SMU Sustainability Fair

Thursday, September 17 from 10 am to 1:30 pm in the Hughes Trigg Ballroom.

Come check out some of SMU’s green vendors!

Speaker at 10 am:
Yalmaz Siddiqui, Office Depot???s Director of Environmental Strategy, will present an hour long discussion on improving the understanding of environmental issues and opportunities among suppliers, associates and customers.

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2 Responses to SMU Sustainability Fair

  1. Katy Grossman says:

    Hey, just an E-rep shouting out hope this works!

  2. Katy Grossman says:

    This month I hesitantly embarked on a Garbage track for my room which I intend to pass on to my communities. The concept is fairly simple: Keep track of how many times you empty your trash a week and track it for a month. I was hesitant because, like all students, I enjoy to go containers from Mac’s place and the occasional delivery pizza and the waste really starts to add up. I was nervous about finding out how much waste I was accumulating. The results of my tracking were pleasantly not too bad (I empty about once a week which added up to about 3/4 of a trash can a month for my roommate, my friends’ trash, and mine), but I polled around and came up with some waste saving tips from students:
    1. Don’t get bags at Mac’s place. Most of the time you can carry it by yourself anyway.
    2. Buy those cute (or alternatively manly for the boys) reusable grocery bags/shopping bags. Most grocery stores have them now or you can even bring your own.
    3. Buy a reusable water container-the new ones are made of metal so they are healthier than plastic bottles.
    4. If your printer screws up and prints the wrong pages (happens to me all the time) you can reuse the pages by placing them face up in the tray. When the printer takes the paper it will print of the opposite side.
    Let me know if you have anymore tips!
    Stay green SMU!

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