By Rose Armour
Did you know that if each student, faculty member and staff member used 15 fewer plastic bags a month, 1 million fewer plastic bags would end up in the landfill each year? In honor of Environmental Day 2018 and Earth Day 2018, AUS Sustainability will be giving away reusable AUS-branded canvas bags to encourage everyone to end plastic pollution. We are challenging students, faculty and staff to refuse plastic bags at the grocery store and other shopping outlets. It is an easy action that everyone can do to reduce the number of plastic bags in the landfills. Let’s do our part.
On Thursday, April 19, AUS Sustainability will be staffing a booth at Environmental Day 2018, which will be hosted by American Chemical Society (ACS) in collaboration with the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. The event will be in the Main Building Rotunda from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop by our booth to get your free reusable bag and be a part AUS Sustainability’s End Plastic Pollution campaign.
Also, get prepared for AUS Sustainability’s Earth Day Challenge on Sunday, April 22, where you can get a new reusable water bottle for turning over 10 single-use plastic bottles to be used in the AUS Greenhouse project. Follow us on Facebook @AUSSustainable for more updates!