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University introduces new effort to help students go green

January 25, 2011
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ST. LOUIS — In Washington University''s continued effort to remain green, the Office of Sustainability has developed a plan that it calls a "pledge for sustainability," according to Student Life.
The pledge aims to deal with the issue of sustainability on a micro level, teaching the university community to take small steps toward becoming green, the article stated.
The pledge is broken down into five categories: energy, food, water, transportation and waste, and offers 24 recommendations to students who aim to incorporate more sustainable habits into their daily lives, the article noted.
"I think the point is to give people an opportunity to learn more about the small parts about leading a sustainable lifestyle," said Will Fischer, assistant coordinator for special projects and fellow in the Office of Sustainability.
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