NEW for 2012

Speed Greening

Course# TD1656

Note: This workshop is capped at 24 participants.

Categories: Environmental Stewardship

Level: Fundamental

Type: Single-Session Workshop

Total Workshop Time: 1/2 Hour

Make-Ups: No make-ups are scheduled for this workshop.

Pre-requisites: None

Target Audience: Persons interested in the newest environmental stewardship efforts.

Workshop Description: You've heard of "speed dating;" this is "speed greening." In an hour, including transit time, you’ll learn about composting bins and other useful tools related to JMU’s environmental stewardship efforts.  Topics range from free loaner bicycles to the app that tells when the next bus is due.   You'll leave with easy actions you can take immediately to be a better steward of the natural world.

Here's an example—You bought your lunch on campus.  Is the container your food was packaged in...

a. Recyclable?

b. Compostable?

c. Trash to go to the landfill?

Answer:  Each of the above can be true, depending on what the container is made out of and where it's from...

B. Most of Dining Services’ packaging is now compostable at the public compost bins in Festival or in your compost bin at home.   Cookie bags, sandwich triangles, and clamshells with Dining Services-made food are all compostable along with the food in them.

A. On the other hand, much of the plastic packaging from franchises on campus can be recycled (Remember-rinse items clean because food residue contaminates recycling!).  Look for the #1 through #7 imprinted on packaging to determine if a container is recyclable plastic.

C. There are only a few items, such as candy bar wrappers, condiment packages, milk cartons, and Styrofoam cups that must be sent to the landfill.

Choose to come and learn more!

Presented by: Christie-Joy Brodrick-Hartman, Executive Director, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World

Session Information:
Thursday, March 15, 2012
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM

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