Recycling efforts at UIS will be supported by a $27,550 grant from Opportunity Returns, a program initiated by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to divert recyclable materials from landfills and to expand and enhance the state's recycling collection and processing infrastructure. UIS will use the grant to place collection bins at locations not previously served and to hire a recycling coordinator for the campus. Matching funds will come from UIS' Division of Student Affairs.
UIS faculty members Tih-Fen Ting and Marc Klingshirn co-wrote the grant last fall with the help of student group SAGE (Students Allied for a Greener Earth). Read more>>