waste audit

May 8, 2012 - 4:37am
The dirty details of Syracuse University's dining hall waste and where food scraps go.

New compost bins in the dining centers around campus put Syracuse University high on the list of sustainable universities, said Assistant Director of Food Services Mark Tewksbury.

The dining halls installed them during spring break. Now there are compost bins in the disposal areas for students finishing their meals.

“We’ve had a trash removal service since the beginning of time here,” Tewksbury said. “We thought if we could divert anything from the waste stream, it would be better than sending it to the incinerator.”

June 8, 2010 - 7:32pm
SUNY-ESF's new club, Primitive Pursuits, is all about living simply with the land.

Living off the land is about as close to the earth you can get. Keeping in tune with Earth Week, the new Primitive Pursuits club at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry held a Friction Fire Workshop and Braintanning Demonstration on April 23. The club, which formed last semester, teaches students about being all natural and how to survive in nature. Think "Into the Wild".

June 8, 2010 - 7:22pm
ESF's Green Campus Initiative reveals the trash habits of its students.

When an environmentally conscious school has trouble recycling, what do you do? Tell people.