Have a very green summer!Jun 7th, 2012 | By colin | Category: Make a Difference!
I’m not going to be blogging for the rest of the summer, since I’ll be out of state working on environmental policy, but in the spirit of summer, I thought I’d share three ways I’m trying to go greener this summer.
Work: How am I getting around this summer? Public transportation! I’ll keep the city a secret for now, but the rail system is phenomenal, and that’s how I’m getting to work every day. I won’t drive at all this summer – only walking or taking public transportation!
Play: Yeah, even the music I listen to is green! Some of my favorite bands (U2, Green Day and Hot Buttered Rum – a lesser-known bluegrass band) all support green causes, and buying music feels a little better when you know some of it goes to charity. Also of note, my favorite band (Coldplay) has been a long-time supporter of Make Trade Fair, another very charitable organization. And if you want to find out more about green bands, check out Live Earth (http://liveearth.org/)
School: I have a couple research articles coming out later this month about conservation research, but I also just graduated from my college, and get this – our graduation gowns and hats were 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Graduation gown: $70. Fee to graduate: $50. Going to graduation wearing only recycled bottles: Priceless. Wherever you go, life takes Action for Nature.