It’s been a while since I threw in a plug for the Environmental Club, so let me update you on what’s been happening.
Here’s the scoop: the “Borrow A Bike” program at Fontbonne is officially up and running! We have 3 bikes – small, medium, and large – that were purchased from a local used bike shop. If you’re interested in renting one, simply head over to the Student Affairs office in Medaille, sign out a bike in exchange for your license or Student ID, and you’re off! We have helmets available as well, and you can borrow the bike for up to one week. I can’t wait to see this program take off, and I hope that it helps a lot of people! Biking is a fun, efficient, and eco-friendly way to travel, whether you’re dashing down to Schnucks to pick up some groceries or leisurely pedaling through Forest Park. Regardless of where you want to go, you should definitely consider borrowing a bike from Fontbonne to get there!
Whether you like Valentine’s Day or not, it’s hard to deny that it’s a holiday that moves merchandise. Chocolates, cards, stuffed teddy bears – all that mushy stuff that everyone claims to hate but secretly wants to get. Or perhaps not so secretly wants to get.
Anyway, although V-Day ranks pretty high on the senseless consumerism scale, there are ways to show some love for the earth as well. For example:
Send E-cards, or cards made from recycled paper
Make your own cards from materials you already have
Look for organic flowers, or even a potted plant
Buy organic and/or Fair Trade Chocolate
Eat out at a local, sustainable restaurant
Go for naturally scented perfumes and lotions
Also, don’t forget about Fontbonne’s free Valentine’s dinner! The date is Thursday, February 9th, and it starts at 6pm. There’s also a pretty awesome speaker coming at 7 that you won’t want to miss. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come! I’ll be there, of course… and you can even win some eco-friendly chocolate! Now that’s love for you AND the planet.