Sustainability at USM


The University's replacement of showerheads in Residence Halls and Athletic Facilities was included in a post by the Sustainable Endowment Institute for World Water Day on various inexpensive and effective water conservation projects on campuses.
University of Southern Maine wins 2013 Eco-Excellence Award for Tiny Trash
University of Southern Maine Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs Tyler Kidder and Resource Recovery Supervisor Steve Sweeney were chosen to receive the 2013 Community eco-Excellence Award for Gorham and, then, went on to win the Grand Award as best from 22 communities.
2013 RecycleMania Competition at University of Southern Maine
Sunday February 3 kicked off RecycleMania 2013, the annual national recycling contest for colleges and Universities. Between now and March 23rd we need YOUR help to boost USM to new, greater levels of recycling.
Of waste collected at the 2012 Opening Breakfast, 75% of it was recycled
USM received 40 portable waste bins for use at special events around the Portland and Gorham campuses. Used at the Opening Breakfast in 2012, the bins reduced set-up time and, along with clear signage, increased the rate of waste that was recycled dramatically.
Used coffee grounds will benefit lawns and gardens at Univ of Southern Maine
USM has a new recycling program that diverts used coffee grounds generated on campus from the trash to the landscape. An estimated nine tons of grounds will be saved from the trash each year!
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