Zero Waste Events
INITIATIVE NAME Zero Waste Events
UNIVERSITY Clark University
TAGS zero-waste | recycling | compost
CONTACT Robin Miller <sustainableclarkga@clarku.edu>
WEBSITES news.clarku.edu/campusdigest/2015/09/01/students-zero-waste-clarkie-palooza-during-orientation/?cat_id=3




SUMMARY

Collaborations of Clark's green groups - the Recycling Crew, EcoReps, Clark Composts - are zero-wasting events on campus such as orientation, research symposiums and more!



IMPACT

We successfully zero-wasted Clarkie-Palooza, a big event during the first-year student orientation with a huge cookout. With heroic last-minute adjustments to get the correct bins in place; with collaboration between the Recycling Crew, the PA’s, the Eco Reps as Zero Waste Ambassadors; and buoyed by the extreme interest of the Class of 2019, we ended the event with less than ½ bag of landfill waste. And almost all of that came from Dining Services catering operation. We had 16 bags of compostable organics, 8 bags of recyclables.



PROCEDURE

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MISTAKES & LESSONS LEARNED

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FUTURE PLANS

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