Schools are going green and so should you
Whether it's been a decade or so since you've been in college or you're starting your first term, you probably know the popular, can-never-get-it-out-of-your-head song "Red Solo Cup" by Toby Keith. This song may be the last opportunity to ever hear about these plastic containers, because many colleges and universities across the nation are ramping up their recycling programs and making their campuses more green.
Rande Patterson, a student at a college in Houston, Texas, is an environmentalist and member of the Eco-Rep Program, which is helping students limit their use of red Solo cups and any other wasteful materials. In an interview with USA Today, Patterson discussed why initiatives like those at her college are important to changing the way students think about the environment.
"Sometimes, the only thing needed to change a person's actions is to offer them an alternative," she told the news source.
If you're thinking about going to college to earn a Renewable Energy degree, now is the time to start changing the way you do day-to-day tasks. Simple steps like purchasing recycled materials or using less water during your shower are just a couple of ways you can lower your carbon footprint.