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    • Boiler Green Initiative | Purdue University

      BOILER GREEN INITIATIVE ​ The Sustainability Club for Everyone Earth Day Kickoff Rain Garden Succulent-Planting 1/11 Welcome to Boiler Green Initiative (BGI)! We are a student organization at Purdue University whose mission is to promote sustainability on Purdue's campus and in the surrounding community. Whether you are an expert in sustainability or you know nothing at all but are just eager to learn, this is the club for you. ​ Check out our website to learn more about our , some of the fun we've done, see from past projects, browse , and more! committees and projects socials/trips pictures sustainability resources ​ If you're interested in learning more about sustainability, getting involved with green projects at Purdue, or just joining a community of people who care about the planet, stop by one of our meetings and check us out! ​​Weekly Meetings: TBD due to COVID19 BGI is open to students of all majors and any year of undergraduate or graduate study at Purdue University

    • Boiler Green Initiative | Meetings

      Meetings Attending BGI meetings is a great way to stay up-to-date about green events happening at Purdue, learn about sustainability, and make a difference at Purdue! Updates & Project Work Each meeting, we share updates about sustainability-related events taking place at or near Purdue, both BGI events and events hosted by other organizations. You can see a summary of what's going on by joining our group chat or mailing list by filling out the form . here ​ Additionally, most meetings will be spent primarily in committees focusing on accomplishing project goals. You can read more about current projects on the page. Committees Reuse Seminars At least once per month, BGI hosts an activity during meetings teaching members ways they can live more sustainably in their daily lives. Past Reuse Seminars have focused on topics such as making vegan smoothies, vegan diets and recipes, creating "plarn" (yarn made from plastic bags), and thrift-shopping Halloween costumes. Green Feats Green Feats are a friendly way to challenge yourself to live more sustainably day-to-day and compete with other members for prizes! Past challenges have included minimizing single-use plastic, going vegetarian for a week, and watchinga sustainability-related documentary. 2-Hour Challenges Once per month, BGI will host a 2-Hour Challenge intended to quickly make a positive, green impact at or near Purdue. To facilitate these activities, both committees work together during at least one meeting per month to prepare for the challenge. Learn more and get involved at our 2-Hour Challenge page. Educational Speakers and Activities Occasionally, BGI hosts speakers or educational activities during meetings to learn about sustainability topics. Past speakers have included professors and the Grounds Manager at Purdue, who discussed what happens to Purdue's waste after it leaves campus. Green Elephant Party The last BGI meeting of the semester is our Green Elephant Party. Come to relax and de-stress before Finals and get some free food. We also have a gently-used item exchange: bring used school supplies or other items you no longer need if you wish and exchange or give them away to other members -- it keeps items out of the landfill and you could potentially pick up some free stuff!

    • Boiler Green Initiative | Earth Day Kickoff

      Earth Day Kickoff March & Party What Is It? The Earth Day Kickoff is a march followed by a social, intended to promote awareness of the current climate crisis our planet faces, start discussions and build a community of supporters of environmentally-friendly actions and policies, and educate participants in ways to incorporate sustainability into day-to-day life. The event consists of several components: A poster-making session for the march A "March for the Planet" around Purdue University A social "party" following the march, including activities such as a student-built sustainability-themed escape room, succulent-planting, vegan food, and videos/board games When Is It? The Spring 2021 Earth Day Kickoff will be: TBD at 5:30 pm ​ The march will begin at the Engineering Fountain at 5:30 pm, and will lead to TBD, where the rest of the event (succulent-planting, escape room, food, etc.) will be held. How Can I Get Involved? All Purdue students and Lafayette/West Lafayette community members are invited to attend the march and party! We encourage everyone to get involved in the festivities! The poster-making session, march, and party are open to the public, no RSVP required -- check our to see when each event will be. Calendar If you would like to help plan the event, ! If you are a student organization or community organization who would like to host an activity or contribute in another way to the march and/or party, please so we can discuss further. come to a BGI meeting Contact Us ​ All activities are free for Purdue students. If you are not a student, we simply ask that if you attend the party, you bring $2 to donate to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Pictures of the Earth Day Kickoff Earth Day Kickoff Earth Day Kickoff Earth Day Kickoff 1/27

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