NMU Conservation Crew holds ‘Living with Less Waste’ class

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Michigan University students and community members joined the NMU Conservation Crew at The Crib Sunday to learn about living with less waste.

The Conservation Crew shared tricks to help live a more sustainable life style while reflecting on the history of convenience. Some easy tips to reduce daily consumption discussed at Sunday’s meeting included using reusable grocery bags and reusable mugs, skipping out on plastic sandwich bags, and not using disposable razors.

“We do, as a society right now, consume a lot of goods that end up in the landfills with no place to go after that. Landfills are filling up and there isn’t enough space for all our stuff anymore, so if every person just reduces what they are using everyday we’re all going to be in a lot better place,” said Maddie O'Donnell, NMU Conservation Crew Co-Leader.

Every third Sunday of the month the NMU Conservation Crew holds community trash pickups. You can join them at the West Stone Brook October 6 at noon.