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Buffs pledge to live green
The University of Colorado and the Environmental Center are celebrating America Recycles Day today.
One of the most eye catching display on campus today is on the lawn in front of Hellems Arts and Sciences.
On display are 2,500 cups that students have thrown away. The curtain of cups represent the 2,500 cups that are thrown away in just one day at the UMC.
The Environmental Center is also giving away free cups of coffee to entice students into learning more about their carbon footprint.
Those who sign the “Live Green” pledge receive a free reusable mug and a cup of coffee.
Students who sign the pledge need to choose 3 actions they are not currently doing and do them to fight climate change.
Some examples are riding bikes and buses instead of driving cars, using reusable mugs and bottles, printing double sided, and turning off the water when brushing ones' teeth.
Christina Gosnell, a student on the Recycling Outreach Team, wants to show students that they do have an impact on their environment. “You really have so much power in what you do on campus and off campus” says Gosnell. “You really can reduce your impact on the environment.”
Students can sign up at any of the displays around campus today or online here.