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  1. Sarthak Prasad and Daphne Hulse present Sustainable Transportation and Zero Waste topics to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Franklin STEAM Academy

    Presentations given during the lunch sessions for each grade in the library. Franklin STEAM hosts sustainability speakers each April in honor of Earth Month.



    Thanks so much for coming!!!

    We really appreciate your time and energy today speaking to Franklin's future "world rescuers."


    I know you cannot attend our Open House this May 11th but do consider if you would like to table at our fall Open House on September 14th.


    We really appreciated your clear and important messages.


    Zanne Newman

    Magnet Site Coordinator

    Franklin STEAM Academy


  2. Zero Waste iCAP Team Meeting

    The Zero Waste iCAP Team met on Friday, December 3 to discuss and finalize the two recommendations related to the team's water bottle behavior change campaign. These include a drinking water behavior survey and a recommendation to track water filter systems on campus. Meeting minutes are attached.

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  3. Reusable Container Project on Portal

    From: Moore, Meredith Kaye

    To: White, Morgan

    Recipients: mbwhite at

    Hi Morgan,


    I think we should add a project page on the Portal for “Reusable To-Go Containers” under “Decrease Wasteful Practices Through Behavior Change”. Then, the “Bevier Café Reusable Carry-Out Program” project could go under the “Reusable To-Go Containers” page, and a new project can be made for “Dining Hall Reusable Carry-Out Program” along with the subsequent locations that implement similar programs. What do you think?




  4. Precious Plastic Campus Recycling Hub

  5. Re-Fashioned Fashion Show

    School of Art + Design 2019 Re-Fashioned Fashion Show

    The 13th annual Illinois fashion show will be presented on Saturday, May 4, from 7-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign. Students from ArtS 299 Fashion Design will be presenting their one-of-a-kind ensembles. Wearable works of art walk the runway, combining sustainability and creativity.

    Audra Weinstein . Art and Design, School of

  6. FY 17 SSC funding for Zero Waste Coordination

    The SSC funding for Zero Waste Coordination ($64,862) covers four different recycling efforts.

    1)      Campus-wide infrastructure, $29,750: Expanding the “Dual bins on the Quad” to north of Green and eastward to Goodwin Avenue, in collaboration with F&S Superintendent of Grounds Ryan Welch.  Ryan’s Grounds workers are mapping the existing bins, as a first step.  All of this funding is for the physical infrastructure (bins and lids, etc.).

    2)      Campus-wide education, $1,032: The key message of personal responsibility for waste management needs to be communicated through multiple channels on campus, in order to effect the culture shift that we deeply need on campus.  F&S will create educational materials to explain the recycling options available to the campus community, to reduce confusion.  The funding is based on 8 presentations throughout campus and development of educational materials (which will be used in future years as well).  All materials will thank SSC for their funding support.

    3)      Building specific solutions, $30,520: Per the completed Waste Characterization Studies, there are various changes that can be implemented in the studied buildings to improve waste diversion.  These changes need to be approved and implemented in coordination with building occupants, so there is a need for a staff coordinator to work with the individual units.  The funding is based on two weeks of staff time per building, for eight buildings.

    4)      Special recyclables expansion $3,560: There are new programs available for interested units on campus to recycle nitrile gloves, styrofoam, alkaline batteries, and glass.  Unfortunately, very few units are aware of these opportunities.  We are requested funding for student employees to reach out directly to potential participants and help them incorporate the applicable programs.

  7. Recycling Bin Estimate

    I had some time this morning and did a super rough estimate of the number of waste bin on campus.  This is a simple extrapolation from the bins per square foot in the waste audits that ISTC did.  For larger size recycling bins, an extremely rough estimate comes to about 8800 landfill and recycling bins in campus buildings. - Morgan

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  8. examples from Ohio State

    Here are the Zero Waste Event links from Ohio State University.  They seem to be setting the standard for such events, especially when it comes to sporting events.  The first link is for events in general.  Anyone organizing a campus event can request assistance to achieve zero-waste.  Some locations require additional fees but many do not.  They rely heavily on the organizers to push the educational aspects. Facilities just supplies the bins and takes care of the logistics.

    This second link focuses on the athletic events at OSU.  They have managed to reach a waste diversion rate over 90%.  We could do this as well.  Reduction in landfill costs help fund the program.  They sure make it look easy.