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Caltopia Live Album: A Green Solution

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, every month in the United States around 100,000 pounds of CDs become outdated, useless or unwanted. This creates an environmental problem because CDs are generally made from materials including polycarbonate plastic, petroleum-based lacquer and paints, with the jewel cases typically containing, polyvinyl chloride (PVC). That makes recycling difficult and depositing in landfills hazardous because …

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Rec Sports Featured in National Magazine

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This month, Cal Rec Sports has been featured in two articles in the magazine Athletic Business. The first article, “Roof Positive: Park Below, Play Above,” describes the green benefits of the new synthetic turf Underhill Field. The second article, “Environmental Education,” features the Rec Sports PlayGreen initiative, a program where we share with our users what we’ve done to reduce …

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Underhill Field: Not Grass, But Still Green

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The new Underhill Field opened last month, and while the grass is not real — the field is a state of the art synthetic turf called Sprinturf — it is still very much a green product. All the rubber pellets in the field (that’s the stuff that makes the field play like grass) are made from recycled truck and car …

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RSF Lights: Brighter, Greener

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Have you noticed that the lights in the RSF Field House are quite a bit brighter? We’re part way through a full scale upgrade of our lighting systems that will reduce energy use, lower maintenance costs and provide better quality lighting in the gyms. Throughout the RSF, existing light fixtures will be replaced with high efficiency, high output fluorescent lamps …

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Bike or Walk to Work; Clean up at the RSF

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To encourage zero pollution commuting, Rec Sports is offering Locker Room Only memberships for $15 per month. Commuters arriving to campus by bike or foot can now use the RSF locker room to tidy up before going to work. Includes use of day lockers, showers and towels. Secure bicycle parking available at the RSF. Sign up in person at the …

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RSF Energy Savings

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To save electricity at the RSF, Rec Sports recently shifted our 5 all-night custodians to day shifts. This improves the quality of life for our employees — who now get home earlier to their families — and also saves a ton of electricity. Now, all lights are out by 1AM when the custodians leave, instead of burning all night long. …

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Facebook Reforestation Project

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Join. Plant. Grow. We’ll replant one tree in California forests damaged by fire for every new member of the Cal Rec Sports-RSF Facebook Group. Cal Rec Sports, Bank of America and the Arbor Day Foundation are committed to restoring fire damaged California National Forests. With your help, we will be able to reach our goal of replanting 2,000 trees by …

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