October is Campus Sustainability Month. Start small in your waste reduction efforts by choosing to reuse the basics: a water bottle and to-go mug.
Every year, 53,000 homes could be powered by energy that's used to make and dispose of paper cups. Reduce, reuse, recycle: it's a hierarchy. Recycling is great as a last resort, but it's more important to reduce the amount of waste we consume before we even get to the waste bins. One of the best ways you can do this is always to have your reusable water bottle, to-go mug, and reusable bag with you. JHU cafes provide a discount when you #BYOMug. Encourage others to do the same with a quick email before catered meetings!
Join the Office of Sustainability, student groups, Student Leadership & Involvement, and other partners in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month in October. Events, celebrations, and important sustainability initiatives will take place across the university. See the Sustainability Office website and Facebook page for full event details.