2008-09 Sustainability Newsletters
- November 17, 2008: Ideas for a Sustainable Thanksgiving
- December 2, 2008: Holiday Consumption Awareness
- January 5, 2009: New Year's Sustainability Resolutions
- January 13, 2009: The Best Bulb
- January 20, 2009: Calculate Your Ecological Footprint
- February 10, 2009: Your Big Green Heart
- April 1, 2008: Tax Time
- April 22, 2009: Happy Earth Day
- May 13, 2009: A Bicycle Built for ... You!
Sustainability Tips: small acts can add up to big change!
- Recycle batteries, cell phones, and printer cartridges at the Evergreen Bookstore
The Evergreen Bookstore has collection bins for the 'hard-to-recycle' items above. Batteries are properly disposed of, cell phones are collected and recycled for a small amount of cash to fund sustainability projects, and printer cartridges are recycled. All of this reduces our campus e-waste!
- Green Tips on www.treehugger.com
TreeHugger is an internet media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. It's a great site for green news, solutions, and product information.
- Turn off office machines when not in use
- Uncode your plastics
When you recycle, check out the plastic grade and make sure it is recycleable with your collector
- Be Green Signature Line
Sometimes, people print emails and other documents out of old habit. Consider putting a reminder that not everything has to be printed in your signature line, for example: "Please consider the environment before printing this email because the first step is yours to take for a better tomorrow."
- Dispose of Medications Correctly at Group Health
Unused medications have a way of finding themselves into our aquatic systems. Group Health will accept outdated and unused medications, and even have a drop box outside the pharmacy which can be used whether or not you are a member.
- Shop at Farmers Markets
The produce is fresh, it builds community, and proceeds go directly to the farmers.