This week’s Quick Tip!

Upcoming Event: First Friday Lecture on Sustainability

Dr. Michael Boller, Director of the new Sustainability Program, will be giving a lecture: Sustaining a College: Teaching and Practicing Sustainability at Fisher, on Nov. 7, 10 AM in the Skalny Welcome Center. Contact epinti@sjfc.edu for more information.


Fisher Goes Green

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, and buy items with less packaging
  • REUSE: Give away clothes, household items, electronics to your friends or charity
  • RECYCLE: Everything that can be recycled should be, including paper products, bottles, and cans

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: recycle@sjfc.edu 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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