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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cougar Connection: What have you done to go green?

By Sangmin Lee

“In my high school, we had a recycling week. I recycled at least 200 batteries and a bunch of paper. At the end of the week, I won a prize for the stuff I brought in. Last year, I recycled all of my papers from class. I’m recycling all the papers and plastics that I have nowadays.”
- Anni Lauri, freshman

“Since I was young, I’ve planted trees every year on April 5—“Sikmokil,” which is a Korean holiday planting trees. I think it is very important to do it because trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, which means we can protect the ozone layer by planting trees.”
- Gyeong-hyeon Lee, international student from South Korea

“I do laundry as few times as I can [to conserve water]. I filter water and drink it instead of buying plastic water bottles.”
- Megan Boggess, junior

“I’ve participated in the adopt-a-street program since I was in high school. I don’t use water bottles. Instead, I use the Cougar cup because I’m eco-friendly.”
- Trang Nguyen, sophomore

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