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the beauty of nature in a consumer economy


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Northeastern University

I just finished my first course on the way to my new career.  I took Biology 101 at Northeastern and I think I chose a good university for me.  They offer courses that are part on-line and part in the classroom over 6 weeks.  And they are very environmentally aware.  On my very first day I noticed this:

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It is an incredibly sanitary, almost waste-less way to encourage people to use refillable water bottles.  They also have dual-flush toilets, up for liquid waste, down for solid waste, another way of reducing water waste.

A little more research and it turns out I was even more right than I knew.  Northeastern was a founding member of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.  It has really committed to sustainability, as shown in their website, and I see the proof in the buildings.  I found one more thing on their website that I’m really excited about.  It’s called INSHORE and it sounds like exactly the work I want to be doing.  I don’t know if I will stay at Northeastern for a long time, but it’s working for me now and it’s good to know that I what I want is out there.

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