More than recycling: ways to make yourself more eco-friendly

Evan Ticknor
Cheif Photographer

As I watch McDaniel make efforts to become a more eco-friendly institution, it quickly becomes apparent this is no easy task. With so much for the administration to concern itself with the school’s green efforts seem to constantly take a back seat. Take homecoming for example,one of the biggest events all year is a day of football, friends and festivities in which there is no shortage of bottles and cans. The school however did not provide a single recycling bin out on the football field area.

Or look at something more consistent such as the pub, day in and day out they provide students with quick and easy food, yet at the expense of thousands of Styrofoam plates and cups, plastic utensils and condiment containers. Practices such as these make it clear to me that even thought the school may have good intentions when it comes to going green, they still have a long way to go.

The good news is that each and every student and employee can make a difference everyday in the decisions that they choose to make and in their daily habits. Therefore it is crucial for everyone to be as informed as possible, so here are a few things that you can and should do to make the world a cleaner and greener place.