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Sustainability month under way

October 18, 2010
CINCINNATI — It seems that being "green" has become the latest trend, a fabulous backlash against waste: One of the core ideas behind the green movement is sustainability, according to The News Record.
Sustainability is "the idea that actions we make today should not adversely affect the possibility for future generations to survive," said Shawn Tubbs, University of Cincinnati (UC) sustainability coordinator.
Many millions of research dollars are being funneled toward sustainability research, including locations such as the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and universities around the country: To get involved, students at UC are currently being encouraged to sign the sustainability pledge, the article stated.
According to the article, the sustainability pledge states: "I will consider the environmental, social and economic impact or my daily decisions and make every effort to reduce my ecological footprint."
Students who sign the pledge are not limited to what they can do: There is space where students are encouraged to come up with some ideas of their own, the article noted.
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