Now's the time to scrounge around your office or home for any items you don't use anymore that are itching for a second life. This year, Seattle University's faculty, staff and students are being offered a new (and quite useful) opportunity to celebrate Earth Week. True to the university's abiding commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the SU community and its neighbors are being invited to recycle their stuff-for free-at an event right here on campus! SU is providing this service in partnership with the Seattle-based organization Friendly Earth.
It's easy--here's all you have to do:
- Search your office or home for any recyclable items. (Visit SU Sustainability for a full list of accepted items.)
- Bring your recyclables to SU's recycling yard (between the School of Law Annex and the O'Brien Center for Athletic Administration/1218 E. Cherry) from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Friendly Earth staff will be on site, ready to help you unload any heavy items.
Friendly Earth takes the proceeds from what it collects and donates it back to charities, shelters, schools, and environmental and other organizations in need.
Coordinated by Sustainability Manager Karen Price, the April 18 collection is the first of what's expected to be a recurring event on campus. "One of Seattle University's Climate Action Plan goals is to engage the campus community in our sustainability efforts and collaborate with local organizations," Price says. "This first, annual recycling event in collaboration with Friendly Earth Recycling is one way Seattle U is fulfilling that goal."