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Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.


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The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 committed the United States to sustainability declaring, “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”


Tips for your dorm room & on campus:

Use the blue recycling bin located in your dorm room to recycle boxes, cans, bottles, and paper.

Skip the dryer and air-dry your clothes.

Use an essential oil diffuser to freshen the air.

Turn off the AC and turn on a fan or take a cold shower to cool off.

Buy secondhand books/appliances/clothes/electronics.

Use natural light during the day instead of turning on your room light. (Natural light also boosts productivity!)

Bike or walk to class. If you are a commuter - carpool!

Use a reusable water bottle instead of plastic bottles.

Learn to compost. 

Bring your own glass tupperware to the food court. 

Skip out on plastic straws. 

Try bringing your own thermos to coffee shops instead of using paper cups.

Stick to 5 minutes or less in the shower.

Get involved with the Sustainability club!


Top 10 in the Bin:

  1. Cardboard
  2. Paper
  3. Food boxes
  4. Mail
  5. Beverage cans
  6. Food cans
  7. Glass bottles
  8. Jars (glass & plastic)
  9. Jugs
  10. Plastic bottles & caps










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 Last Modified 7/1/19