Recycle

A student at University Maryland College Park, Bill Irvine and I talked about his ideas of going green on campus. He talked about how every classroom has a recycle bin and that because he is so used to recycling at school that he started being aware at his own apartment.

“I used to be lazy and think twice about recycling, but it’s really not hard. You set up an extra trash can and you put your cans in it, or your bottles, or your paper. Such a simple task is really helping the environment. It’s not that I’m this green activist trying to force everyone to stop global warming, but I am trying. I am making the effort to separate my trash,” Irvine said.

He says that because College Park is making such an effort to get students to recycle that it is embedded into his head that it’s the right and easy thing to help out. The impact from the school’s green policy is helping Irvine take it into account and do the same thing at home. He says that it’s easy to collect bottles and cans especially when there are parties.

“We drink a lot, we eat pizza at our parties. And with that there are 2 trash bags full of cans and bottles. A few paper boxes, and you’re set. It only takes a little to help this big situation,” Irvine said.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Matt Sorger on October 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I like the idea of using students from campuses locally. It’s a great way to combine ideas and gather different thoughts that people are having from the area surrounding our campus. He should be a good source for one of your different modules. Keep up the good reporting.

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  2. Posted by Danielle Koch on October 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I would love to read about the different steps local schools are taking to help the environment. There are so many schools in the area, they have to be doing some things the same and some differently. I wonder if any schools are utilizing newer technologies such as solar panels. That would be interesting to find out.

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  3. Posted by rhiannon86 on November 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I like this post because it makes recycling seem easy, and it is. I think most of us are just too lazy to set up a simple second trash can for plastics and/or paper products. Your post really makes me want to make more of an effort to recycle. Our planet really does need our help. It would be cool to post some of the local places people can bring their recycled goods around town.

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