|Residence Hall recycling board receives award|
Facilities Management has awarded the John Meagher Ecology Award to the Association of Residence Halls (ARH) Recycling Board. The award was originated in 1992 and it recognizes persons who have taken a leadership role in ecology and conservation.
After many years of supporting recycling efforts in the residence halls, ARH officially established a Recycling Board several years ago. Board members represent each of the 14 residence halls to encourage and promote recycling programs. Students on the Recycling Board work with Facilities Management staff to make recommendations regarding short and long-range recycling goals and to increase participation in recycling in the residence halls.
In August 2008, the ARH Recycling Board provided each residence hall room (approximately 1,600) with a recycling container. The project was paid in full by the ARH. With the containers in place, recycling has increased by 9 percent.
Also this year, Facilities Management and the residence halls are leading the campus-wide participation in Recyclemania. Recyclemania is a nation-wide program that emphasizes friendly competition and benchmarking tools for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.
Congratulations, and thank you for your commitment to recycling!
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4878