We’re eco-friendly, and our pets should be too

August 10, 2009 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

dog noseThe Issue

We try so hard to make eco-minded decisions for ourselves that we forget about man’s (and woman’s) best friend!

  • Typical dogs produce 274 pounds of waste each year, and each pet litter bag take up to 100 years to biodegrade!
  • We wouldn’t eat low quality foods, so why should our pets?

Be Part of the Solution
Next time you go to your favorite pet store, look for eco-friendly items:

  • Biodegradable doggie waste bags or litter box liners!  Ask for Bio Bags made of 100% biodegradable and compostable corn!
  • Natural and organic food!  Try one of these safe, high quality brands available at many stores including online at http://www.naturapet.com/.
  • Organic pet treats!  Even Newman’s Own is getting into the Eco-pet craze.
  • Natural Shampoo!  Do you have a stinky dog?  Why not try a natural or organic shampoo.
  • Eco-friendly pet toys!  Look for toys made of Earth-safe dyes and recycled materials.
  • Holistic Veterinarian!  Treat your best friend to acupuncture or holistic Chinese Herbs.  Visit Dr. Greg Todd at Animal Hospital of Dunedin.  Your pet would do it for you!

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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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