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Using water for cleaning oneself after using the washroom is something that is prevalent in may other countries Europe and Asia. However, USA has not changed at all from using paper towels. MIT can set an example by installing bidets in...

Divya Panchanathan April 8, 2016
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Creating biodiesel generates glycerol as a by-product, which can then be used to make homemade soap! Loyola University Chicago has their campus vehicles (like MIT shuttles) running off homemade biofuel and all their soap is created on...

Andy Trattner February 15, 2016
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From the food trucks to the retail dining at W20, most of them use styrofoam boxes as the packages of our lunch. When there are other alternative materials for lunch boxes, we still keep using styrofoam what cannot be composed or...

Ju February 15, 2016
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We have several main composting bins in Stata, Lobby 10, and a few more elsewhere, but having more in strategic locations would be good. Dorms without dining halls, the student center, and department hubs should also be given composting...

Brynna Downey February 15, 2016
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Offices that have a Keurig machine, and use it regularly, should look into the idea of buying reusable k-cups inserts for their employees. Instead of using hundreds of the little plastic k-cups, that go right into a landfill, using a...

Mackenzie Wise February 8, 2016
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There are several activities toward green culture around the campus. But lets remember the damage of an environmentally-unfriendly minimalist is still much less than an environmentally-friendly consumerist.
As a foreign student at...

Pouya Samani, ESD (MIT Portugal) January 29, 2016
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