Last March the Team ran a pilot project dubbed “We Took Garbage Cans Off Our Bucket List,” in which they replaced garbage cans in the second floor atrium hallway with sets of grey PROG bins (Paper, Recycling, Organics and Garbage). This turned out to be such a success that they’re doing it again. All the garbage cans in the South and North Learning Commons on the main floor, in the lobby, the second floor Learning Commons, and the atrium hallways on floors 3 – 5 have now been replaced with grey bins.
Stats from the Bucket List pilot show that garbage waste was reduced from 85% to 25% when the sorting stations were installed on the second floor last March. Students working in the area were enthusiastic about the project, and we hope they embrace the green again in the Killam Learning Commons and on other floors.
Thank you 2010 Green Team members Linda Bedwell, Michelle Paon, Janice Slauenwhite, Jan Pelley, Leigh Smith and Sandy Dwyer!