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GHC Sustainability Tip of the Week March 5th

Hello Campus Community,
 
Here is your March 5th Sustainability Tip of the Week. This week’s tip on the Three R’s is brought to you by Claire Bruncke. Thank you Claire!!
 
Three R’s:
 
The three R’s are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
They are listed in that order for good reason. Being green starts with Reducing your consumption! Then move onto reusing what you have, and as a final step you should recycle.
 
So how do we reduce?
Here are some simple ways to cut back on your consumption!
 
1. Buy less packaging – buy a 2 liter bottle of pop and pour it into a glass instead of buying small bottles or cans – individually wrapped anything isn’t eco friendly!
2. Buy products that package in an environmentally friendly way – look for the port-comsumer materials label
3. Buy only what you need – save money and the earth by skipping that extra pair of shoes you’ll probably only wear once
4. Don’t use a plastic produce bag unless you NEED one – two apples don’t need their own bag!
5. Try to buy used goods before new – if you really need to buy something.
 
If you need inspiration on how to Reduce – take a look at No Impact Man – his blog is helpful and his documentary will convince you to make one simple change in your life to be more sustainable.
We can’t all make No Impact to the extreme that he did – but we can all reduce and make a difference!
http://noimpactman.typepad.com/