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

No plastic recycling during break (but bring in those old holiday light strings)

Students from PEAC have pulled the plastic film collection bins during the semester break and will return them for collection once the spring semester has started. People should be encouraged to deposit their plastic bags at local grocery stores in the meantime. The bins to recycle holiday lights will remain on the Green Bay campus until mid-January. Please recycle!

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. 

All aboard the Phoenix Express: UW-Green Bay holiday parade float is a winner for the fifth time

The UW-Green Bay Holiday Parade float won an award for the fifth time at the 36th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. This year’s award recognition was the Grand Marshal’s Award for most original float.

While the theme for this year’s parade was Holiday Magic, UW-Green Bay’s parade float committee took inspiration from the popular book and movie, “Polar Express,” and named the float, “The Phoenix Express: Powered by Higher Education.” The concept of the forward moving train represents the forward momentum UW-Green Bay has been experiencing. Staff members spent many hours over their lunch breaks working on the float to represent UW-Green Bay in the parade.

This was the eighth time UW-Green Bay has participated in the Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. Staff and members of their families, students, student athletes, alumni, dance team members and the Hip Hop team participated. The UW-Green Bay team handed out 500 pounds of candy to parade watchers. UW Credit Union and the Weidner Center are the sponsors.

See NBC26 television footage of the parade and watch for the UW-Green Bay float at the 1:05:00 timestamp.

Holiday Light Collection

Holiday Lights RecyclingIn addition to the float, UW-Green Bay incorporates a service project in their parade activities. This year’s project is collecting old holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Don’t forget to donate old holiday lights at the designated boxes around campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library second floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library first floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences lounge area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Office of Student Life
  • Near the Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

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