Trash Talk – Are your eyes bigger than your stomach?

Feb 25, 2013
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President
At MG account Guilford College, we weighed our daily food waste last semester to raise awareness about how much was being thrown in the trash.
Results?
300 pounds of food a day average almost half a…

Trash Talk – Making a case for laptops…

Jan 21, 2013
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President
If you’re planning to buy a new computer, consider getting a laptop or notebook instead of a desktop.

Laptops require fewer materials and less energy to produce than desktops

Laptops use a fract…

Trash Talk – Balancing health & sustainability!

January 4, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President
Homeopathic vs. Manufactured Pharmaceuticals – manufacturing synthetic drugs emits more than 177 million pounds of untreated pollutants into air, water, and soil each year. Any homeopathic reme…

Trash Talk – Deck the halls – and think green!

December 12, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President
Gift Suggestion – gift cards, concert tickets, restaurant certificates, and movie vouchers -all great alternatives to heavily packaged and wrapped presents. And, if
purchased online, you not…

Trash Talk – Campus campaign

November 20, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President
Campus Campaign

Pens – Use refillable pens. Refills cost as little as $1 each, almost the same as disposables. Pens are rarely recycled. Every year we discard 1.6 billion pens. Placed end to…

Trash Talk – Water saving tips

October 30, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President
Water Saving Tips

Take a shorter shower – for every 2 minutes you trim off your shower time, you can conserve more than 10 gallons of water.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth – yo…