Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Its first year in the national RecycleMania competition, Richland placed 2nd among Texas institutions. Richland competed in the Grand Champion, Per Capita, Gorilla Prize, Paper, Corrugated Cardboard, and Bottles and Cans categories--complete results may be found here.

Richland Recycles - Why?

It's not by chance that Richland has made a strong showing in the 2009 Recycemania competition--thanks to Facilities Services' leadership, Richland has had a robust, growing recycling program for many years. Details are coming to the GREENRichland website soon. For now, have a look at this video and learn why recycling is such an important sustainability activity.

Richland Chosen for Global Warming Project

Rocky Mountain InstituteRichland College has been chosen, as one of only 12 higher education institutions around the country, to participate in the Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) project to Accelerate Campus Climate Change Initiatives. Benefits will include:

  1. Assistance with our climate action plan
  2. An opportunity to generate climate solutions and innovative ideas with peer campuses, RMI, and the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  3. An RMI site visit to our campus on Feb. 10 and 11
  4. Seed funding for implementation of high‐potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions‐reduction projects on our campus

The timing for this award is perfect for Richland, as its first GHG inventory has just been completed and a report submitted to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment organization. With help from RMI, the college will be able to develop a climate plan that reduces its GHG emissions. View the report here and the background data here.

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