Sustainability StudentsThe student group ECOS has sponsored a variety of awareness-raising and educational campaigns in past years, especially during PTS Earth Week each April. Past events have included the “Water Wars” in which dormitories compete to reduce their water consumption, panels and speakers, ecologically themed worship services at Miller Chapel, and the annual lightbulb exchange, where students trade in old incandescent bulbs for new fluorescents. Other gatherings have featured films such as Food, Inc. and local, organic farm products—New Jersey is the “Garden State,” and many local farms provide excellent opportunities to eat well.

During Earth Week 2012 (April 2–9), ECOS sponsored a variety of activities, such a Reduce- Your-Footprint event in which students agreed to carry with them all of the trash they produce during the week. This exercise raised public awareness of the need to reduce, and created an incentive to explore new ways of reducing one’s waste.

Currently, ECOS has been working with the Housing Office to implement composting of all food waste in Mackay Dining Hall (see WASTE). ECOS students are integrally involved in the education of the student body as PTS moves toward its goal of becoming a zero-landfill campus, composting or recycling 100% of its potential waste products.

Earth Day imageThe student group ECOS has sponsored a variety of awareness-raising and educational campaigns in past years, especially during PTS Earth Week each April. Past events have included the “Water Wars” in which dormitories compete to reduce their water consumption, panels and speakers, ecologically themed worship services at Miller Chapel, and the annual lightbulb exchange, where students trade in old incandescent bulbs for new fluorescents. Other gatherings have featured films such as Food, Inc. and local, organic farm products—New Jersey is the “Garden State,” and many local farms provide excellent opportunities to eat well.




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