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May 19
Kate Gibson is named San Mateo County’s Bike Commuter of the Year

May 5
Stanford launches ‘My Cardinal Green’ rewards program for students, faculty, staff

May 5
Report details how to reduce impact of climate change on human health

May 4
Sustainable Stanford Award winners honored
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Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Sustainable Food

Stanford Zone Management

The latest updates on sustainability at Stanford

Give & Go Offers New Life for Unwanted Items

Every year, thousands of students move out of Stanford - but not all unwanted "stuff" will move out with them. Instead of throwing away old clothing, shoes, and household items, donate them to Goodwill from June 8-20! Give & Go makes moving out fast, easy, and sustainable by providing over 100 convenient donation barrels in student residences. Previous years have seen over 90,000 pounds of reusable materials diverted from the landfill thanks to this annual donation campaign. Pledge to donate unwanted items here!
Over 400 People Earning Rewards for Completing Daily Sustainability Actions: Are You One of Them?

In its first weeks, My Cardinal Green is taking off as community members work to reduce their environmental footprint through small but impactful actions. Want to reduce energy and waste in your office, but not sure where to start? Interested in bringing better sustainability practices to your lab? Take the My Cardinal Green survey for a list of actions customized to your lifestyle, and earn up to $75 in rewards for your efforts. Sign up now!
Recycling and Composting Added in Football Team Locker Room

A student-led initiative to implement recycling and composting in the football team locker room was completed this month. The locker room now features ten new bins that will help the 110-person team divert more waste form the landfill. This marks the beginning a larger initiative in the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation to expand recycling and composting throughout all locker rooms on campus.
Know the Facts: Water at Stanford

A new video explores where Stanford's water is sourced from, and why conservation is always important in a drought-prone state like California. Find out about innovations in campus water management, watch the video, and learn more about how you can contribute to conservation  here.
3,200 Students Receive Multi-Recyclers in R&DE Student Housing  

To increase recycling in undergraduate student residences, Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) adopted a new standard for waste bins in student rooms: the multi-recycler. Approximately 3,200 students (about 50% of undergraduates) received these new units this academic year. The multi-recycler system allows residents to sort their landfill and recyclables in their rooms instead of at the waste corral, reducing contamination between paper and plastics, metals and glass streams, and also decreasing landfill waste. R&DE will complete rolling out the multi-recyclers in all undergraduate student rooms by the end of 2017.
2016 Annual Water Quality Report Released

The university’s 2016 Annual Water Quality Report is now available online.  The report provides information about Stanford’s drinking water supply, water quality and the associated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California State Water Resources Control Board regulatory standards.
Sustainability Champion of the Month
Linda Heneghan - Building Manager

Linda Heneghan is the Building Manager at Lorey Lokey Stem Cell Research Building (SMI1), where she works hard to address the unique sustainability challenges presented by high-intensity lab buildings. Linda established a space for styrofoam container reuse, saving researchers from having to purchase new boxes for shipping samples and keeping the material out of the landfill. SIM1 is also one of the few buildings that collects used lab gloves for recycling. Linda’s willingness to try new ideas means that SIM1 is frequently a leader in piloting programs that are subsequently adopted by the rest of the School of Medicine. Currently, SIM1 is testing out new lab equipment energy meters with built-in conservation options, such as setting a schedule to turn equipment off at night to keep energy use and costs down.

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