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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 2014 Green Tip: Sustainable Fall

Holiday season is creeping up quickly and here are some tips to make your holidays more sustainable!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Invest in certified humane turkey, visit your local farmers market for organic cranberries, sweet potatoes and other fresh veggies.
While preparing your delicious meals collect food scraps before and after and start a compost at your home.

Do you know how you are getting home?  
Ride-sharing is a great way to get home without using a personal car, saving you money and reducing your pollution. Zimride is a website that posts rides for UCSC students, and all you have to do is pitch in for gas! If you have a car you can post your ride and Zimride can help you get people to pitch in for gas. It's a great way for travelers to reduce their carbon footprint. Zimride is available throughout the year so it can be helpful when going home for a weekend.

Are you trying to get to Los Angeles/Orange County? The UCSC Recreation Department is offering an LA Turkey Express bus for Thanksgiving that leaves Wednesday, November 26 at noon and returns Sunday, November, 30th. There is also an LA Polar Express that leaves on Thursday, December 18 at noon and returns Sunday, January 4.

Another great resource for heading up to San Jose (where there's a train station and airport that can take you elsewhere) is the 17 Express. This bus leaves from the local metro station in Santa Cruz. For only 5 dollars you can ride to San Jose.

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