Use your green thumb at school
Numerous college campuses across the nation are employing the greenest thumbs in their student body to grow fruits and vegetables in neighborhood community gardens. Regardless of whether students are studying environmental law or simply want to get some dirt beneath their fingernails, these initiatives are spurring a quiet - and nutritious - green movement.
"To address climate change and greenhouse gases, students, professors and departments came together and we started a small garden to address one component of climate change - food sources," Madaline Goldstein, a senior at a Chicago university, told USA Today. "We want [students] to see where food comes from, the processes that take place for food to grow and how doable it is to grow food."
Some schools donate all of the harvested produce to community organizations and homeless shelters while others use the gardens to educate people about the growing horticultural trend.
If you go to school in the middle of the city, you can still grow your own vegetables indoors or on a roof deck. Tomatoes, peppers and numerous herbs thrive in warm environments, including inside your dorm room - as long as you have a window.