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Sustainability

Live Green!

Earth Day 2017

Save the Date!

You're invited to a Special Earth Day event!  Our second annual Earth Day Fair!

Wednesday, April 19th 10:00am to 4:00pm

For more info please contact the TU Library refdesk@thomasu.edu 229-227-6959

 

Event Schedule

10:00am Fair Opens

1:00pm KTCB Y.E.S. Program Award Ceremony

What is sustainability?

S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.

-EPA

But how do I live green?

Roaming the Red Hills Film Series

How to Dispose of Unwated Medications

Did you know?

Although using the toilet or sink prevents someone from accidentally taking the medications, disposing of them in this way causes water pollution and has adverse effects on septic systems, sewage treatment plants, fish and other aquatic wildlife. Trace amounts of all kinds of drugs have also been found in some drinking water supplies because they pass through septic systems and sewage plants untreated.

-Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Drug Drop Box

The drug drop box is the most effective, efficient, secure, and environmentally friendly way to dispose of your out of date or unused Rx and OTC drugs. In Georgia drug drop boxes are located in Sheriff’s and Police Departments across the state in 153 counties. Most of these drug drop off locations are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To view a complete list of the over 180 available drug drop box locations and hours of availability across the state, please visit the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative (GPDAPI) website.

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