As a college student, living sustainably seems to be a topic that is widely discussed but rarely put into action. According to Boston College’s Sustainability Facts, “the average college student produces 640 pounds of solid waste each year, including 500 disposable cups and 320 pounds of paper”. Earth Day is coming up, so it’s a good time to start thinking about our consumption habits and taking steps to live more sustainably. It is a common misconception that you have to completely change your lifestyle in order to make an impact; if we all take small steps toward going a little more green, we can make a change.
Paper & Plastic
The amount of office paper wasted each year in Massachusetts is enough to fill Fenway Park to the height of the Prudential Building! (bc.edu)
Water is a huge part of the sustainability movement, and learning how to conserve a little water is easier than you think.
Photo: Suffolk Environmental Club
Now that you know how to live a little more sustainably every day, join Suffolk Environmental Club’s Earth Day event! This event will celebrate Earth Day, and all the individuals and communities who are doing their part to live sustainably.
The event will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd, in the Donahue basement from 12-4PM.
Hope to see you there and Happy Earth Day!