Over the past few years, as temperatures rise, landfills overflow and greenhouse gas emissions sky rocket to an all time high, it has become apparent that human activity is driving climate change, and our planet needs us.
It often seems that the issue of climate change is a problem much larger than ourselves, and though there needs to be serious nationwide efforts and structures put in place to save our planet, we as individuals must take action in our own lives and do our part.
As college students, it can often seem daunting to make a drastic change in our already busy lives, but there are many easy steps that can be taken to make a huge impact on the environment. About 60 percent of plastic ends up in a landfill or in the natural environment.
A great way to cut down on single use plastics is to always make sure to have reusable shopping bags with you when going to the store, carry around a reusable water bottle and coffee mug for refills, and carry around a set of cutlery to limit single use plastic forks