Baylor College of Medicine's Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program celebrated its eighth anniversary in July. Even as the program has matured, the focus on sustainable practices over the past year has produced significant gains on every front.
We attribute these recycled material gains and energy savings to the College community’s conservation awareness and to the volunteers who help our program run smoothly.
During 2016, the Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program together with the Baylor community, recycled and conserved more resources than ever before. Stay tuned for a complete updated list - here are the numbers so far:
- Recycled 15.62 tons of plastics #1, #2 and #5
- Recycled 79 tons of metal & aluminum
- Recycled 268 tons of paper and cardboard.
Volunteers are the key to Baylor's Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program’s success. The recycling and sustainability program would not exist without their help. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Gabi De la Rosa at (713) 798-1051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baylor College of Medicine's commitment to recycling and sustainability continues to gain momentum. Students, trainees, faculty and staff alike are joining forces and incorporating a range of conservation practices to help create a more sustainable environment. Check out some ways to reduce your environmental footprint.
Our partners throughout the Texas Medical Center continue to support our recycling effort with increased communications and collections. Baylor College of Medicine also collects paper products from Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor Clinic, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor Faculty Center, Feigin Center, McGovern Campus, McNair Campus, Texas Woman's University, and the Travis Building/Hilton Hotel.