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ECS First in Campus Recycling Effort

Sept. 10, 2008

The School of Engineering & Computer Science is proud to announce the addition of 14 new metal recycling bins located throughout the Rogers Engineering & Computer Science Building. The new bins, provided by the University, will be serviced by the Rogers Building housekeeping staff, and expand the recycling effort already in place within the School.

"This is a great partnership," said Pat Hynan, Computer Systems Manager for the School of Engineering & Computer Science. "We have been recycling within the school for close to 10 years now. We are very pleased that we are now able to expand our program and become the first academic building on campus to have these new recycling bins throughout our building."

The new bins are labeled for plastic bottles/aluminum cans and paper products. Having the two, separate containers will help to keep the paper clean should a student dispose of a full drink container. Glass is currently not accepted within the Rogers Building, but a drop off point is located behind the Gobel building.

The School is also working to reduce the power consumed by enabling built-in features on many of the lab computers in Rogers. "We have enabled the monitor sleep function and are evaluating putting the systems to sleep when they are idle for more than 3 hours. This should help reduce the power requirements needed by the school saving resources," added Pat Hynan

More information about Baylor's sustainability programs can be found at http://www.baylor.edu/sustainability/.