It’s hard to believe that in 2011, in the Commonwealth’s capitol, we don’t have recycling at our office. I could even understand this more if, say, our offices were in the outer reaches of Mechanicsville or Hanover….but we’re on MAIN St. And not any remote section of Main, we’re two blocks from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at one of the most active areas in the Fan. A vibrant business district to say the least, yet we still have to bag up our recycling and take it home to put out on the curb with our residential recycling (which they thankfully support wholeheartedly).
But I digress. The majority of people between 17 and 28 working and living in the surrounding neighborhoods are enrolled at VCU, MCV, UofR, or any one of countless other educational institutions – all of which are active in their own environmental outreaches (it’s the Year of the Environment at VCU, after all). They have some fantastic initiatives, including the amazing Rice Center, all outlined on their site for more specific info.
I saw this article this morning and thought it pertinent to share. These tips are great, many thanks to the Alternative Consumer blog. It begins…
A green revolution is in full swing at many campuses as a growing number of colleges adopt Earth-friendly programs for students and staff. Eco-conscious students can join the movement by following these 10 simple steps to go green on campus:
1. Use recycled paper and notebooks.
2. Ride your bike or walk to class.
Read more…The original article, 10 Tips for Going Green & Saving Green on Campus found HERE.