Members of the Environmental Club at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.
learned that fewer than 75 bags were
really garbage. The remainder was
either recyclable material, which was
sent for processing, or food—200
pounds of it—which was collected
and fed to chickens. Students found
more than 3,000 recyclable beverage
containers, more than 7,000 disposable
plastic or paper items that could not be
recycled, and more than 10,000 pieces
of recyclable paper.
Former student and Phi Theta
Kappa member Kevin Keleher says the
exercise demonstrated the negative
improve campus sustainability. The
movement bridges generations and
shows no signs of letting up.
Clean It Up
Administrators on the Red Mountain
campus at Mesa Community College
(MCC) in Mesa, Ariz., show their
commitment to large environmental
projects each fall. That’s when 24 hours’
worth of collected garbage is ceremoni-
ously dumped in the center of campus
to be sorted and counted by students
and community volunteers.