Sustainability News . . .
Winthrop Featured in
Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013
Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges” profiles
Winthrop in its fourth annual edition, praising the
university’s impressive resumé of green-related
affiliations and accreditations and for putting its
“Live. Learn. Lead.” motto to action in its
With a grant from
Winthrop University was able to purchase five double
recycling/waste containers. At the request of
the Council of Student Leaders, these collection
stations have been placed at the entrances of key
academic buildings on campus: Owens on Scholar's
Walk, Byrnes Auditorium, Dacus Library, DiGiorgio
Campus Center on the Campus Green, and in the
concourse between West Center and campus center.
Plastics, glass, aluminum and steel are commingled
(items placed in single can) at each location.
Waste is collected in the second can. These
recycling stations will complement Winthrop's award
Recycling Program. The project
will increase the region's awareness of the
University's commitment to improve upon our
community's livability and reducing solid waste sent
to the landfill through recycling. A
is available showing outdoor recycling locations.
Read more about what
students learned about climate change and global
warming during a cultural event hosted by SEAC and
Winthrop's Vegetarian Society in
Winthrop Reached its
Energy Reduction Milestone Goal!
Wins RecycleMania Poster Competition!
Heather Prange has won first place for her poster
design! Word is that she won by a landslide!
Not only will her poster hang in schools and
Universities across the USA and Canada, but she also
won $500. Thank you all for supporting
Heather. When we are able to order posters for
RecycleMania 2013, we will begin hanging Heather's
poster around campus to promote our participation in
next years RecycleMania.
Read more about Heather's story in
Winthrop Certified as
Winthrop University is certified by
Rock Hill's Clean City, Green City
Workplace Certification Program. This program recognizes the steps businesses have taken to become
more environmentally friendly. The program is
a citywide effort to register and recognizes the
green workplaces of Rock Hill.
First Sustainability Coordinator!
Some of his tasks include:
- Re-energizing the
campus recycling program, as well as devising
potential policies related to sustainability
that the campus should consider adopting.
- Working with
Residence Life staff to develop strategies for
programming in the residence halls.
- Connecting with
sustainability coordinators from other campuses
in the state and region and developing a support
group that can exchange ideas.
funding sources for future projects.
- Developing a strategy
for internal building audits and identifying
buildings with the most to gain.
- Working on a
strategy to meter campus utilities at individual
- Teaching classes on