The link to 511.org’s Trip Planner will be provided on the event website, for attendees to find the best method of public transportation to get them to the event
Green Eats—The natural, organic and sustainable way! Compost—Compost bins will be easily accessible both for participating restaurants and attendees Biodegradable—We’ll be providing biodegradable spudware for all Green Eats participants Styrofoam Free—The PLAYgreen Festival will be a Styrofoam Free event!
Reducing PLAYgreen’s Climate Footprint Support the locals—In order to support the Buy Local Berkeley campaign, we are inviting locally owned and operated businesses to be a part of the event.
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PLAYgreen Festival Exhibitors AlterEco Fair Trade Army ROTC Audrey Acosta Designs Berkeley’s Kitchen Berkeley Zimride Rideshare BYOG East Bay Municipal Utility District Farm Fresh To You Food and Water Watch Fresh Snack Pack / Go Fresh, LLC Green Heart Global Hotel Durant Intrepid Travel Kate’s Caring Gifts Klean Kanteen Lotus Foods Love at First Sit Office of Sustainability Organic Beauty Now Organic Valley Peace Corps People Towels Rentalic, Inc. Saturn Café SF Soup Company Silo Ink Theo Chocolate UC Berkeley Career Center UC Botanical Gardens Vaska Whole Foods Market Berkeley
Cal Student Groups ASUC Sustainability Team (STEAM) BARE BEACN Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy Berkeley Roots and Shoots Berkeley Student Food Collective Building Sustainability at Cal Cal Environmental Team CalSol (Outside Vehicle Space— Lower Sproul) Engineers without Borders/ Engineers for a Sustainable World Greening Berkeley, Cal Corps Public Service Center Harnessing Human Power at the RSF Lower Sproul Student Council Refill Revolution Residential Sustainability Program TGIF—The Green Initiative Fund The Society for Agriculture and Food Ecology Turning Green
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How to Green your Intramural Sports experience
»»Invest in a reusable stainless steel water bottle instead of plastic water bottles »» Recycle your plastic bottles and clean up after yourself and your teammates »» Buy used equipment on Craigslist »» Select Anvil Organic when you purchase your team shirts »» Walk or ride your bike to games instead of driving
Go to www.recsports.berkeley.edu for more details!
Green Fact: Over one-third of the UC Berkeley Student Body competes annually in Intramural Sports.
How to Green your Sport Club experience: »» Buy carbon credits to offset your trips to away games »» Take as few cars as possible to away games »» Snack on fruit instead of things with wrappers »» Challenge your team to a “no plastic bottle challenge” »» Email your newsletters instead of mailing them Go to www.recsports.berkeley.edu for more details!
Green Fact: There are over 1,300 Cal Rec Student Athletes that compete on 28 Sport Club teams.
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At Berkeley Rep our Green Committee advances our agenda for responsible environmental behavior. We promote mass transit, ridesharing and carpooling among audiences. Our audiences recycle and compost at the Theatre. We now compost four yards a week and recycle more than ever. We’ve replaced many incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents or leds. We use fsc lumber in our scene shop. Check us out at berkeleyrep.org/about/greenroom. Season Sponsors
How to Green your Cal Adventures experience »» Ride your bike down to the marina »» Take the 9 bus from Shattuck down to the marina »» Use eco-friendly sunscreen »» Pack your own organic lunch in an eco-friendly bag »» Bring your friends if you drive and car pool
Go to www.recsports.berkeley.edu for more details!
How to Green your RSF Workout: »» Use only one towel or none at all »» Invest in a reusable stainless steel water bottle instead of plastic water bottles »» Shorten your shower to save water »» Bike or walk to the RSF…it’s only a couple blocks! »» Donate your old shoes or recycle them instead of throwing them away Go to www.recsports.berkeley.edu for more details!
How to Green your Workout Tips »» Buy eco-friendly workout clothes »» Limit your use of towels and wash them in cold water »» Use stainless steel bottles instead of plastic water bottles »» Walk or bike to the gym »» Limit your showers Go to Yahoo! Green for more details!
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How to Green your Vacation Tips »» Take a vacation close to home »» Drive the speed limit »» Stay at a green hotel »» Drive a green rental car »» Check out eco-volunteer vacations Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: A single night in a hotel generates approximately .01 metric tons of greenhouse gases, including CO2.
What We Are Doing »» Upgraded RSF lights to high efficiency, high output fluorescent lamps and transformers which will remove 132,000 pounds of CO2 from the air annually and save 252,000 KW hours of electricity »» Shifted our night custodians to the day shift in order to turn the light off at night which cuts our energy use by 10% »» Planted one tree in California forests damaged by fire for every new member of the Cal Rec Sports–RSF Facebook Group »» Upgraded RSF showers to low flow shower heads that use 30 less water
Green Fact: Over 480 pounds of garbage and 270 pounds of recycling were cleared by Cal Rec Sports volunteers on the Coastal Clean Up Day
to Green Cal Rec Sports »» Participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day with over 170 Cal Recreational Sports volunteers—the largest group at the event »» Installed synthetic turf at the new Underhill field. The rubber pellets in the field are made from recycled truck and car tires, and the drain mat that the field is on top of, called DBS Dynamic Base System, is made from recycled rubber as well. Using an artificial field surface eliminates herbicide use and reduces water use »» Created Locker Room Only Memberships to encourage our workers to commute by biking or walking
How to Green your Commute Tips »» Shift your hours to avoid rush hour traffic »» Ride public transit »» Carpool to work »» Walk or ride your bike to work »» Join a car sharing program Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: If 10 percent of Americans used public transit every day, the US would decrease its reliance on foreign oil by 40 percent.
