If you’d like to get involved and learn more about zero waste and sustainability movements, there’s a myriad of ways to do so. Contacting your county’s waste management companies, speaking to teachers or individuals involved with organizations that work hands-on with environmental issues, taking an environmental science class, doing your own personal research online, and attending local events are great ways to get a start. Another beneficial resource is the textbook Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Application that is used in Environmental Science courses at MCTC.
Cathy Geist, a Biology and Environmental Science Professor at MCTC and Advisor to 3-Legged Frog Environmental Club offers zealous advice for beginners: “Don’t think that it doesn’t pertain to you, don’t think that there’s nothing you can do about it, because there is! We all have things we can do [to lessen our waste], so you must not get discouraged.” Take your first step, and continue to become more aware of your personal impact. Be kind to yourself in the process, and find support from the people around you.