Life Hacks

What you didn’t know you didn’t know was what we brought to you. From how to iron without using an iron and recipes for cooking in a mug to bullet-journaling and how to save a textbook, there were a number of skills and hacks presented for the benefit of everyone. There were also numerous ways…

Ice Cream Compost Buckets

Every suite either has or will be given a gallon ice cream bucket personalized individually that can be used to hold items for compost so that you can take it all out with the trash. Not only will these give more convenience, but they are recycling themselves, or rather upcycling

Travel Mugs

On the wing you will see travel mugs made with fun paper and different, real, paper sleeves that can be found in most places that sells hot beverages. It only took a semester and a summer, but I eventually collected 17 different types/printed coffee sleeves. The great thing about these sleeves is that they are…

Recyclemania Waste Audit

Hey all, I just wanted to let you all know about the building waste audit that happened tonight. Some students from the Sustainability office came to Southwest. We went through two recycling bags and found that 16.7% of the contents of those bags were actually trash. We also went through 3 trash bags and found…

Paper Drive

I would like to extend a huge Thanks to any of you that contributed to the SWH collection for the paper drive. We collected over 120 pounds of paper and brought it to the PSC for the contest this week. 🙂

Recycling Pledge

Hello everyone, I just wanted to draw everyone’s attention to the RecycleMania pledge that is available online right now. I encourage all of you to sign it to show your commitment to recycle more this semester. You can find the pledge at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/sustainability/recycling-pledge

Composting Program 

 Hey all, I just wanted to let you all know about the composting program that has come to Southwest Hall for this semester. There are 2 green composting buckets in the kitchen on the 1st floor. Many different items are compostable including fruits, vegetables, meat, and paper products. I encourage you all to participate in…

Recycling 101

Hey friends, I just wanted to tell you all about the new bulletin board in the elevator bay. It just shows some things that are recyclable and some things that are not. You could consult it before you contribute recyclables to our “Recycling Tuesdays” in the future.   

Recycling Tuesday

Hey friends, thank you all for participating in our recycling program today. I hope we will be able to do this every week to increase the rates of recycling on our wing.