The NSCC Environmental Club offers students a unique forum where they can focus on issues relating to the environment and sustainability. The emphasis is on education and activism leading to solutions on the college campus and beyond. The club meets biweekly in an informal, friendly, and moderated setting. It provides opportunities for inspired students to share ideas and formulate action plans on topics ranging from greening the college campus to politics, science, education, environmental ethics, and anything else relevant to environmentalism and promoting a just and sustainable society. Club members will have the chance to learn and practice methods of democratic citizenship as they advocate individually and collectively for policies and actions that are earth-friendly and ethically based.
One of the main goals of the Environmental Club is to educate NSCC students and the college at large in the practices of sustainable living, with the ultimate goal of creating a culture of sustainability on the NSCC campuses that will serve as a model for other schools and our local community.
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Single Stream Recycling Program
Here is a video our members created to promote and clarify NSCC's new single stream recycling program.
Did you know the average US citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing and textile every year? Or that the apparel industry produces an estimated 92 million tons of textile waste every year? And worst of all, these numbers are growing. If this issue matters to you, there are things you can do to help.
You can start just by making better choices for your own closet. First, we recommend donating your clothes rather than tossing them. If they’re in good shape but you’ve outgrown them, offer them to siblings or friends. Otherwise, consider taking them to your local thrift store or homeless shelter. Even if your clothes are ripped or stained, an animal shelter may be able to use them!
Most importantly, buy second hand if you can! If you do choose to buy new, choose carefully. Using the website/app “Good On You” you can easily look up brands and see their sustainability rating. By supporting more sustainable brands, you send a message to industry that there is consumer demand for ethically produced clothing.
When your clothes are damaged, don't just toss them-- fix them! There are tons of resources online to help you learn how to replace buttons or fix tears in your clothes, like www.needlepointers.com! Fixing your clothes doesn’t have to be boring, either. You can customize your favorite outfits with embroidering or visible mending.
If your clothes are beyond repair, you can shred them and use them as cleaning rags, or stuffing for pillows, stuffed animals, or dog toys/beds. If you’re crafty, you can even turn the fabric scraps into rag rugs, coasters, hair ties, or quilts!
Remember to reuse, repair, and repurpose! And keep in mind that textiles aren’t just clothes. It can also be bedding, curtains, towels, shoes, stuffed animals, backpacks, tote bags, or anything else. For more information check out http://www.weardonaterecycle.org/
Want to join the Club?
Are you interested in joining the Environmental Club?
Fill out our JOIN form below. >
Prof. Jessica Burt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ejyo Katagiri: email@example.com
Kate Otting, Co-Leader and Social Media Manager
Andrew Morris, Co-Leader
Thursday, April 20 at 4pm-5pm
Virtual meeting. Contact co-advisors for a link if you would like to join us!
2022 Climate Change Photo Contest winners
To celebrate Earth Day, NSCC hosted a Photo Contest on Climate Change Awareness. There were 27 submissions this year and the winner was based on the number of likes on Facebook.
“Lynn reality. Lynn is a growing city. Unfortunately we still find areas forgotten
by the City Hall. Garbage collection is a constant problem in this city, since the
service is very expensive. As citizens of Lynn we should do something aout it to improve
“Global warming is causing severe weather to be more frequent and the rising sea levels
contributes to the flooding on coastal lands like this one.”
This photo was taken by our own Environmental Club member, Kate Otting.
“Sitting on the withering shores of Plum Island, MA, I decided to take this photo
knowing it was not unique. In the modern era, there is nothing exciting about finding
a littered bottle on the beach, and yet I found a somber beauty in this shot. As I
took this photo, I imagined an entire universe trapped within the still water, and
I reminded myself that ecosystems can appear anywhere. There are organisms within
that bottle that know nothing of the greater world they could be a part of, if not
for human waste.”
- Kate Otting
See a map of the world and each contries Biocapacity (amount the ecosystem can support a person).
Figure out your environmental footprint with this link to a footprint calculator.
Or this calculator from The Nature Conservancy
Join The Environmental Club
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