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In the News:

"Conn. Grads Tip Their Caps to Recycled Plastic Gowns" - The New Haven Register, May 2010
"New Life for Campus Dining" - Southern Web site, October 2008
"Going Green" - Southern Alumni Magazine, Summer 2008


Compost Happens!

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"Compost Happens!" is a pilot composting program that launched in November 2013 on Southern's campus. A variety of departments, offices, and students across the campus are participating in this NECSF minigrant-funded program. The mission is to demonstrate the ease and cleanliness of composting within a densely populated area.

Food scraps are collected from 10 locations across campus 3 times a week and brought over to the garden (located behind Davis Hall) for composting. The food scraps are placed in an aerated, tumbling compost bin along with leaves. This pilot program ends at the start of summer 2014 when compost will be used on the organic garden.


Recyclemania LogoRecyclemania

RecycleMania is an annual friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week's reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.

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Campus Conservation Nationals
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"Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses. In its third year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change."

SCSU's 2013 Campus Conservation Nationals yielded a vast amount of savings with Neff Hall conserving the most energy, breaking Brownell Hall's two year winning streak! Sparked by the successful campus-wide response during the Campus Conservation Nationals, Southern won a "Power of Change Award" for innovation in energy efficiency from the state.

To learn more about Campus Conservation Nationals, click here.

Project Clean PlateProject Clean Plate logo

At Chartwells it is a continuing goal to be an industry leader and to play an integral role in offering a solution to end hunger and poverty. In taking a proactive approach within campus communities, we are taking the first steps in thinking globally and acting locally to combat hunger. With this proactive approach in mind, during the week of November 11th, 2013, we participated in Project Clean Plate at Connecticut Hall! We tracked the amount of food wasted during this time period with the hopes that through awareness we can decrease future food waste. Please remember to take only what you need! Together we can end food waste.


Get Caught Green-Handed!

Get Caught Green Handed

On the day of "Get Caught Green-Handed" the Green Team looks for those who are recycling around campus. If you're caught green-handed you are entered into a raffle to win prizes including Coca Cola hats, T-shirts, chairs, Red Sox tickets, and Six Flags tickets!

Annual Electronic Waste Drive

Every year, the Recycling Center holds an electronic waste drive. This allows students and staff to drop off their unwanted items such as laptops, computers, typewriters, and TV's without being charged.