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Athens Campus asked to complete Zero Waste survey


November 1, 2015

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with Campus Recycling and the Office of Sustainability, is launching a campus-wide Zero Waste survey on Monday, November 2, 2015.

The survey, which is being sent via email to all Athens campus faculty, staff and students, will help assess recycling patterns and identify ways to improve waste efficiency on campus. Over the past several years, Ohio University has made great strides to increase access to recycling and composting and to find sustainable ways to minimize the OHIO footprint. Most recently, in August, the university moved to a single-stream, mixed recycling process making recycling easier than ever before. 

“This is the first survey of its kind that reaches out to the Athens OHIO community to gauge how the University is doing and find new avenues to expand zero waste opportunities on campus. It is our hope that ideas gathered through the survey will help inform the future of zero waste on campus,” Robin Stewart, senior project manager at the Voinovich School, said.

“In its Sustainability Plan, Ohio University committed to achieve an 80 percent recycling rate by the end of 2016. This survey represents a positive opportunity for all Bobcats, whether staff, students or faculty to help achieve this goal and steer the future of recycling and waste minimization across campus,” Andrew Ladd, OHIO campus recycling and zero waste manager, said.

Results from the survey will be shared in spring 2016.

The survey is made possible with funding from the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation.

Have questions? Want to get involved? Contact zerowaste@ohio.edu or follow on Twitter @OHIOzerowaste.