Monthly Archives: September 2013

Students Recycle Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cardboard

TVs, Refrigerators, Futons, Computers…What do they all have in common?

Your first guess might be: “Well…there all things I brought with me to college.”

However, it might be, and you definitely said this first if you read the title – “They all come in a box.”

That’s right. They ALL do come in a box.

When you think about it, almost everything comes in a box.

And with the average student spending over $900 on their dorm room, there is sure to be no shortage of empty boxes during move-in week.

To capture this additional cardboard, LIU Post places a cart in the lobby of each residence hall during move-in week. These carts, marked specifically for cardboard only, are monitored and picked up as needed by the Department of Facilities Services.

Cardboard-Cart

Courtesy of The Pioneer

In total, 75 carts of cardboard were removed during the 2013 Move-In week, which resulted in the recycling of almost 5,000 pounds of cardboard.

To continue recycling cardboard throughout the year, please place your boxes either in or next to the recycling bins marked for “Paper and Cardboard.”

Go HERE to learn more about recycling in the residence halls at LIU Post.

Take the Pledge to Be Car Free

carfreedayCar Free Day Long Island, an extension of World Car Free Day, is an international event celebrated every September in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway, or walk.

This year, LIU Post will be participating in the efforts of the 1st Annual Car Free Day Long Island by raising awareness about the resources both on and off campus that students, faculty, and staff can utilize in order to lower their carbon footprints.

Things like carpooling, mass transit, the on-campus shuttle bus, the van service to off-campus locations, and 511NYRideshare can all help lower greenhouse gas emissions, resource consumption, and traffic. Not to mention, it usually saves you a little bit of money.

We encourage all members of the LIU Post community to join in the efforts by taking the pledge to be either “car-free” or “car-lite” on Friday, September 20th.

All those who take the Car Free Day Pledge will be eligible to win great prizes!

LIU Post Ranks Among America’s “Coolest Schools”

The Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” is one of the preeminent ranking systems for green colleges and universities.

That’s right. LIU Post is a “Cool School”.

For the past 7 years, the Sierra Club, one of the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organizations in the United States, has ranked the nation’s greenest colleges and universities through it’s “Cool Schools” initiative.

The list, which includes no other school from Long Island, is based on how well a school is doing in promoting sustainability across its campus.  From conserving energy to teaching sustainability in the classroom, the list ranks schools in a number of areas where sustainability can be practiced.

Reflecting its continued commitment to sustainability, LIU Post has undertaken a number of sustainable initiatives in recent years. From an extensive recycling program to a newly established Green Office Program, there are opportunities for everyone at LIU Post to contribute to a more sustainable world.

Click here to see the complete “Cool Schools” rankings.