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4 winter savings tips

Oct. 19, 2021

As winter approaches, you may spend more money on keeping warm. Get tips from the Environmental Center to help you save money and energy this winter, wherever you live.

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5 takeaways from the 2021 Campus Sustainability Summit

April 26, 2021

On Earth Day, our campus community and leadership came together virtually for the 28th Campus Sustainability Summit to share progress and ideas about the future. Here are key takeaways from the event.

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Take the Sustainable Buffs Pledge

April 21, 2021

This Earth Day, join your fellow Buffs in pledging to make daily sustainable lifestyle choices, big or small. Plus, get tips and resources for how to make a difference.

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How to be an advocate for the environment

March 17, 2021

While election season is over for now, you can still "vote" for the future you want and get involved with issues that are important to you. Here's how you can be an advocate for the things you care about.

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Green meal planning with plant-based foods

March 3, 2021

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean eating a salad for every meal! Here are some tips for incorporating meatless meals into your life.

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Creating sustainable habits

Jan. 28, 2021

If you’re looking to create a sustainable lifestyle, it can help to start with making small changes, rather than attempting one quick overhaul. Here are a few ways to get started with building sustainable habits.

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Composting 101: Learn the basics

Oct. 7, 2020

Composting is easier than you might think. It has major environmental benefits and is something you can do wherever you are. Get tips for composting at home or on campus.

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6 things to bring to campus this fall

Aug. 12, 2020

You may have some questions about what to bring to campus and how to be ready for the coming semester. The best way to be prepared is to plan in advance. Here are some things to bring to campus this fall.

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How to reduce waste at home

July 22, 2020

Our habits have changed now that we are spending more time at home, and there are things we can do to reduce, reuse and recycle now. Here are some tips for saving money and resources at home.

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How to grow a vegetable garden no matter where you live

June 15, 2020

Try a low-cost, healthy, fun new hobby at home. Even the most amateur of gardeners can grow fresh, low-maintenance produce with the right containers. Get tips.