I like your shirt

Want to buy the official SUNY NP Recycling Club t-shirt?

Here is a sample of the shirt

Shirts are $20 and order forms are due tomorrow night! If you want a shirt just comment back on this post or send an email to newpaltzrecycles@gmail.com!

Green of the Week

Check out this paragraph from the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough & Michael Braungart

“Consider this: all the ants on the planet, taken together, have a biomass greater than that of human. ANts have been incredibly industrious for millions of years. Yet their productiveness nourishes plants, animals, and soil. Human industry has been in full swing for little over a century, yet it has brought about a decline in almost every ecosystem on the planet. Nature doesn’t have a design problem. People do.”

Gray Water

Yummmmm gray water! Sounds gross right? As long as you are not drinking it gray water can be very useful for saving water.

“Gray water” is the water that can be used for a second cycle. “Gray-water” systems can be used to divert wastewater from dishwashers, laundry machines, sinks, and showers (but obviously not toilets) to irrigate lawns and shrubbery.

Gray water is not dirty water and is great for reusing in areas that don’t require highly filtered water, like a lawn. Imagine how much water you could save with a gray water system.

read more about it  here

Energy Use at NP

Check out an article I wrote for the Oracle about energy consumption at NP. It has details on the up and coming metering system as well as some new exciting energy stories. The article can be found on the third page!