What is Marist College Doing?
Campus sustainable initiatives:
- relamping of campus with energy efficient LED bulbs
- computer and electronics recycling
- water efficient shower heads in college residence facilities
- campus toilets designed for low consumption of water
- campus construction utilizes super insulation for heating and cooling
- heat recovery units used in campus facilities
- energy efficient boilers
- energy efficient appliances in residence kitchen facilities and laundry facilities
- installation of green roofs on selected campus buildings
- purchase of local and regional food and non-food items for dining services(within 150 mile radius)
- use of fair trade certified coffee in campus dining services
- use of eco-friendly, compostable to go containers in campus dining services
- reusable beverage mug program at campus retail food locations
- use of unbleached napkins in campus dining facilities
- composting of food waste at campus main dining hall
- printer cartridge , copier toner tubes and cell phone recycling
- cardboard collection for new students on opening day move-in
- clothing, shoe and food collection at end of year residence move-out
- recycling of mattresses from residence facilities
- use of Ice-B-Gone, a low calcium chloride salt solution for roads which results in lower salt application rates with less impact to the environment
- computer equipment purchases utilizing RESTORE mushroom packaging, a compostable mix of mushroom mycellium (roots) and agricultural waste (corn stalks)
- in 2017, the college received a NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) incentive award for energy efficiency projects in the North Campus Housing residential project
The College has a recycling program with FUNDING FACTORY to recycle printer cartridges and cellphones. Funds generated through this recycling effort are used for Student Appreciation Day and Marist Fun Day. Laser printer toner and ink jet printer cartridges can be brought to the Digital Publications Center. Cellphones can be brought to the Help Desk. Both of these offices are located in Donnelly Hall.
Recycle Your Computer's Energy
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to recycle their computer's energy and be part of the biggest philanthropic grid computing venture in the world. Marist signed on as the principal partner to IBM's World Community Grid in fall 2004. Since then, Marist has paved the way for schools and businesses alike to take the initiative and partner with this revolutionary program.
Here's how it works -World Community Grid is a global humanitarian effort that brings together the collective power of millions of individual PCs and business computers to address the world's most urgent challenges using grid computing technology. There are an estimated 650 million PCs in the world.