Student Goverment helps campus "Go Green" with B-cycle Day
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013 17:12
Student Government held its B-cycle Day event on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Milo Bail Student Center plaza, handing out one-year B-cycle passes to students.
You may have noticed the blue bike stations located on campus at the MBSC plaza and Aksarben Village. These are the two stations of the Omaha B-cycle bike sharing system, which has 43 B-cycles and eight bike stations in metro Omaha area. With the B-cycle passes, students can enjoy a one-year free membership and utilize the system by checking bikes out and in at any of the stations. The membership starts at the day it is activated. After the one-year free membership is used, the first hour of every ride is free.
The event attracted dozens of people in the first 20 minutes and handed out 49 passes. More students have filled out application forms and are expected to register online later.
“It was a huge success that leads us one step closer to a more sustainable and healthy campus here at UNO,” said Kyle Broich, public affairs and community service senator.
SG-UNO values sustainability and is committed to acting as a leader to help students go green. B-cycle Day is one of the sustainability projects SG-UNO has conducted. Other projects include providing save energy light switch covers, MavRide metro bus passes, reusable tumblers and bags and planting an Arbor Day tree.