CU/Green on everyday stuff

CU/Green: Things Cedarville University should consider doing in order to be good stewards of the Earth.

Okay, not all household chemicals are as hazardous as those trained to be withstood by the U.S. Army, as shown here. But some are close, and our government continues to let us use them! Flickr photo from Army.mil. CC.

Okay, not all household chemicals are as hazardous as those trained to be withstood(....) by the U.S. Army, as shown here. But some are close, and our government continues to let us use them! Flickr photo from Army.mil. CC.

Healthy personal choices

  • get rid of the rat poison around the buildings, maybe replacing it with natural alternatives
  • Replace all cleaners and solvents with environmentally-friendly ones. Maybe contract with Seventh Generation or Biokleen. Make sure we’re not using products with chlorine, ammonia, phosphate, petroleum solvents, harmful alcohols or other VOC’s, butyl, glycol ether, or those tested on animals or that use animal ingredients.

Educational paraphernalia

  • Set a requirement for using WebCT and other digital means for the majority of coursework. Ideally the only things that would be printed are those things that are absolutely, positively needed on paper. (Dealings with certain outside entities comes to mind.) This could mean getting faculty and graders e-readers like the Kindle. And, of course, any paper that is used should get stored for long-term or recycled.
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