Growing up in Chicago for most of my life I have been accustomed to the “go green” type lectures. I tend to brush it off because I thought I was already well informed and have been doing my part. However, it’s 2016 and the “green” movement is stronger than ever and not much has changed in the city of Chicago or in my life to help keep a sustainable lifestyle.
It wasn’t until two years ago that my neighborhood got our recycling bins and even then we barely use it. With the busy schedule of school and work it’s kind of hard to keep track of what’s recyclable and what’s not. I usually just tend to throw anything and everything in the garbage. It also just seems easier that way. However, one way I do lessen my carbon footprint is by using public transportation to and from school and work. Thanks to UIC’s necessary U-Pass. Someday I would like to maintain a sustainable lifestyle.