With the spring season slowly settling, many are glad to take a break from the extreme, cold weather. Nature seems to rejoice as well, with trees recovering their foliages and flowers blooming. If you’re already brainstorming spring and summer activities, here are some tips for a sustainable spring season.
Gardening: Outdoor activities will be favored in the next months. You can take advantage of the warm weather by planting vegetables and flowers, either at home or a community garden. Grow Green Rochester, an urban agriculture program is hosting a couple of work days this month and in April. You can sign up here to meet local neighbors, work in the garden, and share in the harvest!
Walk and bike: Instead of driving or taking the bus shuttle, consider using the most eco-friendly modes of transportation: walking and biking. Not only you will reduce your carbon footprint, but you can also breathe fresh air, enjoy the beauty of nature and replenish yourself psychologically.
Try to air dry your clothes: In place of using a dryer at home, you can air dry your clothes in your backyard. It’s environmentally friendly, saves electricity and encourages you to go outside. On campus, air drying is not really feasible, but you make your laundry more energy-efficient by setting the dryer to low heat.
Written by Kelly Jean, Class of 2021