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Deacons Divert 11 Tons of Waste

2014-07-10T14:07:13+00:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

Demon Deacons rallied together this May to divert over 22,500 pounds -- over 11 tons -- of discarded goods from the landfill as part of Deacs Donate, an end-of-year move-out waste reduction campaign. Residence Life and Housing, Facilities and Campus Services, and the Office of Sustainability each played an important role in educating residents about the [...]

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Book Collection at WFU Tops 8,000 lbs

2013-12-11T16:25:59+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

As of May 2013, students, faculty, and staff on the Reynolda campus have collected and donated a cumulative 8000 pounds of books to Better World Books, an online bookstore, social enterprise, and B Corporation. Founded in 2002, Better World Books has raised nearly $15 million for global literacy projects, including $7.3 million for literacy and education [...]

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Call to Action: Reduce Move-Out Waste

2013-12-11T16:39:18+00:00May 1st, 2012|Categories: Campus, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

We need your help spreading the word about all the great waste reduction programs that are in place for move-out. Last year, we kept more than 10 tons of books, furniture, clothes, paper and other items out of the landfill. We need your help to be successful again this year. Please familiarize yourself with the following programs and spread the word [...]

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Move-out waste reduction efforts yield increased success

2011-06-07T10:15:28+00:00June 7th, 2011|Categories: Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

Residence Life and Housing, Facilities and Campus Services, and the Office of Sustainability improved on the success of the end-of-year move-out waste reduction efforts again this year. Through effective programming and student involvement, 10.136 tons of books, house wares, clothing, paper and other items were diverted from the waste stream. This number, 13.34 percent of the [...]

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Call to Action: Reduce Move-out Waste

2011-04-29T09:14:57+00:00April 29th, 2011|Categories: Campus, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

Though many seniors may be in denial, the end of the semester is just around the corner. End-of-year move-out can be one of the most wasteful times of year on the Reynolda campus, as students rush to pack up their possessions and dispose of unwanted belongings. To combat this, a number of programs are [...]

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