Student’s Corner

Come spring semester, I will be trading the frigid climate of Rochester, New York, for that of the more temperate Siena, Italy. Since I will be doing a lot of traveling, I’ve been thinking of ways to do so whilst having as small of an impact as possible. Here are some that I’ve come up with:

  1. Book non-stop flights when available (+ use carbon offset programs)
  2. Avoid planes and use trains/public transportation when possible
  3. Bring a reusable water bottle everywhere to avoid using plastic
  4. Buy fresh and in-season foods to cook with, from local markets
  5. Pack light and buy light; don’t take or purchase more than needed!

Hopefully, I will continue to learn ways to travel more sustainably as I go, and will come back full of tips and tricks to share!

Written by Teddi Shapiro, class of 2019

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