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Beautiful U Day.

Beautiful U Day 2010

It All Adds Up.Each year, Beautiful U Day brings together students, faculty and staff for beautification and sustainability events on all University of Minnesota campuses. 2009's Twin Cities campus event introduced the It All Adds Up program’s energy conservation initiative, setting the goal of reducing energy consumption by five percent by the end of 2010. Beautiful U Day 2010 served as a launch for It All Adds Up’s recycling initiative.


Beautiful U Day Kick Off, Northrop Auditorium Plaza, 8:00 a.m.

Please join us on Northrop Plaza for the Beautiful U Day Kick Off event at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 22, where University President Robert Bruininks and Vice President Kathleen O'Brien will unveil details of It All Adds Up’s recycling expansion and the energy initiative’s successes over the last year.


Recycle your stuff.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.In the spirit of the day, Beautiful U Day volunteers will collect books, cell phones and computer equipment and donate them to the sustainably responsible organizations.

Clean out your office. Spruce up your workspace. Items can be donated on Beautiful U Day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following collection locations:

• East Bank – Northrop Plaza
• West Bank – Washington Ave. Bridge Plaza
• Health Sciences – Mayo Turnaround
• St. Paul – St. Paul Student Union

Click here for more information on the Beautiful U Day Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Drive.


University Dining Services does Earth Week.

University Dining Services is celebrating Earth Day with a special “Happy bEARTHday Earth Day” party including several programs to highlight our focus on environmental stewardship.

Go to the UDS website for more info.


Grace your own space.

Again this year, University Services will provide official Beautiful U Day cookies to departments, units or buildings that organize a clean up of their own work area or floor. Let us know what you have planned and cookies will be delivered on Beautiful U Day.


Students take charge.

The Energy Efficiency Student Alliance’s Power Police will partner with the Minnesota Student Association to organize an office energy blitz from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Coffman Union. The group will install power strips in work spaces so staff can easily turn off their electronics when they step away or are not using them. This can reduce total electricity use by more than 10 percent. For more information visit the Active Energy Club website.


Brown bag energy discussion.

Energy Management will present -- "Fueling the Campus - Get the Facts!" -- a brown bag discussion and Q&A from Noon to 1 pm in Coffman Union, Room 324. Director Jerome Malmquist and Assistant Director Jim Green will explain the environmental and budgetary considerations that affect management of the university's utilities and take questions from the audience.

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