Campus Initiatives

Campus Initiatives

At Emmanuel College, green isn't just the color of our grassy quad and tree-lined campus. Green is our commitment to the environment and to the students we educate, helping to ensure that we make the world a little bit better each day.

In pursuit of sustainability, we are pleased to announce several new campus initiatives for the 2014-2015 academic year, including:

Single-Stream Recycling + Composting

The College is partnering with a new vendor, Casella Waste Systems, to introduce single-stream recycling and composting to campus.

Single-stream recycling allows users to conveniently place all recyclable items, such as newspaper, cardboard, mixed paper, magazines, aluminum and plastic, all in one bin.

Composting is a practice through which food waste is separated from the general waste stream. During the fall semester, Emmanuel will focus on capturing food scraps during meal preparation. This is known as back-of-the-house composting and will primarily take place behind the scenes. See Recycling + Waste page for more information.


Water Refill Station

The Facilities Department is excited to unveil the first water bottle refill station on campus!

Located on the first floor of the Yawkey Center outside of the Athletic Training Room, this hydration station is quick, easy to use and works with any reusable water bottle. Simply place the bottle in front of the sensor for chilled, filtered water. Plus, the Green CounterTM lets you know how many 20 oz. bottles the Emmanuel community is saving from landfills.

Sustainability Committee

Comprised of faculty, staff and students, the Sustainability Committee supports the College's green efforts by promoting awareness and encouraging individuals to integrate sustainable practices into their lives on and off campus. The committee also reviews and recommends ways to improve Emmanuel's current practices.

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