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How Green Is The Green Terror[1]

  1. 1. How Green Is the Green Terror? By Group 2 (Jennifer, Jasmine, Joe, Zach)`
  2. 2. Ways in Which McDaniel Recycles…. <ul><li>Paper restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling bins placed around campus </li></ul><ul><li>Recyclemania week! </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Day </li></ul><ul><li>New and improved soap and towel dispensers in bathrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-usable bags and items sold in school store and pub </li></ul>
  3. 3. Recycling <ul><li>Paper restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>- each student is restricted to 400 pages per semester at 5 cent a page. </li></ul><ul><li>- this restriction has cut wasteful paper printing in half. </li></ul><ul><li>-before this restriction was implemented, on avg. the college would go through ~ 7 ink cartridges a month. Currently, the same cartridge is still being used. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Additional Ways in Which McDaniel College Recycles… <ul><li>Recycling bins have been placed near ALL residential halls and garbage cans. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-usable grocery bags are sold. </li></ul><ul><li>Only recycled paper is used in printer productions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Random Recycling “Happy Facts” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Recyclemania!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. 7. What is Recyclemania? <ul><li>Recyclemania is a 10-week competition between both colleges and universities to see who can recycle the most. </li></ul><ul><li>The competition ranks schools based on how much they recycle per capita, the total amount in general, the least amount of waste produced, and also the highest recycling rate. </li></ul><ul><li>The competition is meant to help increase awareness about recycling and also promote effective recycling methods. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rules <ul><li>Schools can either compete in an official Competition Division, or a less formal Benchmark division. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools can either have the entire campus involved or only sections (i.e. dorms) participate. </li></ul><ul><li>The Benchmark Division, being less formal, is open to any higher education institution. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rules cont’d. <ul><li>Acceptable Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boxboard / chipboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard and softbound books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Junk mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Paper (all colors) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bottles and cans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 through #7 Plastic (e.g., soda, water, juice, beer, laundry detergent bottles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aluminum cans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glass bottles and jars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steel cans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cardboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baled and unbaled cardboard boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boxboard / chipboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Food Service Organics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre and post-consumer food waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compostable dinnerware, napkins, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trash </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction and demolition waste and medical waste are not included. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unacceptable Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Materials from construction and demolition projects </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial plastics </li></ul><ul><li>Other miscellaneous recyclable items </li></ul><ul><li>Pallets </li></ul><ul><li>Scrap metal </li></ul><ul><li>Scrap wood </li></ul><ul><li>Yard waste </li></ul><ul><li>Food waste </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The competition was started in 2001 between Miami University(Oh) and Ohio University. Since then, many more schools and many more tons of waste have been recycled. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are we doing to help? <ul><li>According to the McDaniel website, the school participated in the Per Capita Classic, which is the original competition that ranks schools based on amount of waste recycled per person. </li></ul><ul><li>The school recycled 26,430 pounds of bottles, cans, paper, and corrugated cardboard. </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of waste comes per capita comes down to about 14.13 pounds per person, ranking McDaniel College 36 th out of 59 schools competing. </li></ul>
  12. 12. But more can be done… <ul><li>While we are a small school and 14.13 pounds per person is pretty good, that number could be higher. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the website as well, McDaniel is currently not registered to compete for the 2009 Recyclemania, this is a good way to get the word out and increase our recycling year in and year out. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What other schools have done
  14. 14. How Environmentally Friendly is your living space!
  15. 15. <ul><li>Many students spend a lot of time in their dorm or in a friends dorm! </li></ul><ul><li>Once you enter the dorm, do you think about how clean the space is your about to spend the next six months in? </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some questions I pose that you may want to get answered? </li></ul><ul><li>Why aren’t the dormitory rooms cleaned by the cleaning staff? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of pesticides, if any are used to prevent pests? When? Are they used universally? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>College dormitory are often ridden with bed bugs and other pests like: rodents, lice and coachroaches, mites, and mold. </li></ul><ul><li>Among these McDaniel has had a problem with 3 out of 4 of these pests including: bed bugs, mice, and coachroaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Dorms like Whitford have had problems with bedbugs and cochroaches, McDaniel Hall is contaminated with mice and other latent problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Bed Bugs and mites make home inside your mattresses and rugs! </li></ul><ul><li>These pesky little pests can and do make for an uncomfortable living situation. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>IT IS THE STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO SANITIZE BEDS BEFORE USING THEM…DO YOU? </li></ul><ul><li>BED BUGS CAN ONLY BE ELIMINATED OR REDUCED THROUGH THE USE OF A GENERAL PURPOSE SPRAY OR INSECTICIDE DUST! </li></ul><ul><li>DID YOU KNOW??? </li></ul><ul><li>McDaniel does not take preventative measures for eliminating these pests. </li></ul><ul><li>Extermination is only implemented upon request, if there is a imminent problem! </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>If you look at the floors there are huge stains on dorm rugs. These unknown spots are breeding grounds for: mites , dander , and other lung irritants. They can also attract unwanted critters such as cochroaches and mice! </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Floors in the dormitory are not cleaned on a regular bases” </li></ul><ul><li>-cleaning staff </li></ul><ul><li>But are they cleaned at all??? Just look for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Many Students have an influx of allergic reactions, sinuses, and asthma due to infestation of our dorm rooms with these pests! </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>To ensure that your not the next blood meal of a mite or a bed bugs. There are several Steps that you can take: </li></ul><ul><li>Wash blankets and sheets in very hot water every two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your thermostat at room temp. or below 70 degrees., certain bugs thrive in warm conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunlight as an alternative light source kills dust mites, as well!! </li></ul><ul><li>Vacuum your carpet: its rids it of dust and dirt that maybe hiding under your carpet! </li></ul><ul><li>Request Carpet cleaner from the maintenance staff! </li></ul><ul><li>This too can help rid the carpet of dander, and improve the quality of air in your dorm! </li></ul><ul><li>Store food properly! For instance dry foods that students typically leave out can be stored in plastic containers! </li></ul><ul><li>This may seem simple: But Clean your room weekly: lysol spray, and pledge can do wonders for your breathing! </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Here we see a toilet seat that is covered with mold, and moss! </li></ul><ul><li>Mold- produces sold spores that circulate in the air, reducing air quality </li></ul><ul><li>This moist toilet pole is a prime breeding ground for mold, and it continues to grow and thrive by whatever means necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Mold can cause: stuffy nose, eye irritation, wheezing, and or skin irritation. </li></ul><ul><li>Mildew is also a huge problem in the bathrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no EPA regulations for indoor mold, mold spores, or airborne mold contaminants. So there is no regulation for McDaniel to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>These contaminants: mildew and mold can be caused by lots of moisture, plumbing leaks and condensation! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Vent showers and other high moisture areas to outside! </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor humility levels should be kept btwn 30-60%, with the use of adequate ventilation. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper insulation can prevent condensation on indoor materials! </li></ul><ul><li>Use lysol and other chlorox derivatives when using the bathroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Always wear shoes!!! I don’t think u want this on your feet! </li></ul>We Have the Resources why aren’t We using Them! <ul><li>The Science building have ventilation systems that circulate every seven seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>These vents suck moisture out of the air, and filtrates out other impurites, to ensure that we are not breathing in contaminated air. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are these ventilation systems not used in the dormitories? </li></ul><ul><li>Without students we have no institutions, so shouldn’t our health be priority on the schools agenda? </li></ul>