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04/09/2014

Winthrop Honored with the Top Award From Carolina Recycling Association

Quick Facts

 The Outstanding College or University Program Award honors a program that promotes sustainable resource use through waste reduction, reuse and recycling on a college campus.
 Accepting the award for Winthrop was Chris Johnson ’99, sustainability coordinator. This is another acknowledgement of the university’s commitment to sustainability.

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Chris Johnson, right, accepts Winthrop's award
from Carolina Recycling Association President
Patrick Darrow.
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University was honored with the Outstanding College or University Program Award by the Carolina Recycling Association during its April 2 annual conference and trade show in Asheville, N.C.

The Outstanding College or University Program Award honors a program that promotes sustainable resource use through waste reduction, reuse and recycling on a college campus. Accepting the award for Winthrop was Chris Johnson ’99, sustainability coordinator.

This is another acknowledgement of the university’s commitment to sustainability. In addition, Winthrop was featured in the 2013 Princeton Review’s Green Guide to 322 Green Colleges.

The university provides:

Centralized waste and recycling stations in residence halls and academic buildings and as of this year, centralized outdoor containers.
Educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff about recycling including a mini-waste audit of the campus’ largest residence halls which was conducted during the university’s Earth Hour on Oct. 23. This audit was conducted by a student environmental group, ECO, and was the fourth mini-audit since April 2012.
Tables at the freshman Orientation fair, Convocation Fair, Involvement Fair, Volunteer Fair and Wellness Fair where recycling and sustainability is shown to directly impact the health of the campus, as well as individuals.

The Carolina Recycling Association is a non-profit organization serving the public and private recycling industry in order to advance waste reduction and recycling in North and South Carolina.

For information contact Amanda Cutshaw at 828/649-2311.

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