Staying green is a priority at Sac State


State Hornet Staff

At times when “going green” seems more like a nuisance than a benefit, it is important to remember that every bottle we recycle and every ounce of food we compost is propelling us forward into an age of sustainability.

Sacramento State has been playing a major role in the sustainability effort. Rain gardens are being installed all over campus. Recycling bins are everywhere. Solar energy is becoming commonplace.

The drought has put our state in a harsh predicament, but Sac State’s efforts and those of many other entities and individuals should be commended.

Members of the Sac State community can recycle car batteries, electronics, cooking oil and even green waste. The WELL pharmacy will properly dispose of prescription drugs, as well as medication for your pets.

Sac State has the resources and the power to deal with most, if not all, of the community’s sustainability needs.

The point is, though it may be annoying at times to have to separate garbage, it is worth it in the long run. Climate change and environmental health need to be addressed if we want to continue drinking clean water and breathing fresh air. Energy consumption can be cut if we all do our part.

We applaud Sac State for its role in our future and our environmental health and we ask everyone to continue recycling, conserving water and energy, and keeping our community green.