waterWe’re kidding. Please do. However, according to the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, the campus can save water through things such as fixing leaks and using low-flow faucets.

At the 8th Annual Sustainability Summit on Tuesday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau found a reason to pat ourselves on the back and praised the campus for its environmental achievements. He also announced another way in which we can positively impact the environment.

The new plan aims to reduce 2008’s water levels by ten percent by 2020. This endeavor will cost $1.6 million over the course of five years but will return $250,000 a year.

Currently UC Berkeley uses over 600 million gallons of water per year and the residence halls alone have over 47 laundry rooms and 168 washing machines. These are pretty big numbers, but how much water is actually used? Clean clothes aren’t exactly one of the defining features of dorm life.

Image Source: kbaird under Creative Commons
Sustainability summit celebrates achievements, sets new water-use target [UC Berkeley NewsCenter]

Talk about putting the g in g-string!

Yeah, we’re not entirely sure what that means either, but the point is, our beloved bay area baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, have a lucky thong.  A red, sparkly, rhinestone-covered thong, to be exact.

And since this is Nor Cal, after all, what else could they wash said thong with, if not for eco-friendly detergent? The team members appear to be quite the fans of Vaska “herbatergent,” a Berkeley-based company and the self-proclaimed “Laundry Care Line of Champions.”

And while we must admit, we’re impressed with the Giant’s commitment to staying green and all, we can’t help but chuckle at the thought of all those men, and those tiny, tiny panties …

A Detergent Safe Enough for SF Giants’ Lucky Red Thong? [San Jose Mercury News]


Not a green bandwagon, mind you, but the “green” trend. Oh, never mind. Just know that the next time you use an RSF towel to wipe the sweat off your fevered brow during spin class, you are helping the green movement.

That’s right, folks–that day you were waiting for is finally here. No, we’re not talking about the release of the latest Twilight movie (which you were only going to see ironically) or that long-awaited coupon for a free bagel. We’re talking the RSF is now read more »