You are here

Projects Updates for Topic: Uncategorized


  1. PWR SWATeam Meeting - 2/5/18

    The PWR SWATeam had their first meeting of the semester, where they discussed several updates related to purchasing, waste, and recycling. The Team discussed concerns about recycling bins on the Main Quad, persistent issues with the purchasing of recycled paper on campus, challenges with a centralized battery recycling program, and the formal adoption of EPEAT standards for electronics on campus. The SWATeam also discussed and provided feedback on a formal recommendation for the expansion of SmartWay to other campus units.

    Attached Files: 
  2. Water and Stormwater SWATeam Meeting 2/6/2018

    Meeting topics included potential for the team to move forward with a water audit of campus buildings, ways that nitrogen runoff could be monitored, and incentives the Parking Department would have in following through with adding green infrastructure to parking projects.

    Attached Files: 
  3. Update: January 30, 2018

    Morgan White, Anna Barnes, Paul Foote, Brad Klein, Brent Lewis, Sarthak Patel, Lily Wilcock, and Andy Robinson previewed Leah Berti's revised Use the Bin presentation. It was established that the phrase "Use the Bin" needed to be used more frequently throughout the presentation and that pauses are preferable to "filler words." Exact figures detailing the university's waste reduction progress have been found and will be included in the final presentation. 

  4. IWG Meeting Minutes November 30, 2017

  5. continuing work

    Associated Project(s): 

    Red Bison currently works in this area about twice a month when weather permits. A small amount of honeysuckle remains from the beginning of restoration, and herbicide is applied to stumps after cutting. Nearby, along Lincoln Avenue, much of the persimmon has been removed.

  6. Update: January 24, 2018

    Leah delivered a revised presentation to Morgan and Anna in accordance with feedback from her previous rehearsal. The next rehearsal of the presentation on Tuesday, January 30 will incorporate the "Use the Bin" slogan, mention that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a gold star rating from AASHE, emphasize the importance of spreading the word in addition to using recycling bins, and mention that trash compactors at the Union and SDRP prevent recycling from being sorted out of the waste stream. 

  7. PWR SWATeam Meeting - 11/30/17

    The PWR SWATeam reviewed the progress made over the course of the semester on various projects and discussed next steps for each. These projects included battery recycling, the rearrangement of outdoor trash and recycling bins, guidelines for the optimal arrangement of indoor bins, expanding SmartWay, and encouraging the use of EPEAT certified products.

    Attached Files: