These Come From Trees

These Come From Trees

Project Lead: Sruthi Veeragandhan

Project Sponsor: Office of the ECO ASUC Senator Rigel Robinson

TGIF Grant: $503

Project Theme: Waste Diversion & Reduction

Application Submission

Project Description: This project involves putting stickers on paper towel dispensers all over campus (in classroom buildings, in the residence halls and in fraternities and sororities) to remind students that they come from trees. Moreover, paper towels are a huge source of water waste, water pollution, and carbon emissions.

Project Goals:

  1. Raise awareness among the UC Berkeley community about the harmful impact of paper towel production and waste on the environment
  2. Encourage students and staff to think about the impact and implications of all the disposable products they use on a daily basis
  3. Prompt a move towards both using less and using reusable alternatives
  4. Save campus money and protect the environment by reducing use, and spark a conversation about how to live greener lives