Why Should We Reduce?
Using a reusable mug when you get your hot drink is a small action that collectively has a big impact.
Every year the CU Environmental Center gives out over 500 reusable 'eco-mugs' to first year students in the dining halls as part of our campaign to end the disposable mentality on campus!
When you use your reusable mug on campus and in the community you will save money.
Ditching bottled water for a reusable water bottle not only saves energy and resources but will also save you money as bottled water is typically sold for 10,000 times the price of regular tap water.
Across campus you will find refill stations throughout resident halls and academic buildings where you can fill up with cool filtered water for free!
Plastic Bags have a collosal impact on the environment as they are resource intensive, hard to recycle, and can take up to thousands of years to decompose.
In November 2012, City Council passed an ordinance requiring a 10-cent fee for disposable plastic and paper checkout bags at all grocery stores in Boulder, so make sure to BYOB (bring your own bag) to the grocery store!
We need to CU reusing! You can reuse in two general ways:
REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING TIPS WHEN PURCHASING YOUR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:
Happy Holidays from the CU Environmental Center! Here’s a checklist of simple things you can do to reduce waste while you eat, drink, and make merry this holiday season!