campus’ efforts to recycle have made MUSC an avid competitor in
RecycleMania, a national recycling competition. Joining in 2006, MUSC
has earned top spots among the 514 registered institutions, placing in
the top 30 schools in the recycled paper category and one of the top 25
schools for the corrugated cardboard category this year.
This competition is just one of the ways the Sustainability Program has
reduced this campus’ “carbon footprint,” including reusing items such
as office supplies and recycling as much as possible. Since its
creation, the sustainability effort has worked to replace all
fluorescent tubes on campus with reduced mercury lamps, install LED
exit signs and convert the MUSC recycling truck to run on bio-diesel
fuel made from rendered animal fat. The program has also installed a
renewable-energy geothermal system in the Anderson House, which is used
to reduce energy cost.
Recognized by the Department of Health and Environmental Control as the
2008 Outstanding University Waste Reduction and Recycling Program,
Sustainability and Recycling is blazing the trail for other
universities to “go green.” The department continues to reduce MUSC’s
environmental impact and promote energy efficiency.
Friday, June 26, 2009