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Just Recycle IT

April 20, 2023
Stacy Pierce 

Reissue, Originally Published January 31, 1991

Stacy Pierce 

"With such a mass of serious environmental dangers surrounding us, it is tempting to throw up our hands in despair. But despair can only make things worse. We can save the planet if we all take responsibility for it in every aspect of our daily lives, starting now." (The Canadian Green Consumer Guide, prepared by The Pollution Probe Foundation, McClelland & Stewart, Inc., 1989.) It's not something to be ignored. 

It's not something to be shoved off on others. It is our planet and we've got to start taking responsibility for it, on an individual level. Many people feel that this ecological awareness is just another passing fad. Let's hope not. Others refuse to jump on the environmental 

"band-wagon" for fear of seeming take or caught up in some 

"birkenstock" movement. 

Now is not the time to be worrying about images and peer groups; instead, we need to look beyond ourselves and realize we are losing our planet. 

Evidence of this loss is everywhere, from red tides to the ozone layer, from polluted air to overflowing landfills. Over the past two quarters we've tried to compile simple steps, that even the busy college student can handle, to help save the earth. Please don't forget these important tips, don't stop searching for new ways you can help, and don't forget the recycling campaign Walla Walla College has begun. 


  1. Downhill skiers Photo by Ed Parks.  
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