Friendship Donation Network’s goal is to redistribute perishable items — gathered from various local food chains to eliminate food waste.
Ithaca College will no longer be purchasing plastic straws for its on-campus retail locations. Instead, the plastic straws will be replaced with compostable ones.
The Office of Energy Management and Sustainability should be applauded for the work it has done to accelerate the college’s progress toward its goal.
At the All-College Gathering on Aug. 23, Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado announced that the college’s carbon footprint is projected to drop by 45 percent this academic year. This decrease in overall carbon output is part of the college’s previous pledge to be completely carbon neutral by the year 2050.
I am not asking for anyone to put the wrongdoings of our generation onto themselves. I suggest only that we recognize the areas in which we negatively contribute and amend our actions accordingly.
Bill McKibben, influential environmental author, journalist and creator of 350.org, said activism is the most important tool in the fight against climate.
While a Climate Action Plan Reassessment Team has been in place since 2017, it must make the current administration’s intentions for sustainability more clear.