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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


Staying Green

Green Guts: Organic Priorities

When going green, buying lots of organic products is a popular path many people take. However, one trip to your local organic grocer reveals just how expensive it can turn out to be. Luckily, buying organic food is layered with priorities. In some cases, organic food is not significantly different…

Dispose of your disposables, once and for all

It’s hard to argue the convenience of disposable stuff. However, that convenience comes with a price. When addicted to too many disposables, you may find yourself constantly spending money driving to the store, and buying disposables over and over again. Furthermore, disposables can make real unhealthy impact on your local…

Unrecyclable recyclables

Did you know that not all recyclables are equal?  Improperly sorted plastics can turn all of your recycling efforts into trash, and so can other debris. For this reason, you should avoid trying to recycle these recyclables: Pizza boxes: After a killer party, you should avoid tossing your empty pizza…

Great plants for your Dorm or Office

The benefits of indoor plants have been praised for years. Plants absorb harmful chemicals and toxins from the air while producing clean oxygen – purifying the air. Studies also show that they reduce stress and have positive impacts on overall health and well-being. Additionally, some plants offer even more benefits…

Earth Day 2011: A Billion Acts of Green®, Apr. 22

Source: www.earthday.org In recognition of the power of millions of individual actions, Apr. 22, Earth Day 2011 will be organized around A Billion Acts of Green®: Personal, organizational and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably.  At over 45 million actions to date, A Billion Acts of Green® campaign –…

Making Your Bathroom Water Wise

Did you know the bathroom can be one of the biggest water users in your home? But, if you can manage the way your water flows, you can use less, save a lot, and keep your bathroom nice and green. First, find and repair any leaks in your bathroom. Although they are…

How Much are You Helping?

Source: www.dep.state.fl.us If you’re doing anything green, then you’re helping a lot! A common misconception is that the efforts of just one person don’t make any real difference. This is especially prevalent when it comes to recycling. In reality, it takes a LOT of energy to make brand new products….

Clean Green: Lower the Impact of your Laundry Loads

Think about it: doing your laundry is a symphony of water, chemical, and electricity usage. The planet is obviously being affected when billions of people do it hundreds of time per year. Fortunately, there are ways to green it up. Unless you are dealing with heavy stains or bedding, try…

Green Home Improvement Ideas

When it comes to staying green, it’s about trying to stay as efficient as possible; to use less. Nearly every improvement you can make to your home in the name of green will be centered on using less. Hereare some starting tips toward building a greener home. Maintenance: Few folks will…

How to Beat Junk Mail

It’s not called “treasure mail” or “useful mail” for a reason. It’s junk mail, and it gets thrown in the trash so fast, you’d think that’s what it was designed for. What’s worse, so much of it gets delivered to you every day at the cost of so much trees,…

Green Guts: How the food you eat affects your health and the environment

When it comes to eating, you’ll see a lot of terms being thrown around by the environmentally conscious crowd like organic, natural, locally sourced, sustainable, etc. But what do these terms really mean, and how do they affect your health and the environment? First, there’s the biggie: organic. Organic food…

How Does Global Warming Work?

Global warming is exactly what it sounds like: an overall increase in temperature of the earth. The earth goes through temperature fluctuations naturally over the course of several thousand years (ever heard of the Ice Age?). When the temperature begins to change faster, it becomes a cause for concern. The…

Get caught up in Recyclemania!

NSU is pitted against Florida’s other colleges in a nation-wide recycling competition! Let’s band together to help the earth and show those other schools just how green we can be. For more information about recycling on campus and the Recyclemania competition, visit www.nova.edu/gogreen.

Green New Year’s Resolutions

Here’s a few ideas to get you go green for 2011! Start a compost heap: By composting, you reduce the amount of waste you send to sit in the landfill, where it contributes to the earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide – the major contributor to global. Plus, compost is very useful…

Staying Green this Holiday Season

Yes, you can stay green during this holiday season. Here are some easy tips you can keep in mind to stay green, which is not only good  for the environment, but for your wallet too! Use e-Cards: Nearly everyone will be sending holiday cards all around the country. While thoughtful, they leave…

Green up your Thanksgiving

Here are some quick tips you can keep in mind to make your Thanksgiving a little more eco-friendly. Shopping for Food The usual rules for green shopping apply to Thanksgiving too. Try to buy local and/or organic foods and prepare them in environmentally friendly ways. Don’t forget to bring reusable grocery…

Green my Ride: Tips for a more environmentally friendly car

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need buy to a brand-new hybrid to make a green impact out on the open road. There are many things you can do with your car and driving habits to be as green as a traffic light: Take care of your car You should…

Going Green: Top 10 Household Products to Avoid

(Source: www.familyeducation.com) Small steps can make a big difference when it comes to saving the Earth. If you are ready to start going green, take a look at this list of 10 items you should avoid buying and using in your home. Some of these items not only hurt the…

The Good and Bad of Ozone

­­Source: science.howstuffworks.com It seems we have a love hate relationship with ozone. We are either putting a dangerous hole in it, or creating too much of it and harming the planet. So, what’s the deal with ozone? Ozone is actually a molecule of three oxygen atoms bound together (O3). Even…

A Handy Guide to Recycling Symbols

Source: thedailygreen.com   Have you ever been curious about the numbered recycling symbols that label all of the plastic you deal with everyday? These nifty markers are actually guides to tell you what type of plastic the item is made of, and as such, whether or not it can be…

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