First-Year Students Encouraged to Live Sustainably

September 05, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph's sustainability program is giving away 1,000 cloth bags to first-year students as a way of encouraging them to live sustainably while on campus.

The cloth grocery bags will be handed out on Branion Plaza Thursday and Friday. Information packages on recycling, sustainable consumerism and energy conservation on campus will be included with the bags.

"The beginning of the semester is a great time to introduce first-year students to the sustainability program and the environmental initiatives on campus," said Julianna Van Adrichem, recycling co-ordinator.

Van Adrichem said first-year students will be asked to sign a pledge promising to put an effort towards living more sustainably. They will also be asked to check off from a list three ways they plan to reduce their own consumption and waste.

The names of all those students who sign the pledge will be posted on the sustainability program website.

For more information about the sustainability program

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1