Earth Day Bulletin Board

April 22nd is Earth Day! Earth Day is a day to celebrate the Earth’s environment and help raise awareness of threats to our planet’s health. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 in the United States and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for doing so. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans participated […]

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Aluminum Can Drive

There is no limit to how many times aluminum can be recycled. That’s why recycling aluminum is such a boon for the environment. Aluminum is considered a sustainable metal, which means it can be recycled again and again with no loss of material. And it has never been cheaper, faster or more energy efficient to […]

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Recycle Mania Bulletin Board

Did you know that UW-Platteville competes in an 8 week recycling competition against over 200 universities/colleges across the nation? Each week our garbage and recycling is weighed and reported. Last year, UWP ranked 58th out of all the schools and 2nd in WI. For more information about the competition and tips for recycling check out […]

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Composting Bulletin Board

Composting is an environmentally-friendly and cost effective way to divert waste from the landfill. When composted, food and paper-products are converted to nutrient rich soil in three months or less rather than sitting in a landfill for hundreds of  years before breaking down. Take some time to educate yourself on how composting is beneficial to […]

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Photobioreactors Bulletin Board

Photobio- what? A photobioreactor utilizes a light source to cultivate microorganisms. These organisms use photosynthesis to generate biomass which can then be converted into a biofuel. Does a circular or oval shaped tube promote algae growth? Check out this bulletin board for the answer.

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