The Campus Dining Advisory committee will be hosting the ‘Food for Thought’ open forum in which students can provide feedback and ideas regarding campus dining. The forum will be held on April 19 from 6:10-7 p.m. inside the University Union. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about campus dining directly to the […]
Students create sustainability training for incoming freshmen for fall
A group of Cal Poly students led by graphic communication junior Annika Furr are creating a virtual training program called “Refuse, Reduce, Recycle” for incoming freshmen to educate them on personal sustainability practices.
How ‘wishcycling’ can do more harm than good
Black or blue. That is the choice that most Americans have when they throw something away, or recycle. Yet, knowing the correct choice of which to pick is not always simple as plastics in the blue bin and waste in the trash. With nowhere to ship recycling now that China has stopped accepting recycling boats […]
In two years, Cal Poly will be required to compost. A new program is attempting to help
Approximately 20 percent of the trash Cal Poly sends to landfill is food waste. In an audit of trash from Poly Canyon Village, the heaviest weight came from half-eaten burritos and pasta jars half full of sauce. A new composting program on campus is attempting to change that. When food is composted, it can be […]
Students want to bring boxed water to Cal Poly, but recycling cartons on campus is a no-go
Six Cal Poly students are collaborating with eco-friendly bottled water company JUST WATER to reduce plastic waste by replacing all plastic water bottles on campus with boxed water. Agricultural business freshman Cassondra Richardson reached out to Youth Program Lead of JUST WATER Jackson Hinkle, who was also her former AP environmental science classmate at San […]
Students and faculty fail to keep up with Cal Poly’s 2020 Zero Waste goal; facilities keep campus on track
Cold Canyon Processing Facility Manager John Ryan said the recycling contamination rate from Cal Poly is the highest in the county at 32 percent.
Composting on campus
New compost programs are being implemented around campus.
Digging up the truth about recycling
For some Cal Poly students, watching someone drop a recyclable water bottle into the black trash bin instead of the clearly labeled blue recycle bin is as painful as watching someone get a needle in the eye.
Shell Beach garbage gets a makeover
On Friday night, Shell Beach community members revealed their “ARTcans,” a set of 12 painted trash and recycling cans along Shell Beach Road.