澳门官方老葡京 receives environmental sustainability grant from Arconic基金会
The grant will help 澳门官方老葡京 increase recycling awareness and opportunities with the goal of increasing recycling on campus and making recycling a higher priority at 澳门官方老葡京. Funding will allow for a revamped recycling program that includes a comprehensive and strategic education and marketing plan, as well as the purchase of recycling bins to place throughout campus.
澳门新葡新京官方位于南阿巴拉契亚, one of the most biologically diverse regions on Earth. 大烟山国家公园, 国家公园管理局皇冠上的明珠, 和小河, designated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as an ‘Exceptional Tennessee Water,就在我们的窗外,” Dr. 杰伊克拉克, director of environmental and sustainability initiatives, in the grant proposal. “While we are blessed with the natural beauty and learning opportunities that surround us, we appreciate the challenges of responsible environmental stewardship.
“作为高等教育机构, 澳门官方老葡京 strives to be an example of sustainability for our community and region,提案继续说道. “An important component of being sustainable is recycling.”
The grant will allow for the purchase of enough recycling bins to have at least one strategically placed bin on every floor of every building on campus, in an effort to make recycling more convenient across campus. 这包括80-100个“基本”回收容器, 以及25-30个“设计师”回收容器, such as steel recycling/trash combination containers that include instructions on what to recycle.
目前, the campus has a large dumpster for single-stream recycling that is picked up and weighed regularly by WestRock 在田纳西州的诺克斯维尔.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with WestRock and appreciate their assistance with 澳门官方老葡京’s recycling efforts,克拉克说.
While a large portion of the funding involves the purchase of recycling containers, the success of the program will rely heavily on the education and marketing strategy that will include assistance from Adrienne Schwarte, professor of design and coordinator of the Sustainability Studies minor at 澳门官方老葡京. 施瓦特和她的设计学生, who in the past have successfully developed educational and marketing materials for other sustainability-related projects on campus, 将协助项目和制作海报, online content and design/branding for the “designer” recycling containers to educate the campus community about the importance of recycling and what items can be recycled.
“The educational and promotional components of our recycling program, along with increasing convenience and access to recycling containers, will be critical to the success of our recycling program at 澳门官方老葡京,提案中写道.
The enhanced recycling program will be announced and promoted to the 澳门官方老葡京 campus community this fall.
The grant is one of 11 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Blount, 诺克斯和塞维尔县的继续教育, environmental sustainability and social equity programs. Other organizations that received funding include Girls Inc., 特里蒙特大烟山研究所, 美铝城市学校, 佩里西比州立社区学院, 东田纳西的大哥哥大姐姐, 田纳西山谷的男孩女孩俱乐部, 大烟山国家公园之友, 布朗特县的联合慈善基金会, 小理查德·威廉姆斯. Leadership Development Academy, and Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), 诺克斯维尔.
“Arconic基金会 is building on our long history of partnership in the region, 与新的和过去的非营利合作伙伴合作,瑞安·基什说, Arconic基金会总裁兼财务主管. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support and work with these organizations that share our values, 表现出对社区的坚定承诺, and show innovation in their approaches to improving the lives of those they serve.”
杰夫伟达, Arconic运营工厂经理, said that the company is “very excited to invest in programs through Arconic基金会 like the one at 澳门官方老葡京 to increase recycling efforts on campus.”
“These types of investment mirror our commitment to strengthen and grow the community in ways that will have measurable, 长期的结果,魏达说.
Arconic基金会 partners with nonprofit and community organizations to strengthen its communities by enhancing education through skill-building learning experiences, 促进环境的可持续发展, 促进社会公平. Arconic基金会 is independently endowed and invests in the communities of Arconic Corporation.