As a campus, we are constantly working to educate and encourage sustainability both as individuals and as a campus. Follow us here for some great sustainability tips that can help you live a greener and more sustainable life!
Tip #1: Use a drying rack or clothesline!
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are no strangers to the clothesline. Yet many of us take the easy route when the laundry has piled up; it's just EASIER to throw the laundry in the dryer. According to the NL Power "Take Charge" website, it costs close to $85 to run your dryer each year! If you live in a place that allows clotheslines (remarkably, they are banned in some municipalities), buy some clothespins, let mother nature air-dry those sheets, and start saving money! Drying racks are available for students to use, just contact the Grenfell Campus Student Union for more information!
Tip #2: Reduce, reuse, [free]cycle!
Moving away from home can be a stressful time for students, especially when it comes to buying everything you need in your new room. However, Grenfell Student Housing has created a way for students to recycle their room essentials, making sure nothing goes to waste. Check out their page to see more about the Free Store!
Tip #3: Even in small cities, there are zero waste options
zero-waste in small cities can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t
options! Each semester, GWMC holds bi-weekly events to educate on more
sustainable living. One of their events was holding a Zero Waste in Corner
Brook workshop where they outlined different businesses in Corner Brook and ideas to help you go zero waste. Check out their Zero Waste Pamphlet for some great zero-waste ideas!
Tip #4: Ditch the single-use water bottles
Grenfell Campus is proud to be a water-bottle free campus, which reduces the number of plastic bottles entering our waste stream! Instead of relying on bottled water, there are great sustainable options available to make sure you stay hydrated. All of the water on campus is safe and ready to drink, so you can fill your reusable water bottle anywhere. Pick up a reusable bottle today at GCSU or email email@example.com for more information. If you prefer filtered water, we have several filtered refill stations around campus:
Tip #5: Choose reusable mugs
Coffee and tea can be a necessity for some people, so make sure you always have a reusable mug handy to avoid using single-use paper cups. In case saving the environment is not enough incentive, several coffee shops on campus give a discount if you BYOM (bring your own mug)!