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Volume 11 Number 11, November 2008

Sustainability

Switching to InfoShred Gives Beneficial Rate and Boosts Recycling

Switch your office from your current shredding service to InfoShred and you will be rewarded financially and environmentally. By making the switch, you can receive a large discount for shredding services. Moreover, you will be ensuring that all of the paper that you shred with InfoShred is counted toward Yale’s recycling goals.

Contact Lisa Starr-Werkheiser, InfoShred’s customer service representative, at 1-888-800-1552, ext. 113. Lisa will schedule a review of your account and service set up. If you are currently using ShredIt, InfoShred will handle the cancellation on your behalf.

Switching to InfoShred also helps Yale move towards its sustainability goals. Unlike other shredding services, InfoShred will provide Yale with weights for all paper that is shredded (and recycled) through its programs. When you switch to InfoShred you ensure that your shredding and recycling efforts are counted.

Free Office Supplies from Yale Recycling

Yale Recycling continues to collect office supplies and make these available to other Yale offices, as well as the New Haven area community. If you are interested in any of the following used items please contact Yale Recycling at recycling@yale.edu or by calling 432-6852.

  • Over 100 binders, 3-ring, 1”, 2”, 3” and even larger widths
  • Many desktop vertical file organizers
  • Over 100 file folders
  • Four toner cartridges for Pitney Bowes copiers models C400 or C550
  • Pitney Bowes photoreceptive drum (for photocopier)
  • A number of trash bins, 28 quart, various colors (good for break rooms)
  • Dehumidifier
  • Paper shredder
  • Dictionary

Organizations Recognize Yale for Sustainable Efforts


Yale has been recognized by several organizations for its efforts at reducing its environmental impact and promoting the tenets of sustainability.

The Sierra Club, a leading environmental advocacy group, gave Yale an honorable mention in a recent roundup of schools, while college guide publishers Kaplan and The Princeton Review each put the University on shortlists of environmentally friendly colleges. The three citations continue Yale's tradition of outside recognition for its sustainability efforts.

The recognitions are indicative of both Yale's institutional commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and its role as an innovator in sustainable practices, offered Julie Newman, director of the Office of Sustainability.

"We play a unique role among universities as a facilitator," Newman said. "Sustainability is being recognized and embraced at all levels of the institution."

The Sierra Club and The Princeton Review pointed out Yale's aggressive targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as its efforts to construct low-impact buildings. The University pledged in 2005 to reduce its emissions to 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. In addition, many of Yale's largest building projects in recent years – including the Malone Engineering Center, Sculpture Building and the Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building – have attained LEED ratings. Kroon Hall, the future home of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, is expected to achieve a LEED Platinum rating once construction is completed.

Kaplan recommended Yale as one of 25 colleges whose culture, curriculum and campus are green-friendly.

Yale's strong performance in such evaluations serves as a reminder that the University and its personnel must continue to set and achieve ambitious goals to increase campus sustainability and awareness of environmental issues, Newman said.