Sustainability @ NTID: News & Updates

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 9:27am

Fantastic video of the cost of our addiction to bottled water in ASL.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 8:34am

You may have noticed that RIT has replaced and relabeled all its recycling bins on campus in accordance with RIT’s new Single Stream recycling policy. This means you can place all recyclable items in one bin! The new and improved labels will let you know what is recyclable. In addition to Single Stream recycling, the most significant change is that ALL plastics #1-7 will be accepted!

RIT recently announced that all Dining Services plastic food containers and flatware are recyclable and can be placed in any Single Stream recycling bin. Please make sure all food has been removed before recycling your container!

If you aren’t sure what is recyclable, check the list below:

Paper - Newspaper, Magazines, Paper Books, Junk Mail, Loose Paper, Gable Top Cartons, Corrugated Cardboard

Plastic - All Plastics #1-7, Milk Jugs, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Containers, Plastic Bags, Plastic Cups  (Remove Caps & Lids)

Metal - Empty Aerosol Cans, Tin Containers, Aluminum Cans, Steel Containers  (No Hazardous Materials)

Glass - All colored Glass, Glass Bottles, Glass Jars  (No Broken Glass)

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 9:33am

Would you take a moment and complete our brief survey about sustainability within NTID?

Your input will help the committee steer forward in enhancing our sustainability efforts on campus.

Survey Link (requires DCE account)

Thank you,

NTID Sustainability Committee

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 1:50pm

There are now two drop-off locations for your used hearing aid and cochlear implant batteries! They are:

  • Hearing Aid Shop (LBJ – Room 3130)
  • Student Life Team (CSD/SDC – Room 1200)

Over time, hearing aid batteries could release toxic chemicals if they accumulate in landfills. Since we have a large deaf and hard-of-hearing population here at NTID, please consider recycling your hearing aid/cochlear implant batteries!

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 10:20am

In January, Dr. Gerry Buckley established the NTID Committee for Sustainable Practices to:

  • Bring together members of our community who share interest, knowledge and/or expertise in our college’s sustainable policies, practices, and physical development.
  • Advise the NTID administration on sustainability matters.
  • Be a conduit for information and represent students, faculty and staff from across NTID who are involved in activities related to sustainability.

Committee members are as follows:  Andy Foster, Chris Campbell, Christopher Knigga, Daniel Millikin, Dominique Lepoutre,  Erwin Smith, James Fugate, Judy Buckley, Kaylee Finton, Laura Braggiotti, Linda Hoke, Matt Dana, Rupert Dubler, and Todd Pagano. 

This committee will help guide NTID and our community as active participants in RIT’s efforts to:

  • Become a sustainable leader in higher education and the local community.
  • Limit energy consumption, carbon emissions and material waste, as well as the ecological impact on the campus grounds and local infrastructure.
  • Become a leader in the development and promotion of sustainable education and technology.
  • Moderate the expenditure of financial, material and energy resources to sustain current and future operations and growth.

We have established this blog to share interesting facts and to communicate our committee’s efforts and accomplishments.

About This Blog

The NTID Committee on Sustainable Practices is committed to promoting a sustainable environment for work and learning at RIT/NTID. We use this blog to share news, information and tips on being "green" with the RIT/NTID community. Learn more here.

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Committee Members

  • Laura J Braggiotti
  • Judy Buckley
  • Chris Campbell
  • Matt Dana
  • Andy Foster 
  • James Fugate
  • Linda L Hoke
  • Christopher Knigga
  • Dominique Lepoutre
  • Daniel P Millikin
  • Erwin J Smith
  • Amy Stornello