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Students, faculty, staff to discuss campus recycling practices

January 20, 2015 | by Jill Sakai   As we toss something into a recycling bin, the item leaves our minds almost as soon as it leaves our hands. But where does that material go? Why are there so many different bins? And does it really matter anyway?

2015 SIRE award recipients

Congratulations to our 2015 Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education (SIRE) award winners! New grants are being awarded in the Educational Innovation and Research Initiation programs.


Hiring undergraduate student leader

Translate your passion in sustainability into an internship! The Office of Sustainability is seeking a new student leader for the 2015-2016 academic year, starting in summer 2015. The application is open until Feb. 13, 2015.

Join a MOOC discussion group

Want to join a group of campus colleagues and peers to engage in thoughtful discussion about the sustainability-themed MOOCs? 

What you can do

Compost your food waste

Did you know that in 2012 alone, more than 36 million tons of food waste was generated, with only five percent diverted from landfills?  Compost your food scarps instead. Compost collection sites are located in Lot 62 between the Natatorium and the School of Veterinary Medicine, Lot 60 on Walnut St., Lot 76 near the Goodman Softball Complex, Dejope Dining Hall, Carson Dining Hall, Rhetas Dining Hall in Chadbourne Hall, behind Science Hall, Gordon Commons, throughout the first floor of Union South and at the Capital Cafe in Grainger Hall.

See the “do’s and don’ts” for composting here.

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