Everything You Need to Know About Biking on Campus
The University of Arkansas Office of Sustainability encourages biking on campus. Linden Cheek, Intern for the UA Office of Sustainability and Biological Engineering, wrote an informational blog post about biking on campus and the respectful and safe practices involved in doing so.
Humans of Wellness: Gary Enzor
Do you ever wonder what happens to all of the materials that you throw in recycle bins across campus?
Recycling Coordinator and Solid Waste Manager, Gary Enzor, plays a major role in this process here at the University of Arkansas.
Enzor started working for the U of A in October 1989. At that time, a recycle program was nonexistent. One year later, President Bill Clinton issued a proclamation in November 1990. This unfunded mandate stated that all state agencies would initiate recycle programs. When the U of A custodial services began this program in 1991, Enzor felt inclined to volunteer to help with the opportunity.
During the programs first year, 50 tons of paper and aluminum cans were collected. There was a rather steep learning curve as this program was getting started, but they managed to double those collections to 100 tons the following year. Today, Razorback Recycling has collected over 10,000 tons of paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, and florescent lamps.
Enzor says, "We generate a lot of waste on this campus. I think recycling helps us mentally because we don't feel as guilty about doing all of the jobs we do when we generate so much paper. I think we sleep easier at night knowing we recycle all of that paper and it gets turned back into something we can use again."
Small efforts like throwing a piece of paper into a recycle bin contributes to a much larger picture. As environmental stewards, we must understand the salience of taking care of this campus. The more we know, the more we can contribute to this greater effort.
Recycling is one of the many ways in which you can better serve ourselves and the environment. Wellness is so much more than health. Learn more about wellness and environmental wellness by staying up-to-date with the UARK Wellness Initiative. Give us a follow on Instagram @UARKwellness and continue reading our blog posts on wellness.uark.edu.
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