It takes a lot of will power for me to bite my tongue when I see someone in Tahoe buying a single use plastic water bottle. Sometimes I can keep my opinion to myself, but as those of you who know me will understand, it’s really hard for me to do so.
It stills amazes me that I see people buying plastic water bottles around here. I understand – kind of – if you are out and about and you somehow forgot to bring your reusable water bottle, and you just had to buy that single use plastic water bottle. I get that. But why keep on buying single use plastic water bottles time and time again?
Tahoe Central Market opened in Kings Beach in December 2013, just in time for the holidays.
SGA funds new Vapur water refill station in Prim library to reduce amount of waste created by plastic water bottles and offer students chilled Tahoe Tap.
The LNT (Leave No Trace) Campaign at Sierra Nevada College is here! Random acts of sustainability are being watched! Staff, faculty, resident assistants and student government members will be taking notice of students who are achieving the goal of bringing the LNT principles to an urban setting.
1) Plan Ahead and Prepare: Poorly prepared people, when presented with unexpected situations, often resort to high-impact solutions that degrade the outdoors or put themselves at risk. Proper planning leads to less impact. When heading to campus, pack a lunch, bring to-go containers and/or a water bottle and leave yourself plenty of time to walk, bike, pick your friend up for carpooling and/or park at the church lot.
Students choosing to opt out of the the school’s mandatory $125 parking permit were required to attend a parking grievance meeting on Oct. 3. It turns out the most difficult part of waiving the fee was finding the location of TCES 119. Several students had trouble finding the conspicuous room located in the rarely visited part of the TCES.
Last March, I met with both Katie Zanto and Rosie Hackett to discuss some ideas I had for my service learning project. I figured I would do something with ski coaching, or volunteering for an outdoor leadership program. Both Katie the Interdisciplinary Studies chair, and Rosie, Outdoor Adventure Leadership program director, kindly and respectfully shut me down.
Kapilananda Mondal, a businessman from India, will speak at Sierra Nevada College from 5-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in Prim Library. He will also visit 12 other schools this year to talk about how he is using microfinance to create a sustainable community.