Final reminder: please recycle old holiday lights

With the holiday season coming to a close, this is the perfect time to recycle old holiday lights! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be picked up this week. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. Please drop off your holiday lights by the end of January on the UW-Green Bay campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity help families find a place to call home

UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity visited Taos, New Mexico over the week of Jan. 12 to help build, organize and restore buildings for local families to have a place to call home.

Shelby Smith (Communication) took charge of the Life at UWGB Instagram page during the trip to Taos, posting photos and keeping the UW-Green Bay community updated on how they were helping the community.

Smith said members of the group stayed busy every day of the trip. The fourth day of their trip consisted of tiling, grouting floors and painting house lot signs. Even in New Mexico, the group could not escape the snow! On the final day, members made final touches on the houses, but also celebrated their work with some fun in the snow. Snowball fights and saying goodbye to the connections they made in Taos capped off a fantastic trip. While there, members of the group got to meet the family they helped build a home for, and they experienced a home dedication ceremony.

During their off times, members were able to appreciate the beauty of the area. On the second day of visiting Taos, they hiked to see an ice cave at nearly 8,000 feet of elevation. This trip is captured in the photo above. They also visited Black Rock Hot Springs, hiked Vista Verde Trail Head, drove the Enchanted Circle and experienced the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. This was all part of their Cultural Day to better understand the community they were going to serve.

Past trips for the UW-Green Bay chapter included home builds in Hawaii, Illinois and North Carolina. The organization also visited Taos during winter break trip 2015.

For members of the group, the trip was a life-changing experience. On Instagram, they write, “There’s nothing better than traveling with friends, both old and new, and doing good in a community far away from your own. That’s the power of Habitat for Humanity.”

If you are interested in joining UWGB Habitat for Humanity, find the org on Instagram and Facebook, and look for its booth at the Spring OrgSmorg!

UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity 2020 Winter Trip
UWGB Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico Trip

 

Story by Emily Gerlikovski. Photos from Shelby Smith.

Reminder, please recycle old holiday lights

With the holiday season coming to a close, this is the perfect time to recycle old holiday lights! Habitat for Humanity Restore is ready to help you get rid of old lights, whether they are working or not! Please don’t throw holiday lights in the trash! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

Reminder: Please recycle old holiday lights

Do you have holiday lights that no longer work, and you want to get rid of them, but you are not sure how? Habitat for Humanity Restore is ready to help you out! Please don’t throw non-working holiday lights in the trash! Join the Parade Committee and Habitat for Humanity in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations.

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter collects used holiday lights for ReStore’s recycling program | nbc26.com

Are you looking for an easy way to give back this holiday season? You may want to consider donating your old holiday lights. Whether it’s a broken bulb, a wrecked wire or you just don’t need them anymore, the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore will gladly take your used Christmas lights. See more via UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter collects used holiday lights for ReStore’s recycling program | nbc26.com. 

Reminder: Please recycle old holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore

Recycle bins will be available through mid-January on the Green Bay Campus. Please don’t throw non-working holiday lights in the trash! Join the Parade Committee in recycling for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Committee members hope that the other campuses will join in on the community service event and collect lights for their regional Restore.

Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. Please don’t throw unused lights in the trash stream. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations. If you have any holiday lights that you are willing to donate, please consider doing so!

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library plaza (second floor)
  • Cofrin Library alcove (first floor)
  • Lounge Area, Laboratory Sciences
  • Outside the GAC Lab, Instructional Services
  • Rosewood Cafe, Rose Hall
  • Office of Student Life, University Union
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

Holiday Lights Recycling

Recycle holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore

In addition to building a float for the annual Green Bay Holiday Parade, UW-Green Bay’s Parade Committee and the student organization Habitat for Humanity, will be helping to recycle holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available this week through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Committee members hope that the other campuses will join in on the community service event and collect lights for their regional Restore.

Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. Please don’t throw unused lights in the trash stream. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations. If you have any holiday lights that you are willing to donate, please consider doing so!

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library 2nd floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library 1st floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences Lounge Area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Student Life Office
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk

 

 

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser is Friday, Sept. 20 at Festival Foods

The student organization, UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, will be hosting a brat and hot dog fundraiser Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Festival Foods on University Ave. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the group’s annual winter break trip. This year, the group is traveling to Taos, New Mexico.

Former Dean Mike Stearney leading return ‘Habitat’ trip to Manila

Over his 31 years, former Dean of Enrollment Services and alumnus Mike Stearney led more than 175 students on Habitat for Humanity (UWGB Collegiate Chapter) trips. He is leading a return trip to Manila, Philippines, in 2017. He is seeking 12 people to join his Global Village team Feb. 4-18, 2017. Contact him at stearnem.ms@gmail.com for more details.

Alumni Days also include downtown component, and ‘Spawning Run’

In connection with Alumni Days, the University and alumni volunteers will staff a booth at the Downtown Farmers Market, from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday the 17th, dispensing gifts to anyone in UW-Green Bay apparel. A special Habitat for Humanity alumni build on Crooks Street is planned for later in the day. Meanwhile, back at UWGB, the “Spawning Run” 5k organized by the eco-minded student chapter of the American Fisheries Society invites campus and community to explore the trails of the Cofrin Arboretum. Learn more about the run/walk.