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04-18-2004

Clarkson University Student Association Presents 15 New Recycling Bins to University

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The Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) has funded 15 new recycling bins for the school's Clarkson Recycles! program.

Student Senators Patrick Dragoon, Brian Tobin, Reon Curry and Krystal Pomerville were on hand Tuesday to present the new bins to Clarkson President Tony Collins. The bins will be used to separate paper and cardboard, and glass, metal and plastic containers from the waste stream, so it can be recycled instead.CUSA-bins

CUSA provided this $720 donation for the new bins to show both our monetary and philosophical support of the Clarkson Recycles program, said Student Senator Brian Tobin. "CUSA hopes to see a continued increase in campus recycling levels, even though there has been a huge improvement this semester. We will continue with support in upcoming semesters."

Recycling has been a priority for CUSA's student life committee throughout this academic year. At their invitation earlier this year, Collins addressed the student senate about the importance of the recycling initiative.

Last fall groups of students and employees met to discuss more ways for Clarkson to take a leadership position in addressing the environmental issues impacting the world. Beyond Clarkson's leadership in environmental and renewable energy research, this spring the University renewed the efforts of its ongoing campus recycling program.

Future plans include more recycling education for new students and employees, special recycling areas at the beginning and end of the semester, and exploration into recycling some additional types of waste.

Recycling can reduce greenhouse gases and water pollution, save energy, create jobs, stimulate the development of greener technologies, and conserve resources for the future.

Photo caption: Clarkson University Student Senators Patrick Dragoon, Brian Tobin, Reon Curry and Krystal Pomerville present 15 new recycling bins to Clarkson President Tony Collins. The gift from the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) will advance the Clarkson Recycles! program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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