Office of Sustainability
On campus recycling paused
Dear UAF community,
Due to the spread, and uncertainty, of the coronavirus COVID-19 we have temporarily paused recycling on campus. Our student recyclers are vulnerable to exposure; they sort items placed in bins and are touching and working with used, open containers throughout the workday. They also cover large portions of campus multiple times per week when they do pickups.
All items collected so far are still being sorted and recycled.
Once we are advised that it is safe for recyclers to continue their job, we will let the campus community know and restart right away. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but must err on the side of caution.
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The UAF Office of Sustainability is a student-funded, student-driven effort to make UAF a model for the Circumpolar North and beyond by incorporating sustainability into curriculum, operations, campus life and the greater community. Our vision is to see UAF inspire Alaska’s diverse communities with leadership in environmental stewardship, energy and resource management, social justice and fiscal responsibility, allowing us to thrive now and be resilient in the face of a changing future.
Check back soon for detailed info about:
- UAF Recycling
- Green Bikes
- Nanook Grown
- The UAF FreeStore
- Sustainability projects
- The RISE Board
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