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KUMC Sustainability Week

The University of Kansas Medical Center is pleased to announce its second annual sustainability week event. This event will take place the week of April 23rd on the main campus, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66101. This year's sustainability week will focus on promoting sustainability initiatives on campus, launching the Botanic Gardens, and supporting our community.

2018 Sustainability Week Schedule of Events

Sustainability Fair

Monday, April 23
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Murphy Courtyard

Sustainability Fair 2017

Take part in interactive displays and activities, nominate a sustainability champion, recycle your old cell phones with Sprint, recycle old computers and accessories (KU Medical Center employees/students only) as well as glass, printer cartridges, batteries etc., meet and learn from sustainability vendors and partners, and enjoy free fruit bars, churros and flavored water, take part in courtyard games, and win raffle prizes.

Spring Recycled Tulip Bulb Sale
The Spring Recycled Tulip Bulb Sale will be part of this year's fair. As the beautiful tulips across campus lose their blooms, our landscape team removes them for recycling to employees, students, visitors and neighbors in our community. This year's sale will benefit the KU Medical Center Botanic Gardens. Bulbs are 10 for $1, sold in sets of 10. Remember to bring a bag or box to transport your bulbs home.

Sustainability Information Sharing Session during Jayhawk Break

Tuesday, April 24
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Murphy Lobby

Stop by the Murphy Lobby on Tuesday from 8am-9am for FREE Coffee and Tea, great conversation, (and maybe a cookie or two.). This week will feature updates on recycling and sustainability efforts on campus and improvements in landscaping/botanical gardens, and upcoming sustainability week events. Remember to bring your mug. (Don't get stuck with one of our little disposables.)

Healthy Lifestyles Event

Tuesday, April 24
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Health Education Building (HEB) Courtyard

Participate in a fitness session, interactive landscape activities, and enjoy healthy juices and snacks, and learn ways to help preserve our planet and reduce our carbon footprint, adopt healthier lifestyles, get in touch with nature and enjoy the benefits of our trees and forests.

Second Annual Garden Party

Wednesday, April 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dykes Library

You are invited to the second annual Garden Party outside Dykes Library. Dykes Library and the Office of International Programs have partnered with the KU Medical Center landscaping department to offer a bounty of fruits, herbs and vegetables from the edible garden. See what the summer has in store and hear all about the upcoming Botanic Gardens. Light refreshments from Magnolia's will be served by Food Network's 'Cutthroat Kitchen' Winner Shanita McAfee-Bryant.
Attendees are encouraged to donate gently used books for Reach Out and Read KC.

Botanic Garden Launch Event*

Friday, April 27
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Francisco Lounge

Help us grow!!!
Support the KUMC Landscaping Team as they unveil their plan for the KUMC Botanic Gardens. Their vision is to create a botanic garden that will touch as many people's lives as possible by utilizing plants and nature's beneficial properties to educate, uplift, and inspire healthy communities. The Botanic Gardens will be constructed as a world-class, medically-based urban oasis with 20 distinct, finely manicured gardens located at the University of Kansas Medical Center. During this event, attendees will have an opportunity to become a friend of the garden, garden benefactor, or garden founder. Light lunch will be served.

Spring Cookout

Monday, April 30
11 a.m. -1 :30 p.m.
Murphy Courtyard (Hixson Atrium in event of inclement weather)

Enjoy free food, lawn games and giveaways. Join the "Cupanion - #fillitforward" movement and learn how you can win free drinks at Paleterias Tropicana, win free classes at Kirmayer Fitness Center, and support Water.Org in bringing safe water and sanitation to the world through access to small affordable loans.

In addition, stop by to support your nominee for the Sustainability Award when leadership presents the annual sustainability awards at noon. University ID badge required.

All sustainability champion nominations must be received by Wednesday April 25th, 2018.

* All members of the KU Medical Center community, including faculty, staff, students and the Kansas City, Kansas community at large are welcome to attend the Sustainability Fair on April 23 and the Botanic Garden Launch on April 27th.

Last modified: Nov 07, 2018
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Do you have questions about sustainability at the University of Kansas Medical Center?

If so please contact Margaret Okunoren.

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