This week’s Quick Tip!
Change for Single-Stream Recycling
As single-stream recycling works by using machinery to filter out the various recyclable materials, it is important to do one thing very differently than with regular recycling. Put the lids/caps back on! Otherwise the smaller pieces like these will fall through to the floor and get landfilled :(
Fisher Goes Green
Sustainability Within the Community, a panel discussion, will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 9-11 AM, in the Gateway Mid-Level. This event is sponsored by: The Sustainability and the Environment Learning Community, the English Department, the Biology Department, the First-Year Program, and the Sustainability Program. There will be a discussion of local sustainability issues and careers. Refreshments will be served.
Expert panelists include: Margaret Potter, Development and Communications Director, Genesee Land Trust; David Nelson, Editor of the journal NYS Conservationist, from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Frank J. Regan, Creator, Manager, and Content Author of RochesterEnvironment.com, and Webmaster of Rochester Sierra Club; and Erinn Ryen, Ph D, Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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.
Why Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? Because we must all practice Sustainability:
Our Committee has sponsored an Earth Day cleanup and planting projects for many years, and we want to spread our work even farther. We participated in the nationwide competition called RecycleMania for two years; we held our first Sustainability Fair in 2009, bringing to campus committed individuals from such varied groups as the Sierra Club, Genesee Land Trust, Monroe County Water Education Collaborative, and GrowMonroe. We also host an annual electronics recycling collection with Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery.
You may contact members of the Recycling and Sustainability Committee via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: