|Recyling for Livers In|
Hello Collingwood Livers In! Just a few notices from me, your ecology officer.
Here is a poster listing the items you can recycle in college.
Save items from going to landfill Raise money for British Red Cross
You can donate: Clothing: including shoes (pairs tied up), handbags, towels and belts; Kitchen Utensils (except knives and sharp implements); Bedding and curtains; Books and CDs.
British Red Cross bags will be left in your rooms. Please fill up the bags and leave in your rooms when you leave for your Christmas holidays.
Any questions? Email
Don't stop being green when you leave Durham for the holidays! Carry it on at home...
If you can, opt for local food and drink over the festive period. A traditional Christmas dinner uses seasonal British produce and buying your food from a local market or grocer helps the local economy as well as cutting down on food miles. And did you know the average family wastes around a third of the food they buy? With a bit of planning, you can probably save cash and cut down on some waste.
If you want to be extra green at Christmas, you could go for a Vegetarian or Vegan Christmas dinner! Get some vegetarian tips from http://www.vegsoc.org/christmas/ For vegan recipe ideas, try these christmas recipies.
One more festive tip for being green is to cut down on paper wastage over Christmas! Try and reuse wrapping paper, or wrap presents in newspaper! On average, over 8000 tons of wrapping paper and almost two billion cards are thrown out throughout the season. By simply reusing or recycling your wrapping paper and cards you will be able to help reduce the over 300,000 tons of holiday waste created each year.
So that's it from me this term! As always, (even in the holidays) if you have any questions on how to be more green, email me on