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WashU Green Ambassadors Lead by Example

By Cassandra on October 2, 2018 in Community, Uncategorized, Waste

This August, a new cohort of WashU Green Ambassadors started their journey to spread sustainability culture on campus with a two-day retreat at Shaw Nature Reserve. During this retreat, the Green Ambassadors connected over team-building activities and received training in various aspects of susta...

Recycling Genius Lunch & Learns Summer Series

By Brenda on July 9, 2018 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized

This summer the Office of Sustainability will be hosting a series of Recycling Genius Lunch & Learns. The Recycling Genius training consists of a brief, yet in-depth, training on what can be recycled and composted and why. Once you are trained as a Recycling Genius, you can provide presentati...

Share Our Stuff 2018: Seeking Volunteers!

By Clara on April 6, 2018 in Uncategorized, Water

SWAP is getting ready for Share Our Stuff, its end-of-semester donation initiative, and is looking for volunteers! Partnering with WashU ResLife, the Office of Sustainability, and WashU Facilities, SWAP is mobilizing a campus-wide (and off-campus WashU owned) collection for anything usable that w...

Offer Reusable to Cut Down on Disposable

By Clara on February 28, 2018 in Community, Waste

When she joined Washington University in late October of 2016, Michelle Gelven quickly noticed the large boxes of plastic cutlery available in the Alumni & Development’s common kitchen. While many of her colleagues bring prepared meals in a reusable container, avoiding the use of a disposable...

RecycleMania 2018

By Cassandra on February 13, 2018 in Waste

For the past few years, WashU has participated in an annual recycling competition with over two hundred colleges and universities across the US and Canada. This year’s eight-week competition kicked off last Sunday, February 4th, and will continue through March 31st. With each participating colleg...

Green Ambassador Program Recruits Directors

By Clara on January 30, 2018 in Community, Featured, homepage, Waste

The WUGA program (Washington University Green Ambassadors) is currently seeking applicants for two student director positions. The WUGA program is a student-led, peer-education program supported by the Office of Sustainability that orients new students to sustainable living practices at  WashU. W...

Holiday Lights Recycling Drive

By Jennifer on December 4, 2017 in Community, Waste

Wondering what to do with your old or unworkable holiday lights? You can recycle them! The annual Holiday Lights Recycling Drive returns to Washington University this winter. The drive runs December 8 through January 31. Last year, participants diverted 1,252 pounds of holiday lights from our loc...

Become a Recycling Genius

By Jennifer on February 1, 2017 in Community, Food, Waste

In the fall of 2016, the Office of Sustainability introduced a new volunteer program called Recycling Geniuses in response to recurring contamination issues across campus. A significant number of recycling and compost loads were being rejected from their respective collection facilities due to cr...