| | | A variety of sustainable habits can be easily adopted into anyone's life to help reduce our impact on the environment and assist us in building our personal and communal health. Below is a small sampling of the Sustainable Lifestyle Tips that the Office of Sustainability promotes. Conserve Energy:
Reducing your dependence on fossil fuels can seem like a difficult task. While investing in alternative energy in our homes may be the first solution many people think of, we can also reduce our use of fossil fuels by making simple changes in our daily actions. Conserve Water:
Water is a finite resource and should be conserved for the health of our environment and society. Here are a few quick tips for conserving water in the home: Reduce Food WasteWhile Ohio University has the largest in-vessel composting facility in the nation, the goal should be to reduce the amount of food waste initially generated. Here are some tips for improving your food consumption efficiency: Natural Cleaning:
Limit the amount of waste you send to the landfill by reusing products whenever possible. Here are a few easy ideas: Use Grey Water:
Collect rain water or used water from chores such as dish washing or from the waste tray of your dehumidifier to help facilitate other household needs such as flushing the toilet and watering the flowerbeds. Place a rain barrel under your home's gutters to collect rainwater to use for similar purposes. Instead of throwing all of your waste materials in the trash to be transported to a landfill, recycle everything you can. This includes paper, cardboard, newspaper, Compost:
Air Quality:
Improve the quality of the air in your home by instituting a few simple rules: Food:The food you eat and where you shop can have a large impact on the community as well as the global economy. Stay Healthy:
Maintaining personal health and happiness can have lasting impacts on our own personal sustainability and the vitality of our communities, environment and economy. Build a Community:
Teaching, caring for and sharing with our neighbors helps build a more sustainable community because in encourages shared resources and collaborative problem solving. By investing in our own personal and collective development, we help build a more compassionate society that cares for the health and safety of our community, our environment and our collective prosperity. Seek help when you feel you need it, accept it when offered to you and offer it when you can.


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