Minneapolis-St. Paul has made another “good” list being ranked in the top ten most sustainable cities, and UEL helped make that happen. (see the link to the full article below).
Bins for recycling are as common today as are bins for trash, but bins for compost sitting along side the familiar bin duo of trash and recyclables is not so common. UEL now has bins for paper towels and other compost items in the restrooms, along with triple-threat (trash, recycle, compost) bins in UEL’s common areas and in the Ewald Conference Center. For outdoor collection and larger needs, UEL has additional recycling receptacles, trash dumpster and a compost dumpster. Of course, each person is encouraged to recycle at their desk along with their trash.
To be sustainable is to not be harmful to the environment or depleting of our natural resources, and thus support long-term ecological balance. To have a sustainable community requires all of us to play an active role. So here’s to a great start UEL community!