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Results Shared from Garbology Project

May 8, 2015

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Anthropology and Biology Clubs in partnership with the CWI Sustainability Committee hosted the second annual Garbology Day on April 23 on the East lawn of the Nampa Campus Academic Building. The objective of Garbology Day is to raise collective consciousness regarding CWI’s current campus recycling program while also promoting sustainable practices and environmental awareness through the theme “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.  Anthropology and Biology Club members sorted through two days of trash collected from the Academic Building and determined not only what could have been recycled, but what students and faculty are consuming on campus.

Results of this work and other CWI campus waste audits are catalogued by the CWI Sustainability Committee and used to create educational materials to inform the CWI community about proper recycling practices and how the carbon footprint of CWI campus operations can be reduced.

View Garbology Day Results