NUpcycle: Episode 1-Coffee Cozy

Check out the first episode of upcycling tutorials brought to you by GlobeMed, SEED, The Roosevelt Institute, and Inspire Films. Check out for more episodes and upcycling ideas! [youtube=]

If each one of Northwestern’s 8,000 students throw out 3 cardboard coffee sleeves a week, we’re throwing 1,248,000 cardboard sleeves into landfills each year (and let’s be honest, we all drink more than 3 cups of coffee a week…)

Do your part to reduce your waste by learning how to make a reusable coffee cozy. Watch the video to learn how!

The materials you needs are: a sewing needle, thread, cardboard coffee sleeve, tracing marker or chalk, and eco-felt or an old sweater. We are using eco-felt because it’s a material made from 100% post-consumer recycled bottles. You can buy eco-felt cheaply at any craft store. It’s about $0.59 for a 9X11 piece at Tom Thumb on Davis Street. However, if you want to make this project even more environmental, you can make this from an old sweater. Check out this great tutorial by CraftStylish to learn how!

The Global Engagement Summit Public Events

The Global Engagement Summit, a student organization dedicated to the power of social entrepenuership, kicks off in less than a week!

“The time has come! Global Engagement Summit 2011 is here! April 20-24th and we have some great workshops that we think your members would be really interested in in particular “Advancing the Movement for Global Health Equity” and “Telling Your Story: Building Your Brand and Building Awareness”. You can sign up for at Also, check out our public events below and in the attached flyer! If you have any questions feel free to contact”

Check out the flier for details:

The 5th Annual GlobeMed Global Health Summit opens this Thursday!

GlobeMed is hosting its fifth annual Global Health Summit! The theme of this year’s Summit is A Call to Action: Leveraging History to Build a Movement. Join us for keynote addresses by Dr. Joseph Amon and Dr. Joia Mukherjee to learn and discuss how students can have a role in the movement for global health equity (more information about the keynotes below). Admission is free!

We are also extending guest passes for our workshops to NU students. All workshops take place on Friday at the Hotel Orrington, and will cover the topics Global Health at the Grassroots, Historical Lessons, and Advocating for Justice.

Tickets for the keynotes and workshops are free of charge and can be reserved at We hope to see you there!

Dr. Amon is the director of the health and human rights division of Human Rights Watch, and has worked on a wide range of projects, including access to medicines, HIV testing, and the rights of prisoners and migrants to access healthcare. Dr. Mukherjee is the Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has been involved in health care access and human rights issues since 1989 in the United States, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Dr. Mukherjee also consults for the World Health Organization on the treatment of HIV and MDR-TB in developing countries.

For any questions, email