Cardboard Commingle Sustainability at K Environmental Responsibility has been a part of the Kalamazoo College Honor Code since (date?). Since then, and most notably in the past 5 years, we have been constantly working to improve our practices as a campus community. More often than not, this movement has been led by students like you. Orange, Black and GREEN 1992- The college officially integrated the previously student initiated recycling program, hiring “Recycle Rob” Townsend, a FacMan landscaper who worked closely with the students, to head it up full time allowing for expansion. 2004- D.I.R.T. garden Mixed Paper 2004- The first ever Sustainability themed Living Learning Unit came to be 2005- Farms to K 2006- Students rally for the L.E.E.D. certification of the Hicks Center renovation 2007- Students persuade the President of the College to sign the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment Recycling and Sustainability At Kalamazoo College Newspaper 2007- Sustainability Guild 2008- Campus Energy Group 2008-2009 2008- 8 in ’08 campaign www.kzoo.edu/recycle Kalamazoo College Recycles Kalamazoo College Reuses Recyclemania Who: Everyone! Students, Faculty and Staff—we all recycle at K. The R.E.P. Room: The R.E.P. Room is a studentrun Resource Exchange Program where you can pick up gently used supplies and/or drop some off—for FREE! You can find just about anything there: paper, binders, folders, notebooks, pens, lamps, staples, squirt guns, greeting cards, and more! Located in the basement of DeWaters. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10 week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recycling per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. What: Everything we possibly can, which includes: COMMINGLE—glass of all colors, plastics (#1, #2, #3, #4 and #5), metal cans and foils (including spray cans, etc.) CARDBOARD—corrugated (moving boxes) MIXED PAPER—office paper, colored paper, magazines, folders, envelopes, non-corrugated cardboard (cereal boxes, cigarette boxes…) NEWSPAPER STYROFOAM E-WASTE What’s NOT recyclable: Tissue paper (including napkins, toilet paper, facial tissue), candy wrappers, condoms, greasy tops of Pizza boxes (you can rip them off and still recycle the bottom if it’s clean), wax paper, laminated paper (if it doesn’t rip, it’s not recyclable). Where: Look for the blue bins! Every dorm room has a small blue recycling bin. When taking out your trash, bring your recycling out, too, and sort it into the labeled recycling dumpsters. There are also recycling bins of various sizes strategically placed all over campus. Styrofoam can be placed in the newspaper bin to be sorted out by the Recycling Crew. E-waste can be taken to the R.E.P. room in the basement of DeWaters. More recycling tips at: www.kzoo.edu/recycle The Kollege Depot: Looking for furniture? We’ve got that, too! You can find used furniture and larger appliances at garage sale prices in the Kollege Depot, located in the basement of Dewing (entrance by the “red square”). H.U.B.: Helping to Understand Bikes H.U.B. is a student initiated and run bike borrowing, refurbishing, and maintenance education program located in the basement of DeWaters. Bike—don’t drive—today! Reducing Waste at K Reducing can be a challenge since consumption is such an ingrained value in our society. Start small, and tackle one habit at a time. Here are a few ideas from past student initiatives: Eliminating use of bottled water, and drinking filtered tap water from a reusable water bottle instead! Turning off / Hibernating computers when not in use. Choosing double sided printing. Offered in most computer labs on campus. Select: print, properties, finishing, print on both sides. More info on green initiatives: https://reason.kzoo.edu/green Kalamazoo College has been participating in RecycleMania since 2005, when we were one of 48 schools participating in the competition. Since then, the competition has grown to include over 400 schools across the nation, and continues to grow each year. Last year, in the 2008 competition, Kalamazoo College won 1st place in per capita recycling and 1st place in the Grand Champion category, earning us the fabulous trophy pictured left!