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  •  Take Action

    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to decreasing waste! REDUCE through composting | REUSE Eco-Trays and other random containers | RECYCLE shoes, batteries, and energy bar wrappers | RESPECT the vision of less landfills
    Eco-Tray. Photo courtesy of Lauren Marie Moore.
  •  Take Action

    Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to your carbon footprint! REDUCE by taking the Hoofprint Challenge | REUSE sturdier lunch bags | RECYCLE through Terracycle | RESPECT future generations by conserving now
  •  Take Action: Sustainable Investments

    Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015
    Tips in regards to personal finances and investments. REDUCE total unsustainable investments | REUSE President Obama's mindset | Buy only RECYCLED clothing | Think about what you want to RESPECT
    Green Economy, Google Advanced Search
  •  Take Action: Air Travel

    Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Sustainable summer fun is much closer than you think! REDUCE: air mileage | REUSE: time for hobbies | RECYCLE: bookstore support | RESPECT: our collective health
    Airplane with contrail
  •  Take Action: Hosting a "green" party

    Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to hosting to sustainable summer parties! REDUCE single use containers | REUSE kegs and cups | Look for RECYCLABLE packaging | build community and encourage RESPECT
    Visuals Food Beer, Wikimedia Commons
  •  Take Action: Environmental Justice

    Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to promoting environmental justice: REDUCE your energy usage | RECYCLE your electronic waste | RESPECT inclusive campus programs like BLEJIT | REUSE this rhetoric for mindful, socially just and sustainable change.
    Environmental Justice image. Photo courtesy of wikimedia.
  •  Take Action: De-stressing

    Friday, May. 1, 2015
    Tips on how to de-stress on campus in an unlikely place. REDUCE your anxiety.REUSE your social media time for mediation time. RECYCLE your stressful breaths into mindful ones. RESPECT yourself, your body, and your mind.
  •  Take Action: Food Routines

    Friday, Apr. 3, 2015
    Take action in regards to your food routine: REDUCE processed foods | REUSE leftovers | RECYCLE food scraps | RESPECT production practices
    Residents with Compost Pails
  •  Take Action: Red Cup Pickup

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Reduce, reuse, recycle Solo cups and respect the neighborhood and our waterways!
    Red Cup Pickup with ASG, EMTs, APB.
  •  Take Action: Energy-Efficient Valentine's Day

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to an energy-efficient Valentine's Day | REDUCE transportation carbon emissions | REUSE-able picnic utensils | RECYCLED craft materials | RESPECT one another's interests
    Zagster Picnic
  •  Take Action: Source Waste

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Recycle Tower in residence halls
    Tips to take action in regards to source waste | REDUCE packaging | REUSE mugs | RECYCLE universal waste and more | RESPECT your stuff
  •  Take Action: Like a Good Neighbor

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Tips to take action in regards to building community | REDUCE time indoors | REUSE: materials for a garden | RECYCLE: mail | RESPECT the neighborhood
    Girls Cross Country's Herb Garden,
  •  Take Action: Mindful Citizenship

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Student sewing for the Eco-Fashion Show.
    Tips to take action in regards to being a mindful citizen | REDUCE: your purchases | REUSE: what you already have in unconventional ways | RECYCLE: product packaging | RESPECT: your right as a citizen and vote
  •  Mission Sustainable Challenge: A Busy Person's Retreat

    Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    Has the world given much thought to how we will be powering, funding, or nourishing the future? Even as busy individuals, we can spare a daily moment of reflection and action to create a more sustainable future.
    Erin and Geoff accepting the Mission Sustainable Challenge
  •  Take Action: Sustainable Transit

    Friday, Sep. 12, 2014
    Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition homepage logo
    REDUCE the amount of driving you do. REUSE vintage bikes. RECYCLE vegetable oil for biofuels. RESPECT the electric car!
  •  Take Action: While Traveling Abroad

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    While Studying Abroad. Photo Courtesy of SCU Flickr.
    Reduce: consumption
    Reuse: products and goods
    Recycle: in proper bins
    Respect: country's sustainability efforts
  •  Take Action: Bronco Athletes

    Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014
    Bike drawing. Courtesy of Alex Garcia.
    Reduce: your carbon footprint by biking or walking
    Reuse: the sun as a clothes dryer
    Recycle: infographics as active lifestyle tips for others
    Respect: your body and fuel it with wholesome food
  •  Take Action: Vote with your Dollar

    Friday, Jun. 6, 2014
    Reduce: your consumption
    Reuse: products you already have
    Recycle: before disposing
    Respect: the companies you support
  •  Take Action: Cleaning

    Friday, May. 2, 2014
    Cleaning products. Photo Courtesy of Stock Xchange.
    REDUCE: the use of harmful chemicals
    REUSE: the community’s leftover household products
    RECYCLE: old t-shirts as cleaning rags
    RESPECT: the labels on your cleaning products
  •  Take Action: Food

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014
    Farmworker Collage. Photo Courtesy of Jacob Anikulapo, Flickr via
    Tips to lessen your food waste and how to be an informed eater.
    REDUCE: Smaller portion sizes
    REUSE: The best to-go ware
    RECYCLE: Composting food scraps
    RESPECT: Farm-to-fork


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