Students share their ways of saving the planet

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated in support for environmental protection, however, The Union asked students what they do in their everyday lives to protect the planet.

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Jocelyn Hernandez, 19, nursing major

“I guess it means doing small changes by recycling bottles and not throwing trash on the floor.”

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Chris Diaz, 19, history major

“I haven’t ever really thought about Earth Day. It’s basically another day to me.”

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Ruth Quirarte, 21, administrative justice major

“As a family, we conserve water. We have a system that lets us water our lawn with laundry water that’s collected from the machine after the cycle. We also avoid plastic bottles and use our own reusable bottles.”

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Jose Hernandez, 18, music major

“I don’t really pay attention to conserving anything. I believe in conserving our resources but I’m more interested in repopulating our plant life.”

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Tierra Jones, 20, general science major

“One thing I already do is recycle because I want to be a vet technician. I also like to take care of animals.”

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