Today it just hit me all at once as I walked about campus, it’s fall! What did it for me was the wonderful crisp air filled with the aroma of fallen leaves becoming dirt. There is nothing quite like that smell combined with the cool air washing over you.
After some prodding by The Naib, I have decided it is time to alert others of an upcoming event next week: Campus Sustainability Day. On October 25th, Clark University will join other campuses across the country in celebrating their sustainable efforts. As a member of the Clark Sustainability Initiative (CSI…not the boob-tube show), I have been helping to promote and prep for the event. This year we will be providing a chance for student groups and local non-profits to table as a chance to spread the good word of sustainability to all the Clarkies. So, if you happen to live near a university, then you should check and see if they are participating this year along with other universities that are members of SCUP (Society for College and University Planning). And of course, if you happen to live near Worcester, come on out and join in the fun at Clark from 12 to 2!
On a completely separate sustainable thought, I must share a recent aquisition from a Cape Cod jem: the transfer station swap shop! Ok, so the Cape had landfills back in the day. Now they are all capped (to my best knowledge) but still serve as a location for residents to drop off their recyclables and bulk trash items as transfer stations. At some point, someone realized that many items that persons had to drop off were “gently” used or may need a slight tune-up. Well, this leads to the creation of the swap shop as well as my recent find. A swap shop works simple: bring your lightly used items, leave them, and if you want, take a look and take what you could use. Now, on the “tune” of tune-up, I was able to get a nice record/cassette player this past weekend. Nothing like combining two loves in one: reusing and music. My computer speakers will serve for the time being, but nothing will compare to the moment I can actually play some of the records I have been collecting as “display” items. Drop a comment if you secretly love vinyl!
Rockin’ and reusin’ in Worcester,