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Use refurbished electronics.

You can get refurbished electronics for a steal (they often sell for less than 50 percent of the retail price), and before they're resold to the public, they go through an intense defect-testing process and the warranties usually remain intact. So you can save money and help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.

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Green Calendar

Nov. 11-15: America Recycles Week. Contact Amelia Mayahi at askosta@memphis.edu or 678-5543.

As part of America Recycles Week, volunteers are needed to participate in a campus-wide litter cleanup initiative that will be held on Nov. 11-15 and Nov. 18-19 from 9 am. – 11 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the Student Plaza at 9 a.m., each morning.

Volunteers will gather trash on the U of M campus, and will receive a free t-shirt for their efforts. To sign up, please contact Patrick Potts at plpotts@memphis.edu. Information is also available on the University of Memphis Sustainability Facebook page. You can volunteer for as many days as you would like, and U of M students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

All of the trash collected on campus will be on display on the Student Plaza in advance of the Campus Litter Exhibit and Million Pound Challenge Kickoff event, which will be held on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The University of Memphis is taking a challenge to collect one million pounds of recycling by June 30, 2014. The current total of recycling gathered since July 1, 2013, is 214,240 pounds, which does not include totals for October 2013. The first 200 faculty, staff and students who stop by the Campus Litter Exhibit and take the Million Pound Challenge pledge will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

For more information on what can be recycled and where recycle bins are located on campus, visit memphis.edu/bluegoesgreen/recycling.php.

Nov. 16: McKellar Lake/River Cleanup. Contact Colton Cockrum at ccockrum@memphis.edu for information.

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