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Go Green at the Blue and Gold!

Welcome back! As you get settled in and prepare to start the academic year, why not consider adding a little green to your life here at the blue and gold? The Office of Sustainability has created a guide to provide you with ideas and resources for doing just that. Inside you will find green living tips, sustainability program details and information about both on and off campus businesses and programs.

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The UAF Sustainability Plan and 2015 Annual Report are online and available for download!

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Plastics Recycling

UAF is no longer to accept plastics for recycling at this time. K & K Recycling, the company that processes recycling for UAF, has stopped accepting plastic. The company has stated that they cannot handle the volume of plastics recycling produced in the Fairbanks area.

Until a solution can be found there is an option for those that wish to recycle some plastics. The Fairbanks Rescue Mission has a limited plastic recycling program and can accept No. 1 and No. 2 plastics that have been cleaned. No. 1 and No. 2 plastics include soda/water bottles, milk jugs, some juice containers and laundry detergent bottles.
Here at UAF we are still able to accept aluminum, glass, cardboard, paper and tin. Plastic bins are being pulled across campus; please do not place your plastics in other bins! Plastic bins that are part of all-in-one units are still in place and the contents are being weighed for tracking only. These bins are labeled with signage explaining the situation. We hope to have a solution soon. Thank you!

UAF Adopts its first Sustainability Plan (SP)

UAF has developed its first ever Sustainability Plan (SP). The SP outlines a detailed path for sustainability goals, strategies, action steps, and ways to measure progress across a variety of topic areas. To find out more go to the Sustainailbity Plan page and view the complete plan.

Give Green!

Interested in donating to the Sustainability Fund? Click Here to visit our page.


UAF is Listed as One of the Top 50 Greenest Universities in America!

Read the article here.

R.I.S.E. Board now accepting applications for student representatives. Apply now to have a voice in how your $20 / semester sustainability fee is spent!

Are you interested in growing your own food, but don't have the space? Do you want to have a garden of your own, but need a little guidance to get started? Check out the UAF Campus Community Garden!

Don't forget to take the Sustainability Pledge!


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