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New trash cans promote sustainability on campus

Jackson LaMar — News Reporter The Adanti Student Center received five new trash cans designed to help the university better sort out trash from food waste in hopes of then converting it into gas, electricity and mulch. According to Recycling Coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, Heather Stearns, Southern implemented this system two years ago at Connecticut Hall for the

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Recyclemania competition promotes sustainability

Alex Palmieri – News Writer Heather Stearns said Recyclemania is made for students to understand the significance of recycling and to continue recycling as best as they can. “We’ve been doing this since 2008,” said Stearns, recycling coordinator. “It’s been a great time.” Stearns said the main goal of Recyclemania is waste reduction. This is an eight week friendly competition between

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Office of Sustainability tackles food waste

Adrianna Rochester – General Assignments Reporter     Food waste is when any edible items goes unconsumed or discarded by retailers due to undesirable blemishes or colors and by plate waste being discarded by consumers.     According to The Campus Kitchen Project, about 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. The site goes onto state that one in six

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Students reduce and reuse during Recyclemania

Office of Sustainability hosted an E-Waste Drive where students donated old computers and electronics. Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter  As of Feb. 18, the Southern Connecticut State University campus has gathered 20,740 pounds of recycling, according the RecycleMania Facebook page. “It’s an easy thing that anyone can do for the environment,” said Murphy Murad, sophomore psychology student. This is the

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Southern strives for sustainability

Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter  Making an effort to be more environmentally friendly and aware is much more than just recycling bottles and cans, said Heather Stearns, SCSU’s Recycling Coordinator. “There’s countless ways that everyone can get involved. We are always looking for different ways to recycle. We have recycled mattresses, paint, pallets; there’s really a long list of

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