Where can I drop off recycling if I don't want to bring it to campus?

Go to www.earth911.com for tips and recycling locations. Most recycling centers are listed online as well.

Can pizza boxes be recycled?

YEP! Pizza boxes can be recycled with cardboard as long as they are relatively free of food and grease. You can always rip off the top part of the box and recycle that.

What can I recycle?

batteries plastic metals paper

Why should I conserve water?

Water is no longer a reusable resource, because we are either using or contaminating it faster than it can be replenished. In addition to the almost 7 billion people on Earth, there are 2 million other identifiable species, and 10's of millions more that have yet to be identified. Water is the one thing we all have in common, so we need to become aware of how water is used and how to conserve it. According to National Geographic, the average American's daily routine uses approximately 2,000 gallons of water with most of that being used for food. Try turning off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth or scrubbing the dishes or eating locally sourced foods. Little changes in our daily routines can make a big difference when it comes to conserving water.

RECOMMENDATION: Rent the movie or the book Last Call at the Oasis. Become knowledgeable and informed about our current water situation.

Why should I conserve energy?

According to a recent journal article in the Scientific American, Americans only make up less than 5% of the world's population, but we consume the highest percentage of resources. In order to be sustainable, we have to rethink our energy consumption and find ways to reduce our impact. Side note: you can save a ton of money in electricity bills, too!

Why recycle?

1 ton of 100% recycled paper saves the equivalent of 4,100 kWh of energy, 7,000 gallons of water, 60 pounds of air emissions, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space. In the US, more than 40% of municipal solid waste is paper – that's about 71.8 tons a year…