What is a creative way in which you are reducing your impact on the earth?
Send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first ten faculty and staff to respond will receive a reusable Commons tote bag.
Sernett, assistant director of annual giving:
don’t know if it’s creative but here’s what I’m doing: I
grow my own food organically; I
take the train and walk to work; I
order my produce that I don’t grow online from www.spud.com
and only order food that they mark as ‘local’; I
harvest windfalls in my neighborhood; I
don’t wash my car that often; I
don’t run the water when I brush my teeth; I
try not to print pages unnecessarily; I
use rags rather than paper towels; I
buy mostly organic; I
buy eco-friendly detergents.
adjunct faculty legal administrative assistant, School of Law:
dig down in the recycling bin and take out used paper and cut it up into
small squares. I
write on these at my desk or if someone needs to write down something, I give
them to the person. That way, the paper is being used once again…
Matt, assistant professor of nursing, writes:
was in the habit of using paper towels to dry fruits and vegetables when I
washed them. I changed that and now I
use a cloth towel that I change every evening and wash once a week. I also use cloths to clean the counters in my
kitchen and the table rather than paper towels, which was my practice before.
Sikes, adjunct professor of philosophy:
rid of water coolers and install filters on fountains and other public faucets!
Duncan, associate university counsel: