Waste Management - Sustainability Tip of the Month
We live in a time where nothing can go to waste. See how that thinking is reshaping the Big South Conference and Waste Management's environmental responsibilities.
February 2014 - Adorn Your Dorm In Green
Think before you decorate your dorm room. Here are a few tips for moving in this year. Buy quality furniture locally at resale shops or online. This will save gasoline as well as reduce your carbon footprint. Buying quality furniture also means it will last longer. Plus, resale shops have the coolest, most unique stuff anyway! Also, keep a plant in your room – it will help to clean the air and reduce airborne molds that cause sickness.
January 2014 - Reuse and Recharge
Rechargeable batteries are a great way to save money and resources. Initial costs are higher for reusable batteries, but in the long term they quickly pay for themselves. Recharging only costs approximately 4 cents per battery – do the math. Plus, the environmental impact of rechargeable batteries is far less significant than that of disposable batteries. They have 28 times less impact on global warming, 30 times less impact on pollution and 12 times less impact on water pollution.
December 2013 - Squeaky Green
25% of indoor household water consumption goes down the shower drain. Showers use an average of 4 gallons of water per minute. Try installing a low-flow shower head. They are available at your local hardware store – it’s a fairly inexpensive piece of hardware that can cut your shower water usage in half. Also, you can simply take shorter showers. Time yourself with your favorite song to make sure you finish in time. In the end, you could cut your shower water usage by 75%.