Happy Earth Week 2011! I know you’re all obviously taking three-minute showers, but what else are you doing to celebrate? Recycling more? Turning down the AC? Riding your bike instead of driving? At Hopkins, we have a whole week of events and activities planned on and around campus. Lots of different student groups are working together to make students more aware or the environment and how they can help reduce their carbon and water footprint.
Not sure what your community or campus is planning for Earth Week? Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
Every time you bring in your own tumbler or mug to Starbucks, they take 10 cents off, but bring one in on Earth Day (Friday, April 22) and get a FREE brewed coffee or tea (hot or iced—since it’s starting to warm up for spring)!
Volunteer at a National Park to experience nature and see why you should be so involved in helping the environment!
Stock up on The Body Shop’s biodegradable Earth Lover’s Shower Gels to “Start Your Day the Earth Lover’s Way”
Spice up your old recycling habit by making light decorations out of old aluminum cans and a magazine rack out of old magazines instead of just tossing them in the recycling bin
If you know that you’re going to be drinking water all day, use the same cup at home and keep refilling it to cut down on the amount of water you use to wash dishes. Or you can try out these fun, edible cups to cut down on dish washing altogether!
What are some of your plans for Earth Week 2011? Any special events or activities happening at your school or in your community? Leave a comment below, email me (at [email protected]), or give me a shout-out on twitter telling me how you are contributing to our future.
And don’t forget to send in your submissions to the Earth Lovers Three-Minute Shower Challenge Youtube Contest! Need some inspiration? Check out my video here.
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