My mission: To save the planet and keep some extra money in your wallet.
Hello my name is Hilary Ego. I am a current graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) studying Water Resources Management. I recently graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a double minor in Marketing and Solar & Renewable Energy. One of my biggest passions and goals in life is to change the world. More specifically, helping our beloved Mother Earth by protecting her beautiful environmental treasures.
In high school, my best friend Angela and I started our own environmental club we named, Environment Heroes. I spent countless hours devoting time to changing our student body’s environmental awareness by implementing a recycling program, reading green tips during morning announcements, organizing school cleanups, and organizing community projects. Angela and I were also the student ambassadors for the city’s environmental task force. However, now as a full time college student with a busy schedule full of classes and swim practices, I don’t have the same amount of time that I did in high school to lead or let alone participate in environmental awareness projects.
Therefore, I started this blog. To expand on my mission, I would like to educate people, but more specifically college students, on what they can do to change their environmental impact while also saving money. Being away from home is difficult and trying to adjust to a new lifestyle for some students can lead to new habits that are less environmentally friendly. Therefore, trying to adjust your new lifestyle to be more ecologically sound is often ignored and sadly forgotten.
That’s where I come in. There are many small things you can do that will save you money. From writing class notes, to going to the bathroom, there are small steps you can take that you may not have thought of before. The tips I provide aren’t your average “green tips” you hear about every day. These are things that I take note of in my daily life as a college student that I know can help you too.
So let’s make a deal. I tell you how to save the planet, and you save some money. Who ever said college students are too poor to gamble in Vegas?!