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Clean and Green

dept-header-graphicIf you?ve ever been concerned that the chemicals in your household cleaners might not be good for you or the environment, your concern is justified. I was programmed to think that if my house smelled like bleach or certain other well-known cleaning products, it was clean. It may have been clean, but the fumes were toxic to my body and the environment. There are various ways that many of today?s household cleaners cause harm, but in the name of a clean house I was turning a blind eye. That is, until 10 months ago.

Community Gardens

garden-01Buy local. Compost. Victory gardens. Organic. In the past year or so, these terms have “taken root” in our societal consciousness. Literacy of these concepts and implementation of these practices is “sprouting” all around us especially as Spring comes to life. This is a thrill for someone such as myself who has been “cultivating” these practices in small ways through experimentation and engagement over the past several years.

What Can I Do?

earthhands_200_200Check out the Xavier University Guide to a Green Cincinnati created for students by students with tips on how to live sustainably on or off-campus.

Join the Sustainability Club and help create tangible change on Xavier’s campus.

Practice sustainable habits in your dorm or apartment: take shorter showers, turn off the lights when you’re not in a room, unplug energy vampires (chargers and electronics with lights that shine even in the off position such as TVs), don’t run your air conditioner when you’re not home, switch to CFL light bulbs, and more!