What on EARTH?

Dr. Jones passes the torch

Three years ago, Dr. Marty Jones, professor of chemistry, helped to form ASC’s sustainability group, EARTH (Education, Awareness & Action for Transportation, Resources, and Health). After three years, he is stepping down as the group’s coordinator, but will continue as an active member of the group.

Dr. Marty Jones

Among the group’s accomplishments are: expanded campus recycling; production and distribution of sustainable shopping bags, in cooperation with the Center for Community Partnerships; development of a free “green” bike rental program on campus, and coordination of annual Earth Week events.

It is hoped someone will come forward help continue this important work. Interested persons are asked to contact Dr. Jones at mbjones@adams.edu. The Student Life Center of the SUB is reserved for the next EARTH meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 1.

AS&F backs recycling

EARTH expresses thanks to Rachel Raguindin and the rest of AS&F for the group’s contribution of $2259.90 to purchase 8 sets of outdoor recycle bins for the campus campus.

Recycling Opportunities

Rainbow’s End Thrift Store will be on campus Mon, May 10th; Tue, May 11; and Wed, May 12 to take used furniture. Pick-up is 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the McCurry dumpsters and 2-4 p.m. between SUB and Coronado.

Aaron Miltenberger has arranged for Sodexo to donate 15 gallons of used cooking oil/grease each week to someone who will use it to make biodiesel.

Waste Management in Monte Vista (1245 N. Hwy 285) will be having an electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 15 from 10-2.  Charges will be as follows:

  • CPU towers, keyboards, and mice: Free
  • Monitors: $5
  • Laptops: $5
  • Copiers: $5
  • Scanners: $2
  • Laser and Inkjet printers: $2
  • Cell phones: $2
  • Televisions: $1 2and up (depending on size and weight)
  • No appliances, microwaves, refrigerators, etc.
Lights-out Sticker Campaign

More stickers are now available from Dr. Marty Jones. mbjones@adams.edu.  EARTH appreciates all those who have helped display the stickers on campus.

EARTH Week Recap

A number of students, faculty, and staff helped to present another successful EARTH Week celebration, April 12-19, which included a talent show, support for Bike to Work Day and a Bicycle Rodeo, Rio River clean up, and a 6K Run/Walk. Highlights included a free concert by Elephant Revival, cosponsored by EARTH, ALMA, and GAB and a presentation by nature photographer John Fielder. He donated  20 percent of the sales of his books to support EARTH Рa total of $70. In addition, the annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle garage sale netted $190.

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater