Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Garbage: The Movie, Aug. 4

Writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage they create for three months. Then he takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it’s doing to the world. Bring a sack lunch; dessert and drinks provided. The Office of Sustainability hosts the program. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. For more info, contact Becky Valentich, 272-0199.

Constructed Wetlands: Application of a Green Treatment Technology, Aug. 4

The College of Engineering and the Arlington Technology Association welcome Tim Noack,PE, a principal with Alan Plummer Associates. Wetlands, an ages-old method to purify water, are gaining in popularity as water conservation and reuse issues become more critical. Constructed wetlands, which mimic natural systems, are simple, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. In this presentation, Noack will provide examples of some of the constructed wetlands projects he has helped to design. Everyone welcome. Light breakfast provided. Free to first-time guests; $5 others. Reservations required. Contact Roger Tuttle.

7-8 a.m.

601 Nedderman Hall

 

The Story of Bottled Water, July 21

Bottled water is a sign of a much larger problem: too much needless consumption, too much unnecessary waste, and too much advertising to convince us we will be happier or better off drinking bottled water. Bring a sack lunch; dessert and drinks provided. Registration required. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Guadalupe Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Becky Valentich, becky@uta.edu, 2-0199.