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Recycling commitment recognized by White House
Miami Universitys commitment to the National Recycling Challenge is leading the way in recycling efforts on college campuses, according to the White House Task Force on Recycling.
"Miami University was one of the first organizations to take a leadership role by making a commitment to make recycling more sustainable in America," says Fran McPoland, federal environmental executive and chair of the task force, in a letter commending the program.
Responding to the National Recycling Challenge announced in November 1998, Miamis recycling center made a commitment by increasing its already successful program. Through campuswide efforts last year, enough material was removed from Miamis waste stream to eliminate 235 garbage truck trips to the landfill, saving over $200,000 in landfill fees, says Stacy Edmonds, associate recycling coordinator.
A summary of Miamis recycling awareness program-the only such example from a university-is presented on the Web site (see below) and in informational materials for the White House Task Force on Recycling and National Recycling Challenge.
Miami is committed to increasing the success of its recycling program, which is directed by Steve Gaski, director for buildings and special services. "The programs goals will only be met through the continued support of President Garland, university administrators and the entire university community," says Edmonds.
Check it out:
White House Task Force on Recycling- The National Recycling Challenge, area of Champion Outreach and Education for Recycling
Miami is committed to expanding its recycling awareness program through: