Live Green. Save Blue.

Hope is currently hosting its first ever dorm sustainability competition!

The poster for the dorm sustainability competition put on by the Hope Eco-Agents!
The poster for the dorm sustainability competition put on by the Hope Eco-Agents.

Dorms gain points by pledging to live more sustainably (I pledged to go vegetarian for a week), hosting a sustainability event, and showing enthusiasm. For example, liking the Hope Eco-Agents Facebook page, sharing a picture of a sustainability sign you made, etc.
Currently, Van Vleck Hall is in the lead!

The scoreboard in the dorm sustainability competition as of Thursday night
The scoreboard in the dorm sustainability competition as of Thursday night

The competition has been a lot of fun so far and taking a closer look about how our living habits affect the environment is intriguing.

Tonight I made a sustainability poster as my roommate and I added some decorations to our door for the competition.

Our Sustainability Facts & Tips poster complete with a "share your own green living ideas" jar AND a globe that my lovely roommate made and hung up.
Our Sustainability Facts & Tips poster complete with a “share your own green living ideas” jar AND a globe that my lovely roommate made and hung up.

The facts I put on the poster were from these awesome infographics I found on Pinterest that have some shocking facts on the way our living habits affect the world.

While this sustainability competition is lots of fun, it has also been a great eye-opener to the fact that if I change little aspects of the way I live it can improve my impact on the environment dramatically.

Take a look at those infographics and maybe you can tweak a few things in your life to live a bit more sustainably. Little changes make a big difference.

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Thanks for reading!
~Erin

You can find me on Twitter (@HopeErin18) and Instagram (@e_delaney333) it you’d like some more pictures and thoughts about life at Hope through my eyes

Published by Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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