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Nov 30

Sustainable Holidays!


Published in 2010

Hello! Boozhoo!

Hope everyone had a great fall semester. The Sustainability Office sure did!

Right now, we’re working on promoting a sustainable holiday. The holiday is such an important time of the year. It’s a time to make memories with your family and good friends, to celebrate either your religious ceremonies  or traditions. The Sustainability Office would love to have everyone make their holidays sustainable by making simple changes such as:

  • Swap items with friends for presents
  • When buying gifts, make sure the gifts have minimal packaging
  • When shopping, use reusable bags to avoid plastic
  • If buying something that requires batteries, make sure to use rechargeable batteries
  • Give gifts that are handmade and local
  • Wrap your gifts with used newspaper or magazines
  • Plan out your holiday meal and only buy what you need, so you can reduce your food waste
  • Consider gift certificates so people can choose what they want
  • Put your money to helping others with volunteering, instead of buying something

Hope everyone has a good holiday break! Live sustainably and take care of our Mother Earth.

Apr 29

Tips to Go Green! (and thank you)


Published in 2010

Thanks for all your help making this week’s Earth Week events a success! Thank you for setting up the furniture, helping with the technology, quickly copying the posters, reserving the rooms, giving away trees, sharing environmental resources, spreading the word, hanging up the posters, attending in person, verbalizing your support, washing the dishware, and cooking the wonderful, local food! What a great campus to be a part of! “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Aristotle

Tip shared from a colleague:
“The Beltrami Humane society takes shredded paper to use for the puppies they get in, and are always looking for more paper.”

Enjoy the weekend!

Apr 23

Hello world!


Published in 2010

Welcome to Blogs at Bemidji State University. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Apr 23

A new Chapter in Sustainability


Published in 2010

Just trying this for the sake of putting something down that will hopefully register so that I will know whether or not this works on the Sustainability sight.  That was also a very long sentence.

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"Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our Mother? What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons of the Earth."
~ Chief Seattle in a letter to President Franklin Pierce, 1852