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February 27 - March 20, 2019

CMU Green Team Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • L Th's avatar
    L Th 3/20/2019 5:57 PM
    Went to a DSAC (Dining Services committee) meeting today. I brought up composting and they informed me that once their planned summer renovations are complete, at least two additional dining locations on campus will offer composting or compost-friendly bowls and utensils! I pushed a bit more on the subject, and they admitted that the biggest hurdle was the extra cost of the compost-friendly materials. Wish there was a good way to address or mitigate this concern. 

  • Naomi Jarvis's avatar
    Naomi Jarvis 3/19/2019 6:18 PM
    Air travel day today. SAS gave us plastic bottles of water & juice. I failed on my composting, 5 minute outdoor walk and avoiding disposables objectives, but surprised the flight attendant by carrying off my empty plastic bottles for recycling.  Will email them to suggest that the airline should collect them separately for recycling, it'd be easy enough to do and Scandinavia is generally much more enviro-conscious than most. 

  • Barbara Kviz's avatar
    Barbara Kviz 3/19/2019 7:28 AM

  • M Shernell Smith's avatar
    M Shernell Smith 3/18/2019 5:17 PM
    I am Sustainable Pittsburgh is helping me to better declutter my life!

  • Naomi Jarvis's avatar
    Naomi Jarvis 3/18/2019 11:58 AM
    Real (non-disposable) crockery & silverware at breakfast should be a selling point for hotels.  I would pay extra for it.  I so dislike styrofoam cups, yuk. 

  • L Th's avatar
    L Th 3/18/2019 7:23 AM
    Just got an email from Green Mountain Energy (my electricity supplier via Duquesne Electric): saved over 2000 pounds of CO2. Presumably this is since I made the switch about 1.5 years ago. 

  • Dabney Schlea's avatar
    Dabney Schlea 3/18/2019 6:39 AM
    My meal prep for this week is 100% meatless

  • Steven Guenther's avatar
    Steven Guenther 3/18/2019 6:16 AM
    What a great daily reminder of the little things that can make a big difference!

  • Desiree Chronick's avatar
    Desiree Chronick 3/18/2019 5:18 AM
    so far so good! this is a great idea!

  • L Th's avatar
    L Th 3/16/2019 7:27 AM
    This is a really neat idea for encouraging people to properly dispose of their trash: let them exchange it for credit towards public transportation (i.e., metro card).