Tiara Zhan'e Hernandez
in the residence halls, the fact remains that not everyone does this. Often times all the trash from the residence halls gets tossed into one huge dumpster. This has to change.
According to the Recycling Guide, recycling reduces waste caused by pollution.
Large amounts of energy is used when making products from raw materials, recycling and preserving natural resources uses much less energy. It is also important to keep in mind the fact that landfills where we dumb trash are filling up quickly. Finally, our recycling today will benefit the future generations. It comes down to a matter of how much do you care about yourself, your environment, and others.
Caring and being mindful goes deeper than recycling, it includes disposing of cigarettes butts properly (not in the flower pots on in the grass). It includes carrying your trash, no matter how small, to a nearby garbage can. It includes picking up trash you see on the ground outside around campus, even if you didn’t put it there.
Who knows, maybe someone will see your “good deed” and follow suit. Maybe the person that spotted you carrying that soda can that has been sitting in the grass for weeks to the trash is some- one who had a slightly negative opinion about you, and seeing you take that step to care about your campus and planet will change their mind about you.
Even if there’s no one around, do it for you, for us. This is our campus, our community, and our planet, and we should start acting like it.