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Congratulations to Anchorage's UAF Cooperative Extension Services!
Anchorage's UAF Cooperative Extension Services staff posing for a photo-op after receiving their Green Office Certification from the UAA Office of Sustainability. Great job, everyone!
America Recycles Day
On November 15th, the Office of Sustainability, along with Professor Logan's Honors 192 class and Dr. Din's Art Appreciation class, trashed the Cuddy Quad! Why, you may ask? Well, we wanted to highlight the amount of trash that is produced at UAA, and hopefully to inspire people to recycle more, and throw away less.
We gathered all the garbage that was produced on the main campus on November 14th, and placed it in a pile in the Cuddy Quad. As you can see from the photo below, it was huge! We even made the Channel 11 evening news. Many thanks to all who participated in this event!
Certified Green Department
Is your office "green" certified? The process is fast, easy, and you are probably already doing a lot of the things in the checklist. On the left hand side click on "Green Department Certification" to get started!
We Recycle...A Lot!
The Office of Sustainability has been working hard throughout the summer to divert items that could be recycled from the local landfill, and thereby saving the campus a tremendous amount of money in terms of disposal costs. When the campus sends waste to the landfill, we are charged a fee of $63/ton*. However, when we send waste to be recycled, there is no fee.
Here at UAA, we are able to recycle aluminum, other metals, some plastics, paper, cardboard, and construction waste. From July 1, 2011 through June 30th of 2012, a total of 245,251 pounds of waste had been diverted from our local landfill and sent to a recycling facility. The actual breakdown is below.
Material Diverted from Landfill (lbs)