April 27, 2012 - Columbia University Facilities' Clean + Go Green recycling and resue program received a 2012 U.S. EPA Environmental Quality Award at a cereomony today at EPA's offices in Manhattan. The award - the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA - honors significant contributions to improving the environment and public health.
Columbia University was recognized for making "great strides in promoting recycling and reducing waste through its annual "Clean + Go Green" event. Sponsored by the facilities operations of the Columbia University Morningside campus, Clean + Go Green is an event that enables and promotes community members to donate or dispose of their unwanted items in an environmentally responsible manner. In the six years since the first Clean + Go Green event, over 83 tons of items such as electronics, clothing, books and furniture have been diverted from landfills and donated to charity."
Read the full EPA news release. Congratulations to all involved!