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Sustainable Efforts and Actions

Across campus many sustainable projects (some subtle, some substantial) are making a big, “green” impact.  Here is a short list. 

  • Six water bottle filling stations that track the number of water bottles saved fromo landfill have been installed at various campus locations.  Each station tracks an average monthly savings of 6,000 bottles.
  • Sustainability committee members collect scrap paper from recycle bins to donate to local schools.
         
  • The Catherine Dunn Apartments received the EPA's Energy Star Award
  • More recycling availability: Recycling bins are now placed in each dorm room, attachable recycling containers have been added to classroom and office waste baskets, and large recycling containers are accessible in public areas.
       
  • Reduced water consumption: Old washing machines are now replaced with energy-efficient machines resulting in 24,000 gallons of water saved each month.
       
  • Reusable bottles and mugs are distributed for beverages in the Student Dining Room, Kehl Center, Crusader Café and Switchboard.
       
  • Battery and electronic device collection boxes are now available in all residence halls to help keep heavy metals out of landfills.
         
  • An annual office supply swap reduces resource consumption by reusing supplies
           
  • Installation of energy-efficient lighting in the Kehl Center and numerous other campus locations
        

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CONTACT:
Brian Schultes at
(563)588-8167 or brian.schultes@clarke.edu 

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