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5 ways to Green Your Campus community

Need a break from that demanding underwater basket weaving curriculum? Study up on ways to green your campus, from local food to climate control to reducing landfill waste, and beyond.

  1. Organize an end-of-the-year donation event

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    Lend a helping hand to your campus mates by directing their collegiate waste—books, bedding, blow dryers, beanbag chairs, you name it—away from landfills and toward charitable organizations.

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  2. Advocate your school to sign the University Presidents Climate Commitment

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    Take a study break to request that the college brass sign this commitment to reduce carbon emissions on your campus.

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  3. Advocate for local food in your school cafeteria

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    Colleges and universities have enormous purchasing power. Supporting local farmers cuts down on greenhouse emissions caused by transportation, and boosts the local economy.

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  4. Raise awareness to improve your school's environmental footprint

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    The climate is hot for change, and these days student activists will likely be met with enthusiasm and cooperation from school administrations.

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  5. Attend an environmental college

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    Often, the first step in finding a thriving green campus community is attending a college that flexes its eco-muscle in the academics department.

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