Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My University

So. It's been awhile. Things are a little crazy here, but lets just give a quick shout out to green initiatives happening in my school and city.
  • Edmonton has a ReUse Center: a shop which sells all sorts of odds, ends and awesomeness donated by local businesses which are sold at super low prices to teachers, community organizers, or whoever wants some neat 'stuff'
  • U of A has several bins in normal eating areas which collects all organic waste (ie bones, leftovers, paper, napkins, pretty much all your lunch garbage that isn't plastic) and they compost it and use it for agricultural stuff (ie. research)
  • U of A also has a "reusable plate" service where you can rent reusable utensils instead of getting your lunch in a box or wrapped in plastic.
That's all for today folks. I will try to write more soon!