This week’s Quick Tip!

Battery Recycling

Remember to tape both ends of all used batteries being stored for recycling. They contain enough residual energy to potentially catch fire.

Fisher Goes Green

Join us for Sustainability Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Campus Center Mainstage. Bring your lunch, and enjoy a presentation on how you can reduce the paper used in your department or programs. Dessert and drinks provided. There are more details on the Activities page.

Welcome to Fisher Goes Green, THE place to find out more about the environment, and what St. John Fisher College is doing to keep our campus – and our planet – clean, safe, and healthy. This site is maintained by the Recycling and Sustainability Committee.

Monroe County law requires that everyone recycle certain materials, but we are about more than just recycling. We want to make sure that the Fisher Community practices the three R's.

  • REDUCE: Buy less stuff, and choose items with less packaging
  • REUSE: Give away clothes, household items, electronics to your friends or charity. Books can be dropped off at the Book Exchange in Lavery Library's main entrance
  • RECYCLE: Everything that can be recycled should be, including paper products, bottles, and cans. Most Lackmann Dining containers recycle, just empty them into trash first.

Why Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? Because we must all practice Sustainability:

  • Sustainability is providing for today's needs without compromising the needs of future generations and is accomplished through careful stewardship of environmental, economic, and social resources. It applies to all aspects of society: families, businesses, institutions, communities, nations, and the planet.

Since 2009, we have hosted an annual recycling drive and sustainability fair: Fisher Goes Green Day, and invite many green organizations to share what they are doing, and how the Fisher Community can help. Our Committee has also sponsored Earth Day cleanups and planting projects for many years, and we participated in the nationwide competition called RecycleMania for two years.

You may contact members of the Recycling and Sustainability Committee via email at: with questions or comments.

In addition to information about our ongoing Green activities, this site provides informational and educational links to websites to help you learn more about the environment, and what you personally can do to help:

  • Green Fisher Activities – information on our current and upcoming events
  • How Do I Go Green? – check out websites to determine your carbon footprint, cancel unwanted mail-order catalogs, and learn more about what you can do
  • Read Green – check out materials available at Lavery Library to learn more about the environment, recycling, global warming, as well as other interesting information.
  • Recycling Guidelines gives you up-to-date information on the rules and practices of Fisher’s recycling program.
  • Consider the Minor in Sustainability.

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