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Mission Sustainable Challenge Archives
Engage in the spirituality of sustainability. Sign up now and participate in a daily action and reflection challenge throughout the month of October. Read, act, and contemplate on your own, or attend events and reflect with friends and other campus community members.Click on the red text to see each day's full description.
Mission Sustainable Challenge
Day 30: Recycle-->Reuse-->Reduce
"Zero Waste - How green can you go?" is a short article about the family, published this year in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hopefully you have been saving your unwanted mail since Day 3: Discover your thneeds. Rather than continue to immediately recycle these items, we are going to move up the chain of conservation and reduce them.
Catalog Choice is a great (free) tool to stop unwanted mail. Enter information about each piece of junk mail you've collected into the online interface, and wait. Catalog Choice contacts the companies on your behalf. You can track the progress of your opt-outs, and will notice a dramatic decrease in junk mail within a few weeks. The City of San Jose recently partnered with Catalog Choice as a solution for San Jose residents.
There are a number of other ways to reduce clutter and paper waste in our lives. Earth911's "Paper Cuts: 6 Easy Ways to Opt Out of the Paper Avalanche" offers some great examples of ideas to reduce and eliminate paper use.
Contributed by Lindsey Kalkbrenner (Center for Sustainability)
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