Archive for August, 2010

New recycling program at W&M

By now you may have read the press releases about William and Mary’s new recycling program, but I wanted to provide a little update on the topic as well. Beginning this semester, Facilities Management and Residence Life staff and cleaning staff will distribute 1000 new blue recycling containers throughout campus. Cleaning staff will be responsible for emptying the recycling containers on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the trash on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Faculty and staff will receive a small blue container in their offices for mixed recycling and new containers will be placed next to copiers and printers for paper, inside the entrances to buildings and in kitchen areas for bottles and cans, and outside for bottles and cans.

The new recycling program is made possible through financial committments from the administration, Facilities Management and ResLife. The Committee on Sustainability helped to plan the new program, using data collected by summer research students in 2009.

To read the full press release, please visit this site:–mary-launches-expanded-recycling-program-123.php

August 19th, 2010


As the fall 2010 semester quickly approaches, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Sustainability Fellow at William and Mary. My name is Sarah Hanke and I am a recent grad (2010) of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy here at W&M. During my last semester as a grad student, I served on the Committee on Sustainability as the graduate student representative for the Steering Committee. I am excited to be in this position and to work with all the committed volunteers at the College.

I will be regularly updating this blog with all the new green initiatives at W&M, so keep checking to stay in the (sustainable) loop!

And finally, thanks so much to Phil Zapfel for doing such a great job in the Fellow position last year.

August 10th, 2010


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