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Students encouraged to make sustainable products with EcoReps

EcoReps is set to host a Sustainable Living Workshop in Jamrich Hall.
Photo courtesy of Grace Lipostad
Photo courtesy of Grace Lipostad

It can be easy to get caught up in wasteful habits, especially at stressful times during the year. Thursday, Feb. 22 EcoReps will be hosting a Sustainable Living Workshop at 5 p.m. in Jamrich 1311. Students can make lotion and cleaner while reusing their existing containers.

“A workshop like this is important for college students because, as a college student, it can often be hard to cut down on single-use plastic,” Outreach Intern Mollie Haremza said. “Students are often living on a budget and the sad truth is that the most budget-friendly products often come in plastic and plastic-lined containers. This event teaches students how to create budget-friendly alternatives to these plastic-heavy products.”

Measuring one’s carbon footprint can be a great way to self-assess and make environmentally friendly decisions. By attending events like these, EcoReps hopes  students will strive to make such changes in their lives.

“The hope for this event is that students will take this knowledge and continue to make their own products,” Haremza said. “We aim to give participants the tools they need to grow in their sustainability journey in a way they might not have thought of before. This workshop will help students save money and find new uses for their old containers.”

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According to Grace Lipostad, co-director of EcoReps, students have been requesting an event like this. Some believe sustainable living can be expensive, but EcoReps is determined to prove there are ways to save money while taking extra steps to be environmentally friendly.

“If you use an all-purpose cleaner or lotion, come! It’s free, you get to meet new people and have a few sustainable items to take home with you,” Lipostad said. “Plus, it’ll be fun! There are only five spots left, so be sure to register quickly!”
Those interested in participating can register on The Hub.

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