What Can I Do?

Here are a few simple suggestions for ways that students can begin actively caring for God’s creation while living at Houghton.

  • Turn things off (lights, TV, computer, etc.)
  • Eat less meat
  • Recycling everything in the blue bins
  • Close exterior doors and windows
  • Plant a tree
  • Buy sustainable
  • Inform yourself about issues that matter
  • Do laundry with full loads in cold water
  • Hang dry clothes
  • Waste less food
  • Write your member of Congress
  • Get outside
  • Skip the elevator
  • Take shorter showers
  • Pray for God’s creation
  • Join Eco Reps!
  • Walk to campus from the townhouses
  • Carpool to the store, church, home, etc.
  • Carry a re-usable water bottle
  • Avoid products with excess packaging
  • Buy sustainably-sourced, recycled content paper products from the campus store
  • Exercise
  • Let maintenance know when your room feels too warm in winter
  • Get rid of your mini fridge
  • Use only LED bulbs in your lamps
  • Use reusable mugs in JAVA
  • Buy cloth bags for grocery shopping

Got an idea you’d like to see happen at Houghton?  Contact the Center for Sustainability at creationcare@houghton.edu to let us know what you’re thinking about.