0855330 Dishes for Earth


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0855330 Dishes for Earth

  1. 2. <ul><li>Dishes for Earth allows McMaster students and staff on campus to reduce waste while eating! </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of using take-out containers offered at most on campus eateries they can take re-usable dishes/cutlery anywhere on campus and then deposit them into specified bins which are located throughout the campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Bins are then collected and dishes/cutlery washed and ready for re-use. </li></ul>2 If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age 1
  2. 3. <ul><li>Taking care of the environment is extraordinarily important. </li></ul><ul><li>Dishes for Earth is an innovative program which strives to decrease waste so the McMaster community can do their part to protect the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The program works on the honor system- students, faculty and staff are trusted to return dishes/cutlery taken from the eateries to the correct bins. </li></ul><ul><li>It is in collaboration with MacGreen (McMaster’s Environmental Club) </li></ul><ul><li>Bins with clear labels will be conveniently located throughout campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers from MacGreen as well as from Dishes for Earth will work in shifts to return dishes/cutlery to the appropriate eatery for cleaning and re-stocking. </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure dishes/cutlery are being returned properly there will be a bi-weekly check of eateries inventory. </li></ul>
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  4. 5. <ul><li>Volunteers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The program will be run by dedicated volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications for volunteers will be provided during clubfest, at the MacGreen office, or by contacting Dishes for Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bi-weekly inventory check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on demand, bins will be cleared a minimum of once a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory of dishes/cutlery will be taken at the beginning of each semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers will check the approximate inventory every other week for theft prevention and to ensure the program is successful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bin Locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All Residence Common Rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside each eatery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main lobby of each academic building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other locations as needed </li></ul></ul>6
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  6. 7. LEGEND Total Non-Residential Residential 7 Waste Disposal in Canada, 2004, 2006
  7. 8. <ul><ul><li>The Problem: Styrofoam and other take-out containers from McMaster eateries are a popular and inexpensive options for students, faculty and staff. However they are not recyclable and create a significant amount of unnecessary waste and litter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dishes for Earth Solution: By allowing dishes/cutlery from all eateries to be taken out, McMaster will reduce the cost of using disposable containers, and more importantly reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste created by the McMaster community. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Quote: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.quotegarden.com/environment.html ~Jacques Barzun, The House of Intellect, 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/__shared/assets/McMasterCampusPhoto7874.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.msu.mcmaster.ca/macgreen/IM000379.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/bala/mcmaster.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://buzzville.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/dishes.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aggregatepros.com/images/Waste-hierarchy.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Waste_hierarchy.svg/550px-Waste_hierarchy.svg.png </li></ul><ul><li>http: //foodonthebrain .files. wordpress .com/2007/10/dirty-dishes.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics From: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/envir25a.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Title Fonts: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cool-fonts.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5938771/2/istockphoto_5938771-ornamental-detail.jpg </li></ul>7