Wellness and Sustainability Tips: 8/31/12

Wellness and Sustainability Tips: 8/31/12

By: Lauren McLendon

Wellness and Sustainability Tips are selected from the UMD “FYI” Listserv system. The “FYI” Listserv provides general announcements and information on programs of particular interest to the faculty and staff of the University of Maryland.

I. Wellness

  • It’s not too late to plant an edible garden

“There are a multitude of health benefits to keeping an edible garden, and lucky for you, it’s not too late to get started! There are many cool weather plants that are happy to be planted during the early fall, so now is a good time to start picking out seeds and getting that garden bed or planter ready. All of the glorious greens like lettuce, arugula, kale, chard, collards, and spinach are perfect for growing in the fall, as are radishes, carrots, onions, cabbage, and more! Check with your local nursery to learn more about growing an edible garden in the fall.”

II. Sustainability

  • Mindful purchasing

“Consumption can be such a big part of our life that we buy things without even thinking about it. Next time you are making a purchase, stop and think& Do I really need this? How does my purchase of this product impact the environment? What is the waste created once I purchase this item? Can it be reused, composted or recycled? Were people paid fairly to make this product? Try the 30-day rule. If you are thinking about buying something, wait for 30 days. If, after that time, you still want that product, you will be ready to make your decision without impulse.”