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Life Causes

With how busy we are, the daunting task of saving the planet isn’t exactly high up on a collegiette’s list of priorities. Let’s face it: some days, the Three-Minute Shower Challenge just doesn’t seem that enticing. However, with more and more universities going green with innovative programs and initiatives, saving the planet never seemed like a more fitting quest to conquer. Lindsey Lyons, the assistant director of Dickinson College’s Center for Sustainability Education, provided some tips to help every collegiette adapt her on-campus lifestyle to go green just in time for Earth Day! 1. Do...
One of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season is the warm and fuzzy feeling you get by giving to others. In the craziness of searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones, remember that they aren’t the only people who need your help during this time of year. We told you over the summer about nonprofit organizations you can volunteer with. Now it’s time to channel that generosity towards start-up nonprofits this winter! Start-up nonprofits can be difficult to find because they have fewer resources and less buzz than previously established organizations, so we put together a list...
Want to help a worthy cause in just a few minutes? The Give a Spit campaign, created by DoSomething.org and Be The Match, encourages people between the ages of 18 and 24 sign up to register to be a bone marrow donor for the national bone marrow donor registry. All it takes is some paperwork and a cheek swab! We sat down to chat with Sheldon Mba, the spokesperson for the campaign. Sheldon is a dance performance major at North Carolina Central University who suffers from a rare blood disorder and is in need of a blood donor match. Here’s what he had to say about his involvement with the...