Old VHS tapes, Halloween costumes, crock pots, shower caddies, an ancient TV, lamps and a plastic fish tank litter the tiny Take It Or Leave It room.
The Eco-Reps, a student environmental sustainability organization, have been sorting compost, trash and recycling at all of the home football games this year.
“It’s not just the typical crunchy-granola Ithaca hippie that is sustainable,” she said. “It is approaching everyone on different levels, so let’s meet them where they are and keep going.”
Now in his first semester as director of energy management and sustainability at Ithaca College, Greg Lischke says he plans to increase student involvement in sustainability programs and that the college has some renewable energy projects in early stages.
The Resource and Environmental Management Program is looking to have a student representative available in each residence hall to offer sustainable-living education.