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  • Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    the six year old Office of Sustainability Shred A Thon 2014 Two trucks of shredded paper and 6 tons 12 518 lbs of collected e waste made the Shred A Thon an absolute success A big thanks to all community members who recycled responsibly and we look forward to seeing you at the next event Flatware Reusable or Disposable Ditch the plastic spoon Freddy tells all Connect with Sustainability Twitter

    Original URL path: http://sustainability.uchicago.edu/ (2014-11-27)
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  • Contact Us | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    more sustainable campus with you Let us know how we can help You can reach us here 5235 S Harper Court Suite 1000 Chicago Ill 60637 773 702 7292 OfficeofSustainability uchicago edu For specific requests feel free to contact Alicia Murasaki Assistant Vice President Campus Design Sustainability amurasaki uchicago edu 5235 S Harper Court Suite 1200 Chicago Ill 60615 773 834 8366 Mike Stopka Director of Sustainability mstopka uchicago edu

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  • About Us | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    sustainability work is best understood in the context of its history and an ethos that imbues the campus and surrounding communities with a sense of place and culture Green space urban neighborhoods a Great Lake and small local businesses inform the focus and urgency of our program As we seek to apply the University s tradition of rigorous inquiry to the complex issues of sustainability the results have implications far

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  • Campus Resources | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    Archive Ask Freddy Archives Sixth annual Earth Fest spotlights local food Bike Commuter Challenge Flatware Reusable or Disposable Shred A Thon 2014 Mike Stopka joins Facilities Services as director of sustainability unit Recycles Bike Share Recycles Winter Hibernation Related Courses Campus Resources We ve compiled some resources to help you make more sustainable choices including everything from what to do with your old electronics to the alternative transportation options in

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  • Get Involved | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    many ways to get involved with sustainability efforts on campus Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student faculty or staff member your actions can make a difference Look for ways to make sustainable actions a part of your daily routine such as recycling drinking from a reusable bottle or mug shutting off lights shortening showers printing double sided and using eco friendly products Join the Sustainability Council become a

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  • Research & Partnerships | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    Education convened in 2009 and serves as a critical venue for sustainability staff in this relatively young field Click to read the 2013 CNSHE Local and Sustainable Food Report The University is committed to broadening scientific understanding and advancing dialogue about sustainability issues through partnerships with higher education and nonprofit and community based organizations As one of the world s leading research institutions the University of Chicago is deeply engaged in pioneering research and interdisciplinary studies to help ensure a more sustainable future These are some of the partners we are working with to bring sustainable policies and practices to the University campus and surrounding neighborhoods Our partnerships have resulted in a lot of great work We are currently working with The Environment Agriculture and Food Working Group to quantify the environmental and economic benefits of local food specifically looking at the scale of production needed to obtain and maintain economic benefits while minimizing fossil fuel use for production and distribution Learn more about their research here Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center that works alongside experts from industry academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy environment technology and national security CIM EARTH is a collaborative multi institutional project to design a large scale integrated modeling framework as a tool for decision makers in climate and energy policy The Environment Agriculture and Food Working Group is a scholarly working group focused on topics related to environment agriculture and food in the Chicago metropolitan region and beyond Leadership in Sustainability Management Certificate Program in the Graham School of Continuint Liberal and Professional Studies is built on the University of Chicago Graham School s tradition of liberal education applied to our most pressing modern challenges It brings together University faculty with

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  • Recycles Winter Hibernation | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    Shred A Thon 2014 Mike Stopka joins Facilities Services as director of sustainability unit Recycles Bike Share Recycles Winter Hibernation Related Courses Recycles Hibernation It s not quite official but every Chicagoan realizes that winter is upon us By now you re donning your winter coat bundling up and strategically spending as little time in the frigid temperatures as possible As much as we want you to keep exploring this winter we also worry about your safety In order to keep the campus community safe and sound and prevent any wipeouts or icy accidents we re closing down Recycles for the winter As of Dec 1 the Recycles fleet will hibernate for the winter The bikes will reappear when the weather outside is less frightful and more bike delightful What if I m determined to bike in the winter That s great You are a brave soul If you don t own a bike consider using Divvy bikes And as always safety first consider these tips from your friends at Blackstone And this spring Look out for Recycles updates on Facebook Twitter We ll be keeping you posted on the program through social media We ll send up a flare

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  • Shred-A-Thon 2014 | Sustainability at The University of Chicago
    with Fourth Ward Ald William Burns and Midway Movers to encourage residents to recycle electronic items and shred and recycle documents With two trucks of shredded paper and 6 tons 12 518 lbs of collected e waste the Shred A Thon was an absolute success A big thanks to all community members who recycled responsibly and we look forward to seeing you at the next event Held on July 19 at Kenwood Academy Shred a Thon allowed participants a safe and secure way to destroy unneeded paper documents and responsibly dispose of electronic gadgets Midway Movers offered an environmentally friendly approach to document disposal while the UChicago Office of Sustainability collected old computers and various electronic appliances Ald Burns hosted the community s first Shred a Thon event in autumn 2011 with a goal to encourage reuse and recycling in the Fourth Ward community In 2013 the e waste recycling component was added to the event Starting this year Ald Burns decided to rotate the program to different sections of the community to ensure all Fourth Ward residents have access to this community resource Participation has grown every year as more become aware of the program In fact staffers in

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