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Campus Sustainability - 10 Year Plan


Recycling

Short-Term Goals (enacted since June 2007 or to be completed by end of 2009)
Goal R1 Install paper, plastic, can and battery recycling points throughout campus - ACHIEVED
Timeline Jun 2008 – Dec 2009
Goal Summary Objective: Reduce solid landfill & incinerator waste generated by campus by introducing recycling collection bins for a range of recyclable materials
Metrics for Success: Installation and use of recycling bins
Current Practice: Paper is recycled in offices
Costs & Funding: Purchase of recycling bins / cost of collection & removal
Implementing Agents: Office of Buildings and Grounds
Actions to be taken • Purchase recycling bins for bottles, cans, plastics and install them in various public areas on campus including main cafeteria and satellite cafeteria locations.
 
Intermediate Goals (1-5 years)
Goal R2 Recycle vegetable oil in the Green Boat- Ongoing
Timeline 2009-2010
Goal Summary Objectives - Save money by not having to purchase fuel for training vessel
Metrics for success - Calculate dollars saved by not having to purchase fuel to run the Boat.
Costs & funding - $4,000.00 for vessel conversion, Perkins Grant $19,000.00 to pay Captains to operate vessel with volunteer students on weekends. NOAA Grant
Actions to be taken • Arrange with college food service to receive used cooking oil to fuel Green Boat
 
Goal R3 Recycle an estimated one ton of plastics and cans - ONGOING
Timeline January 2009 – December 2012
Goal Summary Objective: Reduce solid landfill & incinerator waste generated by campus by one ton.
Metrics for Success: Quarterly Reports from Royal Recycling Solutions
Implementing Agents: Office of Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Health & Safety Officer, Panda House (on-campus food service) and Royal Recycling Solutions
Actions to be taken • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
• Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community
 
Goal R4 Recycle estimated 20 tons of cardboard - ONGOING
Timeline January 2009 – December 2012
Goal Summary Objective: Save approximately 500 trees.
Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions
Actions to be taken • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
• Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community
 
Goal R5 Recycle estimated 32 tons of paper - ONGOING
Timeline January 2009 – December 2012
Goal Summary Objective: Save approximately 800 trees.
Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions
Actions to be taken • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
• Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community
 
Goal R6 Recycle estimated one half ton of batteries- ONGOING
Timeline January 2009 – December 2012
Goal Summary Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions
Actions to be taken • Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
• Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community
   
 
Goal R7 Require college food service to implement New York State's Bottled Beverage Recycling Bill
Timeline 2010-2011
Goal Summary Implementing Agents: Panda House; KCC student clubs
Actions to be taken • Food Service currently collects five cent deposit from customers for each beverage container purchased. However, it does not currently accept returns or provide refunds.
• To increase recycling determine best method for the collection of returned bottles.
• Consider the usage of bottle return vending machines and, if acceptable, install machines
• Offer student clubs the opportunity to collect return deposit bottles on campus (only) to utilize refund money collected for student club activities

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