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Green Tip

Idling Your Car

On cold mornings, it is tempting to go out and "warm up" your vehicle before driving to work. But did you know that idling your vehicle for more than 10 seconds can use more fuel than restarting your engine, and that idling your vehicle for 10 minutes uses as much fuel as it takes to travel five miles? Idling can be a waste of natural resources, generate excessive noise and be a cause of air pollution that can be harmful to children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. Several states, such as Massachusetts, have car idling laws under which a person can be fined as much as $500 if he or she idles a vehicle for more than five minutes unless it is an emergency situation or stuck in traffic. So help us all breathe a little easier and keep idling down to a bare minimum.

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U of M Recycle Crew

The U of M Sustainability Program was busy in the Spring 2013 getting Lambuth set up with their own recycling program after being approach by some very eager and passionate Lambuth students. Within one month our recycle team took several trips to Lambuth and set up a full scale recycle program. The Lambuth sustainability leaders were quick to initiate the new recycle program with a Recycle Kick-Off. We continue to work with the Lambuth campus in all their recycling needs as they continue to grow and be an example for the Jackson community.

 

U of M Recycle Crew setting up recycle bins
Recycle Kickoff Event  Recycle Kickoff Event
Recycle Kickoff Event

 

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