Americans generate millions of tons of trash every year in the form of packaging, bottles, boxes, cans, magazines, appliances, furniture, clothing, and much more. (.) The College has because of their mission to support the environment.
Through single-stream recycling, Albertus and our on-campus partners, the Falcon Campus Store and Dining Services, are able to divert recyclable materials from bulk waste such as:
国产偷拍视频The College is pleased to announce a partnership with Shred-it. We have two secured blue bins on campus: one in Campus Center Mail Room and one in Aquinas Hall Mail Room. Both are for everyone’s use. After the paper has been securely shredded, the confetti-sized pieces are bundled and recycled into paper products.
国产偷拍视频Albertus discourages the use of plastic water bottles by offering refill stations in Aquinas Hall, Rosary Hall, and the Athletic Center to refill water bottles. Keep an eye out for more water filing stations as they pop up around campus.
Follette who partners with Albertus to operate the Falcon Campus Store supports sustainability and greening efforts. Here are just a few things they do:
Albertus’ partner Chartwells is dedicated to sustainability and the environment.
国产偷拍视频In 2014 Albertus’ dining service introduced tray-less program reducing food waste by 30%.
国产偷拍视频Dining Services recycle metal, plastic and cardboard. Food waste will be composted on campus as part of the academic community garden project.
Some efforts of the dining services include:
Energy efficiency efforts at Albertus have been ongoing for several years. In the Fall of 2016, we began an in-depth energy audit with our local partners Globele Energy and The United Illuminating Company. The energy audit will allow the College to target buildings and areas that have the highest energy use. The goal is to reduce the amount of energy used by installing Solar panels, LED lights, improving heating and cooling systems and adding high efficiency controls.
国产偷拍视频LED lighting replacement projects have already started around Campus. Dominican Hall was the first building and know has LED lighting in resident rooms and hallways. Aquinas Hall has LED lighting in all the hallways, stairwells and elevators. Exterior lighting is changed over the LED lights as fixtures/bulbs need to be replaced.
Solar panels were installed in Fall 2017. During the previous year, the College worked with local partners to design and install roof top solar panels on all the buildings located on lower Campus, as well as solar parking canopies in the tier parking lot.
国产偷拍视频Natural gas is the primary heating and hot water source for Albertus. Over the past ten years, the College has been making the switch from oil to natural gas. Natural gas emissions are much lower than oil, producing 50 to 60 percent less carbon dioxide.
国产偷拍视频In the fall of 2016, Albertus partnered with Walden Hill, a New England focused company located in Union, CT to collect acorns from all around Campus. Albertus is happy to partner with Walden Hill and help support their mission for a better social, economic, and environmental landscape for the region. The acorns high in healthy omega-3 fats are used to feed their heritage breed pigs.
The Academic Community Garden began in Fall 2017. This new garden space located between Sienna Hall and Sansbury Hall offers hands-on experience to students, faculty, and staff to learn about gardening, sustainability, and environmental issues.
Throughout the entire Campus, you will find gardens filled with beautiful perennial plants and outdoor spaces to gather with friends or just relax and contemplate. The College continues to work to improve these areas for the Albertus Community.
Good housekeeping is very important to all of us - but so is the environment. At least 50% of the cleaning products used on campus are green products.
国产偷拍视频You will notice most restrooms on Campus do not have paper towels. That’s because we installed hand dryers to help reduce waste.