Zero Waste Finals – Fall 2017

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Help the Library to Aim High

Zero Waste Finals at the AAC are November 13th through 17th and we’re aiming to achieve a high diversion rate!  What does that mean?  It means that the library is hoping to divert as much as possible of the building’s compostable and recyclable waste from the landfill.  Will you help us achieve our goal?

Questions about Zero Waste Finals?

If you are unsure about where to put your trash, or want to know more about composting and recycling, an information table will be staffed by volunteers to answer your questions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (11/13, 15, 17) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday (11/14,16) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Look for us at the table on the main level, next to the Front Porch Café and across from the Lending Desk.  We’ll also have a panel with examples of common compostable, recyclable, and landfill items located next to the information table.


What about that Coffee Cup?

Good news! If you bought your coffee at the Front Porch Café, Beans, or another Sodexo venue (or if the cup says compostable or has the BPI compost logo), then you can compost your coffee cup in the green compost bins. Unfortunately, if your coffee is from Starbucks, Kaladi, Einsteins, or does not say compostable, then the cup is landfill due to its liner. Not all is lost–you can still recycle the lid and deposit the cardboard sleeve in either a recycling or compost container.




Want to know more about Climate Change?

If you are interested in learning more about the effects of climate change, check out the following resources:


Skeptical Science provides the basics of climate change science as well as rebuttals to

some of the most common myths perpetuated by climate change deniers.



Climate Central is a credible source of climate change news and analysis, as well as

a range of videos, graphics, and mapping tools that visualize local impacts like heat,

extreme weather, and sea-level rise.



The IPCC is a group of hundreds of scientists and advisers representing 195 nations

that regularly surveys the research on climate change happening around the

globe, distilling the verdict of the planet’s leading climate scientists in a series of

authoritative assessment reports to help guide policymakers. The reports are available

through the organization’s portal.



The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate website

consolidates US climate trends, data, climate change news, as well as teaching aids

and tools to help explain the issues clearly and effectively.



NASA’s Global Climate Change page is a one-stop resource not only for climate

change science information, but also a variety of other climate-related multimedia

data and mapping resources.

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