EveryoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going green these days. I love it and fully support green habits, however itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not always easy for broke college students to cut back on waste, switch to more efficient appliances, plant trees, etc. If fact Ã¢â‚¬â€œ because money is so limited Ã¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to make a difference in any of these areas. But media seems to be the one place where we can all make small modifications to help the environment overall because Ã¢â‚¬â€œ letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face it Ã¢â‚¬â€œ media consumes a lot of our time.
Media companies are spending big bucks on their eco-friendly campaigns Ã¢â‚¬â€œ making informed decisions about who you are buying from will show these campaigns can return on investment and will make this message sustainable.
I received an e-mail this week which had Ã¢â‚¬Å“Act Green: Do you really have to print this e-mail?Ã¢â‚¬Â appended to the signature section. Something as simple as not printing our billion e-mails will add up to fewer wasted sheets of paper, fewer wasted trees, and maybe a more conscious approach to resource-use in general. E-mail archives were made for a reason!
Even Facebook is getting involved. A friend of mine invited me to add the Ã¢â‚¬Å“GreenbookÃ¢â‚¬Â application to my Facebook profile. The group is pretty cool in that they use sponsorship money to decrease CO2 emissions. Each day they dole out a portion of those CO2 emissions to members so you can see how much CO2 you have reduced personally. As of today, 108,207.66 lbs. total group-wide.
There have to be other simple ways
to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Go GreenÃ¢â‚¬Â with our media. Any ideas?