Students have conducted several waste audits over the past few years to assess waste in residential, academic, and dining locations.
At the annual reunion and commencement picnic, all waste is collected at waste stations and separated, creating near zero waste.
Usdan and Summerfields dining staff collect both pre- and post-consumer food scraps. Dining Composting Interns work with Bon Appetit to keep the program running smoothly.
Students run a self-service residential composting initiative, available to most student and employee residences.
Several Eco Facilitators piloted a removal of paper towels from one dorm; all student residences will be paper towel free in Fall 2015.
Wishing Wells hydration stations dispense filtered, chilled water for outdoor events requiring only a hose connection and ice. This low-cost, student-designed venture effectively reduces plastic water bottle waste.