Through thoughtful purchasing decisions, reducing consumption and increasing recycling we can drastically reduce what we send to the landfill.
Our dedication to zero waste will:
- Reduce the university's impact on the environment
- Increase awareness of personal waste stream
- Reduce unnecessary and wasteful purchasing
- Increase recycling revenues while reducing landfill fees
- Increase effectiveness of waste handling and housekeeping processes
- Educate our students and community members in environmental stewardship.
Thanks for thinking zero waste!
Zero Waste Stadium
In keeping with the zero waste commitment of Appalachian, Athletics is partnering with the Physical Plant and Office of Sustainability to develop a zero waste stadium plan, being implemented in the 2014 football season.
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LLC Composting Project
Click here to learn about our partnership with the Physical Plant, Sustainable Development Department, Univeristy Housing, and Watauga Residential College for residential compost collection in the LLC.