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What Can I Do?

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011

Reduce your impact on the environment by becoming involved with your school's sustainability program. By implementing sustainable behaviors as a child, teenager, or young adult, we are more likely to continue living sustainably as we move into our own homes. To learn more about sustainability in higher education and see what schools around the country have to offer, visit the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Reuse school supplies this quarter. Go to freecycle.org, have a swap party, or donate yours.

There are plenty of ways to recycle your old textbooks by donating them to a good cause. Adopt-a-Library has a list of libraries in schools, American Indian Reservations, and prisons in need of textbooks.

Support education that teaches respect for the environment. Locally, Bronco Environmental Education (BEE), a program of the Environmental Studies Institute at SCU, provides environmental education services to the community, centered at Ulistac Natural Area. These education programs include providing free, science standards-based environmental education field trips for students from low-income schools and after-school services with supervised play time. Reintroducing youngsters to outdoor, unstructured play is a goal of Ulistac Natural Area. Wildzones play days allow kids to play with sticks, stones and mud. Learn more about BEE, and volunteer with this fun, outdoor-based program.

Tags: Environmental Justice, Take Action, Waste