College of Law Recycling Project Doubles Law Library Recycling
Thursday, April 30 2009
April 30, 2009
Written by Jannis Jocius
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho College of Law can now plead guilty to participating in the ongoing recycling efforts on campus.
With a $486 grant from the University of Idaho Sustainability Center and matching funds from the College of Law, first-year law student Dylan Hedden-Nicely and his team of recyclers have purchased 75 bright blue recycling bins and have distributed them throughout the Law Library. Rough counts of three floors worth of recycling bin items show that recycling has doubled since last semester.
These numbers and some preliminary surveys lead Hedden-Nicely to believe that the majority of students within the Law School will recycle now that they have the opportunity.
This UISC grant-funded project is supported by the Dean of Students and is managed exclusively by 11 Environmental Law Society students. Since this project was a one-time expense, the only requirement is the weekly collecting and emptying of the bin contents by the ELS students.
As increasing environmental awareness drives interest in sustainable practices, the University of Idaho continues to seek carbon reduction initiatives to meet the current and future needs of society and to contribute to the quality of life and the natural resources in Idaho, the nation and the world. The University of Idaho emitted some 38,981 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in 2007, which is equal to 3.59 tons per student. The university has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 and has begun the work to reduce carbon emissions across operations. For more information about the university’s sustainability efforts, contact the University of Idaho Sustainability Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.uisc.uidaho.edu
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu
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About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu