- Millions of people go without vital resources such as fresh water everyday...think you can go without something as "vital" as your cell phone? Check out tap.unicefusa.org/mobile and find out how going without your phone can help supply children with clean water!
- Take a note from Campus Conservation Nationals, and put your computer to sleep! Putting your computer in sleep mode when you aren't using it will consume 80% less energy, and will reduce wear and tear.
- Many of you may know Steve Cook, an instructor for the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. His insight to sustainability might be different than what you've heard in the past: “My tip would be to not try to gain sustainability hero status all at once. Pick out one or two areas and focus on them. For example, stop eating industrial beef and stop using your clothes drier in favor of a clothes line or clothes rack." -Steve Cook
- What is BPA? Why is it so bad for you?
- Check out and support rad companies doing positive things for the environment! POW (Protect Our Winters) is an organization of snow sports enthusiasts out there campaigning to fight the effects of climate change!
- Here's one small action that can have a large impact on your carbon footprint: TED talk "weekday vegetarian" on making a pledge to eat less meat, without the hard black-and-white dedication of being a full on vegetarian. The talk goes over benefits of eating less meat, such as a reduced carbon footprint, reducing animal cruelty, and increasing your overall health.
- Check out Gear Trade an online outdoor gear shop for gently-used items an alternative to buying the expensive gear this year.
- Shop with a social conscience by voting with your wallet by making informed purchasing decisions and buying fair trade.