By Amanda Noel
The move-out initiative is just one of the programs sponsored by the Sustainability Committee, which consists of environmentally conscious students, faculty and staff. The committee meets quarterly to “devise ways of becoming more green” as it says on Columbia College’s Web site. So far, they have installed new bike racks around campus and recycling bins in the residence halls, which include slots for glass, plastic, aluminum and paper as well as organic wastes.
The committee is currently focusing on 11 areas of interest where they can incorporate more sustainable infrastructure and programs. Information on the Sustainability Committee and more about Columbia College’s green initiatives can be found at http://www.ccis.edu/green/.
A volunteer sorts through college students' unwanted belongings. Photo courtesy of www.gettysburg.edu.