Katherine Anson: May 2012 Archives

Join Bike to Work Week June 9-15

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Join Bike to Work Week 2012 by biking all or part of the way to work at least once during the week of June 9-15! This annual event attracted more than 200 participants last year who cycled over 4,500 miles. Register online for Team University of Chicago.

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The perks of participating:

  • Free pass to shower at Henry Crown the week of June 9 -15. Email Katie if interested in shower pass.
  • Free pizza party for the department with the highest percentage of cyclists. The department with the largest increase in participation from last year will also be recognized, as will one of the newly participating departments with the highest percentage of cyclists.
  • Bike Pit Stop on Tuesday, June 12th, from 6:30am - 9am outside CafĂ© 57 (1520 E. 57th Street)

    • Fuel up with free refreshments, including fruit, breakfast bars, coffee, and ice tea.
    • Free bike tune-ups from Blackstone Bicycle Works.
    • Enter a raffle for the chance to win a one-year Zipcar membership, UChicago bike gear, a month’s supply of Clif Bars, and a free latte art class for you and your friends!
    • Get cycling freebies from the Active Transportation Alliance.
    • We’ll also take a group photo the morning of the Bike Pit Stop—time TBD!Bike Pit Stop photo Op.jpg

Help spread the word about Bike to Work Week by posting this flyer in your department or office building. Please contact Katie with any questions about Bike to Work Week.

Recycling Ninja

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Guest post by Nate Granatir, SAGE Ambassador and Chicago Booth employee

Over the past year, the SAGE Waste & Recycling Committee has begun several initiatives such as improving recycling signage, rethinking the placement of bins at Hutch, and selling “green” Blue Books at the bookstore. But rather than simply harass people about recycling at Earth Fest 2012, we decided we wanted to do something more fun. What we came up with was a game called “Recycling Ninja,” inspired by Fruit Ninja, with which we’ve wasted many hours on our iPhones.


The game was deceptively simple: armed with a large blue recycling bin (and an optional ninja headband), catch all recyclable items but nothing that can’t be recycled. The fun part was actually ours - we hurled as many items as we could at participants for 30 seconds.


The prize for winning? Well, nothing, except a sticker and admiration for placing in the Top 10. If you’d like to be a Recycling Ninja too, look for us at the upcoming Wellness Fair on Wednesday, May 16th, between 11:30am and 1:00pm on the main quad!


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