We have finally reached the home stretch before the holidays! As we prepare for the break next week, please remember that simple actions like turning off lights and unplugging appliances and electronics can greatly contribute to reducing wasted energy at Penn State.
Mark your calendars for Feb. 6, 2018 from 12-12:45 p.m. when Penn State's first alternative transportation coordinator, Cecily Zhu, introduces members to new ways to get to and around campus in an online webinar. The College of Liberal Arts Green Team hosted Cecily last Fall and the presentation was so popular that they recommended it be shared with other Green Teams. "It was nice to have Cecily remind us of what is available, like Enterprise's Carshare and Zagster and how easy they are to use," said Jessica Fatica, member of the Liberal Arts Green Team.
This webinar presents a chance for Green Teams to easily host a sustainability event for their unit with two easy steps: 1) Reserve a room for Feb. 6 and 2) Fill in the room number and your Green Team's name on the attached flyer before sending out.
Could less stuff lead to greater happiness, more time, or more ease in our lives? Writer and designer Graham Hill argues in this short Ted Talk that "editing" your stuff by thinking before you buy, selecting items that you use consistently, and designing multi-functional living and working spaces can reduce stress. As we venture into the holiday season, a traditional time for gift giving, we thought this is an important question for all of us to consider.
This holiday season please use this
green holiday party guide to help you with everything from decorating your party to composting your food leftovers. At Penn State, we emphasize that sustainability starts at the beginning rather than at the end, so instead of buying new and more, consider reducing your consumption of products, reusing what you already have, and recycling and composting what's left. T
ake a look at our guide and consider at least one way in which you can make an impact this holiday season.