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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.

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Water Bottle Filling Stations
Refill your water bottle, saving the earth while saving you money.  Cool, filtered water stations are located in many areas of campus.

» View filling locations on the Where’s the Water Map (PDF)

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

Recycling Site Visit
Students visited 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
During a “Dancin' in the Dark Lights Out" program, resident students were able to exchange an incandescent bulb for a CFL bulb. These energy saving bulbs reduce the electrical consumption and last longer to reduce waste. (Commuter and resident students attended the Lights Out Program outside Chapman Hall.) 

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
The Green Man was spotted around campus 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.

Greek Support
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.
Book Recycling
Circle K will held a “Better World Book Drive” to recycle all books.  Watch for student-led drives to recycle clothing while donating to a good cause.

This page was last modified on July 10, 2015.

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