Week: Free 'Green' Items at the Campus Center
it was solar panels on the roof. Then it was the installation
of energy-saving power strips throughout the building.
Beth Eby ’11 and Rachel Prehodka-Spindel ’11 model free
green items available at the Campus Center recycling
station February 1-5.
the Campus Center is hosting a recycling station for students,
February 1 through 5, to trade in energy-hungry incandescent
light bulbs in exchange for low-wattage compact fluorescent
bulbs (CFLs), and pick up free recycled notepads and mini-desktop
The Campus Center recycling
station is open to all students, who can stop by the information
desk between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. any day this week to exchange
bulbs and pick up free “green” items. The mini bins, CFLs
and notepads will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve
basis while supplies last.
The recycling station and other
sustainability initiatives are part of the Campus Center
Goes Green program, an ongoing list of initiatives to reduce
the facility’s waste and consumption,
recycle and re-use more materials, and manage its carbon
“Our commitment to supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives is essential,” said
Matt Gawron, assistant director of the Campus Center. “The number of visitors
frequenting the Campus Center daily makes it a perfect venue to educate students,
staff and community guests and to create awareness of how we are creating a more
sustainable facility. It’s important that we support our words with actions and
take pride in making the Campus Center a little greener every day.”
Other steps in the Campus Center
Goes Green program include:
- a techno-recycling
kiosk where students can turn in spent batteries, used
CDs, empty inkjet cartridges, CFLs and small electronics.
- a conversion from
cloth banners (which eventually are thrown away)
to recycled paper banners for promoting events and
- Use throughout
Campus Center offices of desktop waste receptacles
(which reduce the use of plastic trash bags) and
recycled paper notepads.
- the configuration
of public email stations to automatically power off
when the facility closes and power on when it opens
- weekly recycling
of flyers, which are made into small notepads or
paper letters for use on student banners.
- a conversion
throughout the Campus Center from incandescent bulbs
to energy-saving bulbs.