U News - Sustainability Week at SLU
The Thursday, November 1st, 2012 issue of The University News featured an article on the first ever Campus Sustainability Week at Saint Louis University. The article written by Gabby Geerts discussed the events that made up the week, including placement of some of the University's new blue exterior recycling receptacles.
The following are some highlights from the article:
"A large movement of the week has been the implementation of the new single-stream recycling program recently installed on campus, in the form of sister blue garbage cans next to the normal black ones."
Learn more about single-stream recycling here
"Efforts are not going unnoticed, either. In October 2011, SLU was awarded a bronze rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an honor recognizing efforts in environmental, social and economic sustainability."
Check out the STARS report here
"Replacing one light bulb may not be that influential, but replacing all of the light bulbs on campus can make a huge difference. At the SLU Medical Center, one switch of the lights has cut electricity by more than 370,000 kilowatt hours. Annually, this adds up to nearly $25,000 saved."
Find out more about Facilities Services efforts on energy efficiency here
Read the Full University News Article here