While revisiting the four R’s reduce, reuse, recycle and re-distribute at Earth University and the ways which they utilize all waste brought back memories of a field trip to the Waste Management Center back at home. When comparing the two there is a great difference between the amount of waste products recycled or reused here at the University. As almost all waste here is utilized one way or another back at home only food waste, recyclables (cans & bottles) and various other objects are sorted through. From what I remember the remaining waste is then dumped into a giant landfill and never touched again. With such a small population of people to influence versus say a large city like Los Angeles or San Francisco it’s understandable how many can work together for sustainable efforts concerning waste disposal however I feel like there are ways in which these same methods practiced here at Green University can be done back at home or at the least attempted. This way of sustainable and limited amount of waste production can be as simple as knowing how much food waste you produce with a compost bin anf maybe growing some herbs and vegtables too. As we discussed during our round table the affects and progression of agriculture in Africa and in the United States actions and progress must be initiated by someone. This also falls along with the ways we as Americans and individuals think about not only the amount of waste we produce but also what happens to that waste when we are done. Even something simple in your home can make a big difference.
On a lighter note if you actually read this whole little story I guess you should get to know why the chicken crossed the road.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Not to get to the other side, but…
He never actually crossed the road because I was hungry and ate it.
But here are some chickens we saw that I didn’t eat! 🙂