Rockhurst University is one of the top learning institutions in the Midwest. But how do they rank in their sustainability efforts? In this interview, Katherine Frohoff, Director of Public Relations at Rockhurst University, discusses opportunities for students to become better recyclers.
1. What are 4 things that students can do right now to become better recyclers?
- Create a system for collecting personal recyclables and getting them in the bins.
- Use the bins correctly – don’t contaminate paper with food, for example.
- Keep sustainability in mind when organizing student events and work with university staff to ensure there are avenues for recycling.
- Think beyond the bin – look at personal consumption habits such as water usage, energy savings and purchasing habits
2. Is there an environmental club where students can become more involved in sustainability initiatives?
We have several avenues – the Green Club, which is all students, the Sustainability Committee, which also involves faculty and staff, and involvement through various channels such as Student Senate and working with our Sodexo food service partner.
3. What do you think Rockhurst University does best in the area of sustainability?
One of the things we do best is to collaborate across our internal constituencies to make positive changes. Just a few of the many areas that are involved in sustainability efforts are Physical Plant, Sodexo food service, Student Senate, Student Development, Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council.
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