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ENERGY STAR electronics

No dorm room is complete without an ENERGY STAR qualified entertainment system, right? With all that work, everyone needs some time to decompress and with ENERGY STAR qualified TVs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Players, and speakers, you can really relax--not only from your work, but also knowing that your electronics are using less energy, even when they are off. That's because ENERGY STAR specifications for TVs, and other electronics, are more efficient both when the TV's off (in standby mode), and when the TV's on (in active mode). But you will never miss that extra power since even the latest and greatest in TV technology can earn the ENERGY STAR. What you will notice is how good you feel helping the environment. If each TV, DVD and home theatre system purchased in the U.S. this year had earned the ENERGY STAR, we would prevent more than 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions from 570,000 cars!

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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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