Location: Eunice & James L. West Library B36
Have you noticed the Blue + Gold=Green signs in front of recycling bins around campus? Texas Wesleyan University is encouraging students, staff and faculty across campus to be smaller and live smarter, referring to our carbon footprint. By placing recycling bins across campus, the university has now provided a place of disposal for paper, cardboard, plastic containers, aluminum, tin, steel, and glass.
"Recycling is a great way to lower our campus carbon footprint,” Jimmy Gresham, director of facilities operations, said. “Through utility conservation and energy savings projects between 2016 and 2017, we have lowered our university carbon footprint by 436 tons. That is the equivalent of taking 85 passenger cars off the road for a year. I can't wait to see how much recycling will further lower our carbon emissions."
There are many different campaigns supporting and encouraging recycling, and one is especially close to Texas Wesleyan student Tahlor Stefek's heart. Stefek learned about "Lids for Kids" when her little brother was in the hospital fighting his battle with cancer. "Lids for Kids" is a campaign put on by the American Cancer Society that encourages people to collect one full liter of plastic lids, which then gives a child a free chemo treatment. For more information about how to get involved with this campaign contact Stefek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on reasons to recycle, visit http://www.socrra.org/recycling_top10.shtml
A few basic tips to ensure you are doing your duty to recycle: