Making a Difference
Here at La Salle University, we encourage the use of our recycling program and stress “going green.” We strive to be environment-friendly and to improve on our current practices.
As we start each new project, we keep in mind the environment and thus, whenever possible, purchase products made of 100% recycled materials. We also implement new products that not only enhance our campus but also improve on the environment, such as low-water consumption toilets or urinals, occupancy sensors, and state-of-the art lighting.
We have also fitted out our newest building, Holroyd Hall, with a “Green Roof,” which covers over 8,000 square feet of its surface.
Did You Know?
- If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year.
- Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
- On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.
(Source: A Recycling Revolution)