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Earth Day at BC

04/20/17
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By EagleTech Cami Bolling ‘19

Every April, we celebrate one of the most important days of the year, Earth Day! Believe it or not, there are ways you can use technology to help minimize your impact on the environment.

Here are a few ways you can help improve the Earth using technology

Use electronic storage

Although using physical documents may be enticing, backing up your data online can limit your environmental footprint. When you have physical documents, you need more storage space and climate control for your paper. Needing storage space, particularly filing cabinets in large offices, creates a negative environmental impact. So, help the environment by switching to cloud storage or an online management system!

Don’t use Paper

You may be tempted to use up all of your BC printing money to print homework assignments and articles but it’s unnecessary! Next time you get a reading assignment, skip the printer! Read it online instead. Going paperless saves trees and money.

Recycle your electronics

When a battery dies or your computer burns out, your first thought may be to throw them in the trash. Instead, recycle them and help save the environment. There are a few options for electronic recycling. If your phone or computer breaks, you can give it back to the distibuter and they can reuse the parts. Or, you can visit http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/electronics-recycling.html to get info about mailing in or donating old electronics!

Looking to learn more about being green at BC? Visit bc.edu/sustainability for info and more tips on what you can do.