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Date: Jan 25, 2010
Hofstra launches pilot on-site recycling program
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University is launching several new environmental initiatives for the Spring 2010 semester, including on-site recycling stations at Netherlands Hall.
Beginning today, the pilot program will allow students to pre-sort glass, cans, plastics and white paper for recycling. The pre-sort recycling stations, located in Netherlands Café, complement Hofstra's existing recycling program, in which the University's private hauler, Jamaica Ash, separates all paper, cardboard, plastic, metals and other recyclables from the general waste stream at their Westbury sorting facility. The new recycling program, while based at Netherlands Café, is open to anyone who brings their recyclables to the pre-sorting stations.
Besides the recycling pilot, the University also has installed hydration stations in the Netherlands Café and the main dining room at the Student Center, so that students, faculty and staff can refill water bottles.
The new programs and facilities are part of Hofstra University's continued commitment to sustainable ecological practices. Other initiatives include a 2.3 megawatt cogeneration plant that produces a quarter of the electricity used on campus, a battery recycling program, occupancy sensors in some dorms that automatically turn down heat or air conditioning when a room is empty, and a ‘plate first' policy in dining halls, in which students are encouraged to use china plates, rather than disposable plates.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students' interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.