Parfait MuhozaBIOL-209-BJessica Fisk1/21/18 As people know, the environment is everything thatsurrounds human nature. Every biotic or living have a right to live in afavorable environment. As a community of Grand View, we need to sustain ourenvironment and make it better where possible. There are harmless methods thatcan be used to make Grand View more environmentally friendly like reducing theamount of meat consumed, using more plastics instead of papers, and use morerecycling.
If followed thoroughly, might lead to a better environment.Grand View University has a good dining program. It has enough food withvarying nutrients. I came to realize that we eat more meat than we should eatand the reason behind this is the availability of various types of meatprepared and readily available at the school dining center. There is meatprepared on at least every type of meal of the day. More of the land is beingused to raise livestock because the amount of meat consumption is increasing.
There is a system namedmeatless Monday that has been introduced by the dining services which iswhereby students eat no meat and take a picture of their meals and the winneris randomly chosen. It occurs once a month but I think it should be updated toevery Monday and the number of the winner to be increased. This way, more peoplewill cut-off the consumption of meat to save the livestock and reducing the emissionof Global warming potential gases. This would later save the land to be usedfor recreation, and other purposes such as cultivation of greens.Minimizingthe amount of paper used.
Fewer papers have been used in classrooms as technologyis comes. There are some things that will need to be used or printed on paperbut there is a way to reduce the use of those papers. Examples include printingdouble-sided, taking some of the notes and completing assignments online orotherwise electronically. According to Fair Reporters, “the sole benefit ofreducing paper consumption is saving the world” (“Benefits of Reducing PaperUse”, 03/30/17). According to the authors of this article, using less paper issaving the world because as they explained, 24 trees are cut down to make a tonof papers.
And regardless of the transport to deliver them, we are alsoaffecting the use of fuel and energy to be used while processing these papers. GrandView would, therefore, play an important role in the environment by using lesspaper or recycling since recycling takes less energy than making new ones.Talkingof recycling, it is an easy way to make the environment greener. It saves energythat would be used to make new items. Grand View has introduced recycle bins fortrash different from the ones of cans and bottles. The only problem is that thissystem is only found in one building.
I would encourage more recycle bins ofthis kind all over the campus community and encourage campus citizens to adhereto these changes by letting them know the importance of doing so. It might seemcostly at the beginning but as far as environmental conservation is concerned,this will have many benefits. To sum up, there are many waysincluding the ones mentioned above and some others that would make the GrandView community eco-friendly. For example, using mugs instead of more plasticto-go cups is a good way to reduce plastic consumption.
Another way is to walkto classes or using carpooling. For students living on-campus, making walks toclasses is better than driving. The school is not that big and might be a wayto get fresh air instead of sitting in a stuffy car. In the winter or othercold or rainy times, some might consider carpooling especially those from thesame buildings who have classes together or in the same buildings. This wayfuel consumption might be minimized. Lastly, let us stop littering around toavoid pollution. Let us make our environment a better place to live and not forthe moment but for a longer time.Works Cited”Benefitsof Reducing Paper Use.” Fair Reporters,30 May 2017, http://fairreporters.net/science/benefits-of-reducing-paper-use/