A Very Eco-Friendly Holiday

By Kathleen Rafferty, College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2021

It’s November, and the holiday season is right around the corner. There are many things you can do to make your ecological footprint smaller this year! Here are just a few ideas:

Give a Gift of Meaning

In a world full of stuff, heartfelt gifts can take on a whole new dynamic. Instead of unwrapping presents, consider an experience (such as attending a concert, comedy show, or play), creating a holiday tradition (such as baking cookies, caroling, or volunteering in the community), or making a donation on behalf of your loved one. Many organizations, such as the Wildlife Medical Clinic, have opportunities to acknowledge the gift publicly or privately in order to cater to your specific needs. Sponsor-A-Day at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, for example, is a unique, eco-friendly way to celebrate a holiday, anniversary, or birthday.

[feeding an orphaned squirrel]For more information on how you can claim your day at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, visit us at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6403802

For information on additional gift opportunities check out our website: https://vetmed.illinois.edu/wildlife/giving/

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September Conservation Newsletter: Recycling

Welcome back Wildlifers old and new! If you are new to the Champaign-Urbana area you may be wondering how best to deal with your recyclables. In this issue, you will find some basic information about local recycling programs and how you can participate. Fortunately, the Champaign and Urban townships have made this relatively easy for all.

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Day of Service 2018: Make Your Own Pet Toys

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day this year, the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs hosted a Day of Service.

Registrants signed up for a variety of service projects taking place the afternoon of January 15 at the Illini Union. Members of the Wildlife Medical Clinic were asked to help run the “Animal Toys” project. Naturally, several Residents made appearances with our WMC Wildlife Ambassadors. Continue reading