Recycling & Waste Reduction in Campus Housing
A 360 focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in campus housing and residence halls
Original Stream Date: June 23, 2016
As semi-autonomous auxiliaries, housing departments can be a separate world from the rest of campus, with unique administrative and operational factors influencing recycling and waste management systems. At the same time they offer a special opportunity to engage and educate student residents about waste reduction.
This program will include a look at how two schools, Michigan State University and Keene State College manage the flow of recoverable materials from a diverse mix of residence halls, apartments and other housing arrangements. The program will also include a spotlight presentation on how the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point collects food organics from residence halls, as well as a look at how the University of South Carolina and other campuses organize their Eco-Rep programs to effectively engage students within housing to build a culture of sustainability.
Residence and Hospitality Services
Michigan State University
Campus Sustainable Material Management Specialist
Keene State College
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Coordinator of Environmental Sustainability
University of South Carolina
- USC Presentation Slides
- University of South Carolina EcoReps Manual
- University of South Carolina EcoReps Rubric