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Environmental Wellness

An environmentally well individual recognizes that they are dependent on their natural environment just as the environment is dependent on them.

Tips to help Cougars with Environmental Wellness

  1. Living a sustainable life
    Take steps to start to live a life more sustainable. One way to get started is conserving water and fuel. A few tips to conserve water is taking shorter showers and turn off the faucet while brushing teeth. As for conserving fuel, carpool to school or bike to school or work. Visit the Office of Sustainability.

  2. Learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials
    Reduce: Buy and use less. Buy only what you need and use all of what you buy Examples: Re-use store bags or use reusable bags when grocery shopping. Reuse: Before recycling or disposing of anything consider whether if it has life left in it. Examples: jelly jar can be reuse to store leftover foods Recycle: glass, metal and cans, plastics, cardboard and cartoons, paper and newspaper Also precycle by purchasing products in material/ packaging that can be readily recycled For more information on how to reduce, reuse and recycle visit the Office of Sustainability.

  3. Adopt leave-no-trace
    Help preserve and conserve our rich environment heritage by learning and participating in educational and ethical programs. One such program is called Leave No Trace Center. The center strives to educate those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts, as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts.

  4. Help with better air quality
    Think about air quality when it comes to cars: switch to cleaner fuels, use less fuels, prevent gas leaks, keep your vehicle engine in top condition, and buy fuel- efficient cars think about air quality when it comes to your home: make your home a smoke-free home, burn less fossil fuels, do not burn garbage or building materials, and plant trees or a garden by your home.