Whether it’s a plastic boba cup after a late-night craving or a paper Coupa coffee container, students on campus frequently discard their recyclable or compostable items in the landfill.
In its third meeting of the year, the Faculty Senate was presented information on Stanford’s sustainability plans — particularly those focused on emissions and recycling — and discussed the future of lecturers on campus.
Students for a Sustainable Stanford has decided to take action to reign in campus’s Solo cup habit.
In November 2016, Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS) started the environmental blog Voices from the Tree to promote eco-consciousness on campus. The blog addresses both local issues such as campus food waste and energy use as well as global ones such as environmental housing justice and climate change.
This month, Stanford has joined more than 450 other universities nationwide in RecycleMania, an initiative that promotes student awareness about the ecological impact of individual and collective actions.
R&DE hopes to eradicate red Solo cups from 10 other row houses this year.
The third annual “Keys to Sustainability” fair took place last Friday, bringing together student groups, academic departments and institutes focused on sustainability.