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Green Fact: In the 50 years or so since its invention, over 1 billion tons of plastic have been produced and nearly all of it is still in the environment.
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How to Green your Gadget Tips »» Use a solar or wind charger for cell phones and PDAs »» Unplug your cell phone charger when you phone is not charging »» Adjust your computer’s power settings to save energy »» Stick with your traditional tube TV rather than upgrading to LCDs and Plasma »» Recycle your old electronics Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: Only about 5% of the power consumed by phone chargers is used to charge phones; 95% is consumed by the charger when no phone is plugged in.
How to Green your Dorm Room Tips »» Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL bulbs »» Choose bedding made from organic fibers »» Store your stuff instead of shipping it back and forth on breaks »» Install light timers and motion sensors »» Avoid the AC and Mini-Fridge Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: Colleges and universities spend $6 billion each year on electricity.
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Summer International Travel Study Programs Study the environment and ecology in: - Kenya: Environment, Culture and Peacebuilding -London: Intern with an environmental organization (Check out tips on traveling green on our website)
Berkeley Summer Internship Program Our staff will help you find the eco-internship you are looking for. -Research existing environmental and social justice movements on university campuses. -Be an outreach representative at sustainability focused events throughout the west coast. -Track green behavior across the globe as it relates to sustainability; provide recommendations for future initiatives.
How to Green your Studying Tips »» Use recycled paper whenever possible »» Take notes on your laptop »» Use an ecofriendly pencil »» Study at the library because the lights will be on there regardless if students are there »» Print on both sides of the paper Go to Green Universe City for more details!
Green Fact: The average college student uses over 320 lbs of paper a year, which equals to about 4 trees (forty feet in height and 6–8 inches in diameter).
How to Green your Career Tips »» Attend green Networking events »» Work for an environmentally responsible employer »» Seek environmental training and education »» Attend green networking events »» Use teleconferencing services Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies (RE&EE) created 8.5 million new jobs in 2006 and could generate an additional 40 million jobs by 2030.
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How to Green your Office Tips »» Work from home »» Keep your emails and documents digital instead of printing them out »» Start a recycling program at work »» Recycle your printer cartridges »» Buy carbon credits or ask your boss to buy carbon credits to offset your commute and business travel Go to Tree Hugger for more details!
Green Fact: Office buildings use approximately 19 percent of all energy consumed in the US, a number that’s proportionately higher than any other country in the world.
How to Green your Meal Out Tips »» Try visiting a green certified restaurant by checking Greenmycuisine.com »» Keep a set of utensils in your bag for times when you visit take out places »» Bring your own bag and containers for take out or leftovers, if feasible »» Order organic, in season, local, less red meat, or just veggie »» Ask for water only if you intend on drinking it Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: Office buildings use approximately 19 percent of all energy consumed in the US, a number that’s proportionately higher than any other country in the world.
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How to Green your Wardrobe Tips »» Take good care of your clothes by mending small holes, sewing on missing buttons »» Cut up, sew and reinvent clothes you already have »» Take a field trip to local thrift stores »» Don’t dry clean unless absolutely necessary »» Buy organic cotton T-Shirts Go to Tree Hugger for more details!
Green Fact: To produce 11 pairs of jeans would take about 20,000 gallons, enough water to fill the average swimming pool.
How to Green your Grooming Tips »» Use natural exfoliating substances such as salt, brown sugar, and nuts »» If you can’t recognize or pronounce an ingredient in cosmetics, you probably don’t want it on your face »» Wash with natural soap »» Use a toothbrush with a replaceable head »» Pimples will dry up overnight with a dap of toothpaste Go to Green Your for more details!
Green Fact: On average, 89% of personal care products are not tested by the FDA or any other organization
How to Green your Cleaning Tips »» Buy green brands like Method, Seventh Generation, and Simple Green »» Make your own non-toxic homemade cleaning products using natural, everyday ingredients like white vinegar, baking soda, and lemon »» Replace disposable wipes, sponges, and paper towels with old rags. »» Hang laundry up in the sun to dry for fresh smelling and longer lasting clothes »» Use natural air fresheners like house plants, open windows, and baking soda in the fridge and garbage can to absorb odors Go to Life Learning today for details!
Green Fact: Green Factoid: The average American uses 40 pounds of toxic cleaning products. Twelve percent ends up in landfills and another 32 million pounds are poured down the drain.
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How to Green your Groceries Tips »» Invest in an inexpensive reusable cloth bag »» Avoid excess packaging by choosing items with the least amount of packaging »» Check expiration dates and storage instructions to avoid wasting food »» Go to the farmer’s market and buy local »» Shop with a grocery list to avoid buying more than you need Go to Life Learning Today for more details!
Green Fact: Both paper and plastic bags are a strain on the environment. Paper kills more than 14 million trees while plastic requires 12 million barrels of oil.
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