SUCCI has taken some great strides in making itself more ‘green’ and promoting green life initiatives with the students of Confederation College.
Food Services on campus including Tim Hortons provides a discount on the purchase of your coffee if you provide a mug.
Bottled and spring water containers carry a large carbon footprint and SUCCI wanted to make a change. To help lower our carbon footprint there are now Water Bottle Re-Fill Stations throughout the college: fill up your reusable water bottle for free at one of the re-fill stations, they dispense cool, clean, filtered water instantly.
Confederation College Student Sustainability Initiative (CCSSI)
A student led committee has been started on campus that SUCCI supports through Club Funding.
Green Life Tips for Students
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
- Switch to organic shampoos and conditioners
- Get on your bike! –> For every mile you ride your bike instead of driving a car, you avoid the production of about one pound of carbon dioxide.
- Save water with powder detergents
- Buy only recycled paper products for your office, bathroom and kitchen
- Keep your water heater thermostat no higher than 120°F
- Replace 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. This will save approximately 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $60 per year.
- Use your printer wisely
- Limit the use of disposable cups and plates
- Limit the use of paper napkins.
- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs -> Just make sure you dispose of them properly. They contain mercury which is horrible for our landfills. You can return burnt out CFL’s free of charge to any Home Depot location.
- Buy used clothing
- Buy Used Textbooks from our bookstore, student bulletin ads, amazon.ca, chapters.ca or anywhere else you can find them.
- Set up your computer enter sleep mode when you’re not using it.
How to Get Involved:
If you are interested in getting involved in the environment of Thunder Bay or are looking for more information about what is going on around the city, here are some great opportunities for you!
EcoSuperior Environmental Programs
Offers a wide range of programs and services, from community and school presentations to information resources and a growing retail operation of eco-friendly products. Volunteers are always welcome to participate in many different activities! For more information or volunteer opportunities please visit: www.ecosuperior.org or call 624-2140.
EarthCare Thunder Bay
Works in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay on issues of climate change and community sustainability, with the main priority of implementing the Community Environmental Action Plan
For more information please visit: http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/Environment/EarthCare_Thunder_Bay.htm
Environmental Film Network
Provides free screening of environmental related movies to the public monthly.
For a list of upcoming movies and show times please visit: www.efilmnetwork.wordpress.com