Something to LOL about

A funny failblog entry that I’d like to share!

Via Failblog

Via Failblog

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Big Belly Hits the University of Louisville

I'm standing in a trash can by Netream via Flickr

I'm standing in a trash can by Netream via Flickr

Found a cool link to a post about the new Big Belly trash can on U of L’s campus. It’s pretty cool, and expect a video soon!

See the link by clicking here.

NOTE: The trash can picture is not a big belly, nor is it located at U of L ūüôā

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“THE” Sustainable Ohio State University

OSU is a great campus for recylcing. Check out the video for some highlights.

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U of L Making Progress!

Louisville Green Logo

Louisville Green Logo

As I was reading through my RSS feeds today, I came across a headline from U of L that said, “Website explains how to recycle on campus”.¬† I clicked the link to find a very helpful and relevant site.

Aaron Boggs, who is a ground superintendent with UofL’s Physical Plant, started a site to help students and faculty recycle on campus.

His site can be found here.

And the U of L write-up can be found here.

Great work, Aaron!

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Green Pizza?

An awesome custom pizza box

An awesome custom pizza box

Online ordering for Pizza has really taken off recently.  And as I started thinking about it, it started making a lot of sense.

When I was young, I fell victim to the family hierarchy on several occasions around dinner time. ¬†For some reason, no one in my family liked talking to the people at the pizza place prior to ordering. ¬†I didn’t mind talking to the people so much as I minded the hassle.

This may seem very Generation Y, that I would mind talking to someone on the phone for 2 minutes of my day.  But it was a problem to drop everything, then pick it back up when you are finished.

Then came online ordering.  Problem solved.  No fuss, no mess, no asking for deals or using bogus coupons, just the facts.  Your order, the price, and the delivery time are all right there in front of you.

And I am not the only person ordering online. ¬†There is an article on Restaraunt News Resource, that talks about Papa John’s going to more online orders. ¬†Which is great. ¬†It states, Papa John’s online sales have grown exponentially since 2001, with online sales on average growing more than 50% each year and nearly reaching $400 million in 2007 alone. Today, more than 20% of all Papa John’s sales come online or through text, widget, or smart mobile device, and the company believes sales via alternative access channels could one day surpass traditional telephone orders.¬†” (Restaraunt News Resource)

They even have pizza ordering apps for all the iPhone users out there.  Just click a button on your phone, and Boom!  pizza in 20 minutes.

Pizza might just be the first in food orders online.  I believe that eventually, any restaurant that delivers will go online, making life a little easier and a little greener for us all.

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Green Activities

The summer is a great time for being outdoors and enjoying nature.  So I have concocted a poll to see which activity is the king of the heap, so to speak.  Check it out below.

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Can I Recycle That? (Crayons)

Crayons

Crayons

When I came to Louisville, I found out that people down here pronouce the word “Crayon” intirely differently than I did.¬† People would say “Cran” and I would proceed to look at them like they had two heads.

Regional dialect aside, in an academic setting, you will come across the need to color something (more so if you are a Communication major like myself).  And when the project is said and done, you are left with 64 not so useful pieces of wax.  What is a student to do?

Fear not.  You can send them to the fine people at Crazy Crayons.  They will take your used crayons and melt them down to make new ones.  As a tip, leave the wrappers on the crayons so that the people there can identify them with greater ease.  Blue, Black and Purple all kind of blur together in the plant.

And if you missed the link above, click HERE for more info.

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