Waste Reduction

Faces of Sustainability: Nathan Peifer

2013-01-09T14:59:28-04:00August 13th, 2012|Categories: Campus Garden, Faces of Sustainability, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photo courtesy of Nathan Peifer Nathan Peifer is a competent and capable person; that’s why it was extremely disconcerting when, one year ago, he realized, in the most basic way, he did not know how to feed himself.  Thus began Nathan’s study of gardening, a journey of self-directed learning he describes as “chasing ignorance.”  [...]

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Three new hydration stations join our fleet

2012-08-21T15:50:51-04:00August 6th, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

New hydration stations will greet students returning to Reynolda campus. Facilities and Campus Services installed three new stations in high traffic areas: outside the Fresh Food Company, on the ground floor of Benson near Pugh Auditorium, and in the atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds library.  Hydration stations provide chilled, filtered water and are designed to [...]

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Mews renovation minimizes waste

2012-02-28T14:47:56-04:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

Only one lonely mattress met its end in the construction dumpster outside Graylyn’s Mews. Every other piece of the furniture displaced by the renovations in the building found a new home in another university-managed building, at Kinnamon’s Consignment store, or with a community member through Habitat for Humanity. The Mews originally functioned as the stable for [...]

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Surplus property program now open

2011-11-16T09:25:40-04:00November 11th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , |

The university’s surplus property program is open for business. The program allows offices and departments to release university-owned furniture and office accessories that are no longer needed to an on-campus storage facility. Staff can then shop at the surplus warehouse for “new” furniture and fixtures free of charge. Not only has this saved the university money, [...]

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Move-out waste reduction efforts yield increased success

2011-06-07T10:15:28-04:00June 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

2011-04-29T09:14:57-04:00April 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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‘Tapped’ screening sparks emotional discussion

2011-02-07T15:44:24-04:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: Campus, Culture, Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

Pugh Auditorium was abuzz with discussion after the closing credits of Tapped on January 25, 2011. The film screening, which officially began the university’s “Choose to Reuse” campaign, drew a diverse audience from university departments and the wider Winston-Salem community. Tapped explores the bottled water industry and brings into question the marketing campaign that [...]

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New Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager hired

2013-12-10T12:28:13-04:00February 3rd, 2011|Categories: Campus, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , , , |

Megan Anderson, nicknamed “Captain Planet” by her friends, unabashedly loves trash. In almost any other profession, this trait would be considered a little bizarre, but as the university’s new Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager, Anderson’s affinity for garbage is a great asset. “The average American disposes of 4.5 pounds of trash a day. Trashing things has [...]

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“Tapped” Screening – 1/25/11

2011-01-23T16:15:04-04:00January 23rd, 2011|Categories: Films and Lectures, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , |

Join the launch of our campus-wide Choose to Reuse campaign by attending the screening of the award-winning documentary, Tapped. The screening will begin at 7:00 pm in the Benson Center's Pugh Auditorium. The first 50 in attendance to sign a pledge to reduce bottled water consumption will receive one of Nalgene's new OTF reusable water bottles.

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