Where and how to recycle on campus!
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State Fair Community College Dental Hygiene Program and Colgate Oral Care are hosting a unique recycling program. TerraCycle® and Colgate® have partnered to create the Colgate Oral Care Brigade®, a free recycling program for oral care product packaging. All empty toothpaste and floss containers and old toothbrushes are being collected on campus and from the surrounding community. A competition among college campuses runs until May, SFC hopes to win the outdoor plastic bench. The Dental Program also earns 2 cents per item which is donated to a local charity. Learn more about the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program. SFCC Dental Hygiene Program Contact
Solar Decathlon 2015 - Missouri Schools "Shine"
Like the Olympic decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests. These contests are designed to gauge how well the houses perform and how livable and affordable they are. Each contest is worth a maximum of 100 points, for a competition total of 1,000 points.
Crowder and Drury Team Up
ShelteR3, Crowder College and Drury University's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 entry, is a disaster-resilient house designed to be both elegantly simple and secure. Its name alludes to the most fundamental purpose of a home—to provide shelter—and the team's design philosophy: Respond, Recover, and Resist. ShelteR3 (pronounced "shelter cubed") will not only accelerate the recovery of those affected by tornadoes but also counter the effects of future disasters.
R3—Respond, Recover, Resist—is the guiding philosophy of ShelteR3. In the aftermath of a tornado, ShelteR3 can be quickly transported and installed in two modules. Fully equipped with amenities such as a kitchen, bath, living spaces, and independent power facilities for heating and lighting, it can function as a disaster response command center or disaster relief housing. Read more
Team website: shelter.drury.edu
Missouri University Of Science & Technology
Just as birds use materials from their environment to build a nest, Missouri University of Science and Technology reused common materials to build its U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 entry. Three refurbished shipping containers form the structure of the house. Innovative technologies such as greywater reclamation and a home automation system pair with passive design techniques to reduce overall energy consumption and improve efficiency. Collectively, these elements form a balanced blend of modern design, comfort, and sustainability.
The Nest Home is designed to prove that a net-zero home can comfortably and reliably meet the needs of a small family. Repurposed materials are used throughout for affordability and to extend their lifecycle. Read more
Team website: thenesthome.net
October 21, 2014
Campus Recovery Increased 66%
The University of South Carolina (USC) is home to more than 31,000 students in Columbia, South Carolina. The Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Services Department were tasked with working on long-term sustainability goals like increasing the recycling rate to 40% by 2015, becoming a zero waste campus by 2050, and reducing labor hours related to cleaning classroom litter by 20%.
Click to read the case study on what USC did to put them on the road to achieving their goals and achieving a 66% increase in recovery thus far.
Greening Sports Directory
There is now a new Green Resource available for use called the Greening Sports Directory. This is created by the PPRC- Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center with support from the EPA and P2RX.
The Greening Sports Directory is a comprehensive collection of local, regional, and national contacts and resources to help facilities of all kinds green their operations.
The directory is customized for sports facilities from NFL teams to pee-wee youth football leagues - but is exists to benefit organizations of all types: large to small, public to private, hospitals to hotels. Organized in 20 Green Topics (like "Energy Efficiency," "Green Purchasing," "Green Landscaping"), the directory offers useful resources for just about any type of business. The directory currently includes 18 major metro areas in 16 states.
RecycleMania Spring 2016
Overall Goals for RecycleMania
RecycleMania 2016 "Waste Less - Promote More" Case Studies
Across the country different schools have taken on the role of engaging their campuses in waste reduction through the 2016 RecycleMania Waste Less-Promote More: Engagement and Innovation Case Study Competition. Website: http://recyclemaniacs.org/casestudy2016
Going Green At School
Accredited Schools Online is dedicated to student success. Whether K – 8, high school or college and beyond, we create in-depth, expert-driven guidebooks that tackle key academic issues.
A Guide to Sustainability at School and In Life
American Campuses Act on Climate
On November 19th, 2015, the White House launched American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. The launch included a White House roundtable with campus and business leaders, including school presidents and students, to highlight best practices to promote sustainability and address climate change on college campuses in over 40 states.
Participants: Truman State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Lincoln University
2015 Game Day Challenge - Results
January 7, 2016 The GameDay Recycling Challenge (GDRC), which engages hundreds of thou -sands of collegiate football fans in a waste reduction and recycling competition every fall, today announced its 2015 national winners: Ohio University and Louisiana State University.
The competition pitted 99 colleges and universities against each other in a fun and friendly way with the goal of engaging fans to reduce their game-day waste, while composting and recycling more. GameDay Recycling Challenge fans recycled or composted nearly 2.5 million pounds of game-day waste during the course of the fall season.
Participating schools are ranked based on the quantity of recyclables, food organics and other materials diverted from the landfill at college football stadiums and tailgating areas. During the competition, schools tracked weights for individual games, with the totals used to rank schools nationally and by athletic conferences.
The national winners of the 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge are:
Diversion Rate (Recycling/ organics recovery as % of total trash) – Ohio University (95.71%)
Total Recycling – Louisiana State University (86,400 lbs.)
Check out the University of Missouri - Columbia's results on the GDRC website at http://gamedaychallenge.org.
Together, the participating colleges and universities recycled or reused 2.1 million pounds of bottles, cans, paper, cardboard and other materials, in addition to composting or recovering 457,000 pounds of food organics. Diverting these materials from the landfill prevented the release of an estimated 3,650 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E). This is equivalent to eliminating the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 768 passenger vehicles, or the emissions produced by the annual electricity use of 333 households.
2015 CURC Webinar Series Announced
The College and University Recycling Coalition is proud to announce its 2015 Webinar Series featuring six, bi-monthly programs on waste reduction and sustainable materials management at higher education institutions. Targeted to recycling and sustainability professionals and those entering the field, the programs are each 90 minutes long and free to view. curc3r.org.
2015 Webinars recorded and available on line
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