Students Must Change Water Wasting Habits

    This issue is about pollution in our oceans and more importantly, the way that we are not sustainable with the water that we use on campus. I have heard a lot of students who take long showers do not turn off the water while brushing their teeth or shaving, and simply waste more water than needed since according to them, “they’re not paying for it.”

    UCSD has ranked the no. 1 school for being sustainable because we have these new high tech, brand new solar paneled trash and recycling bins, but the amount of water we waste is ridiculous. There are even sprinklers that are broken and so waste gallons of water every night, but nothing is being done to fix them. It’s understandable that change cannot happen overnight but we also need to take into account that one, we are paying for the water through students fees, and two, the environment and all its inhabitants pay for it as well.

    — Monserrat Palacios Junior, Warren College

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