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Student Affairs Green Initiatives

Adelphi University is always striving to make campus activities and services more environmentally friendly. Below are some of the recent initiatives implemented by Student Affairs.

If you have ideas for how AU can excel at Going Green, please email


Green Man and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Green Man with
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Green Man and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Green Man with
Sigma Delta Tau Sorority

Green Man on Campus
Green Man was spotted around campus on Thursday, October 20, 2011, taking pictures with environmentally conscious fans.  His presence reminds everyone to "Go Green" through everyday actions to reduce, reuse recycle—and rethink what we do.

Beach Cleanup
Students from Environmental Action Coalition, Green Hall Council and Circle K helped with the Town of Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup on September 17, 2011.

Student program
Alpha Kappa Alpha incorporated their sorority colors during “Think Pink - Go Green!”— a program giving attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month, while discussing the ways students can reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink everyday practices.

Bottle Filling Stations
Refill your water bottle, saving the earth while saving you money.  Cool, filtered water stations are located in the Center for Recreation and Sports near the main basketball court, in AU PAC outside the dance studio and in the UC Cafeteria to the left as you enter the main door the station refills bottles.  Plus, a reader counts the number of bottles saved from landfills and the waste stream. Coming soon will be another station in the weight room of Woodruff Hall.  Send suggestions for other locations around campus where a bottle filling station would be helpful. 
Recycling Site Visit
During the fall semester, students will visit the University's carting company to learn about the recycling process and how separating at source works!  Paper, cardboard, batteries, plastic bottles, soda bottles and cans are just some of the products Adelphi recycles.  

Light Bulb Exchange
Sunday, October 23, 2011, during the 7:00 p.m. “Dancin' in the Dark Lights Out" program, resident students can exchange one incandescent bulb for a CFL bulb. These energy saving bulbs reduce the electrical consumption and last longer to reduce waste. (Commuter and resident students are welcome to attend the Lights Out Program outside Chapman Hall.) 

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Towards the end of the semester, Circle K will again hold the “Better World Book Drive” to recycle all books.  Watch for student-led drives to recycle clothing while donating to a good cause.

For a comprehensive overview of the green initiatives in place at AU, read the Facilities Management Newsletter.

This page was last modified on October 21, 2011.

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