Eastfield College Becoming a Greener Campus
Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas is addressing way to becoming a greener campus. Terrance Wickman, math professor and adviser of the Green Team, discussed Eastfield’s current and future green projects for this semester during a Green Team meeting on Oct. 16.
The Green Team plans to install 16 water bottle-filling stations. One of the stations on the second floor of C building has already logged more than 9,000 plastic bottles saved.
Eastfield is not only focusing on plastic bottled water, but any type of recyclable material including paper, aluminum cans, ink cartridges, books, newspapers, plastic bottles, trash-scrap metal and cardboard. From the amount of containers, their size, and the number of pickups per week, Wickman estimates the college will recycle more than 1 million pounds of material by the end of 2013.
Wickman is pushing the idea to go one step further than the success they have had in recycling. He promotes reusing your bottle rather than tossing it. Even better, purchase a reusable water bottle you can fill up at one of the 16 filling stations around the campus.