This month’s Sustainability Newsletter features why bottled and tap water are not really different at all (in fact, tap might be more hygienic), some information on an upcoming sustainability conference, and why using corn-based ethanol is creating an ecological disaster in the Midwest. Check it out here: http://reslife.uww.edu/sustainability/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Nov2013.pdf
The theme for Campus Sustainability Day this year was Climate Adaptation: Resilient Campuses and Communities. Change one thing that you are doing and tell us about it on our Facebook page, http://facebook.com/uwwsustainability! Here are a few ideas of what you can change!
- Unplug all appliances in your room before you go to sleep (don’t let vampire electronics suck power while they are turned off)
- Cut 5 or 10 minutes off your shower time (even a low-flow shower head can use 30 gallons of water in ten minutes!)
- Use face scrubs that are homemade or that do not have “microbeads” (otherwise known as the microplastics that are currently polluting the Great Lakes)
- Use a reusable bag when you shop instead of using the plastic bags they give you (plastic bags are not recyclable unless they are recycled in bulk. Sentry and Wal Mart do plastic bag recycling)
- Use reusable bowls and cups instead of styrofoam and disposables
- Buy a reusable travel mug for coffee instead of using the cups they give you on campus (which are not recyclable since they are made from recycled material!)
Tell us what you did and you will be entered into a drawing for gift cards! You must complete your post by midnight, November 1!
Every Friday from now until November from 10Am to noon we are hosting a prairie seed collection. All you have to do is go through the prairie and pick the types of seeds needed so that more sections of native grasses and plants can be planted next year! This is part of the greater campus beautification efforts that have been happening on campus for the past few years. Come help us out!
WHEN: FRIDAYS 10:00AM to Noon
WHERE: THE KIOSK by the intersection of PRAIRIE ST. and SCHWAGER RD.
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