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Tips for Starting the School Year Green

By Sustainability Office on September 6, 2013

Written by Liza Solberg, Communications Intern/Green Raider 

As the school year starts up, the second year of the Green Raiders program does too. This semester our team of 11 passionate and hardworking Green Raiders will not only be volunteering at Sustainability Office events such as the upcoming Recycling event at the first Football Tailgate, but they will also be working on individual projects of their choosing to make big changes on Colgate’s campus. We want to make sure the 2013-2014 school year takes huge strides towards our Climate Action plan for carbon neutrality by 2019  . We will be reaching out through social media as well as events on campus in hopes to educate and involve our peers in sustainable living. To kick off the year, here are a few simple tips for going green on campus: 

  1. Use CFL light bulbs in your place of residence to save energy
  2. Buy school supplies (paper, folders and notebooks) made of recycled materialscolgate-tennis-campus-aerial
  3. Use a reusable water bottle and coffee mug
  4. Walk or bike to class
  5. RECYCLE (click here for guidelines on what we recycle in Hamilton)

We hope you are having a great start to the year!


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