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Observe Earth Day with practical initiatives

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Earth Day is about more than planting trees, Woody Guthrie songs and picking up trash off the highway. It’s about coming together as cohabitants of our natural world and consciously working to make it a better place to live – for everyone and everything....

Do It Yourself: Newspaper Gift Bag

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 By Kelli Viele It’s Earth Week and we can all strive to minimize our waste by reusing old items that we are finished with. Instead of recycling the Royal Purple, reuse the newspaper by making a custom, handmade gift bag. This project does not need to cost you anything as all...

Ask Alyssa: Implementing eco-friendly practices to the work room

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"]Q: There’s no emphasis on recycling where I work. How can I bring up being more eco-friendly to my workplace when I’m not in a leadership position? [/typography]   A: Making a change in the w...

Disposal service urges reduce, reuse, recycle

Students in attendance of Brent Flikkema’s presentation to promote the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle program, as part of the 2015 Sustainability Speaker Series that Resident Assistants were required to participate in as part of their training, put on their provided gloves and sorted through recycling.

April 22, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic April 22, 2015 After one father mistakenly placed an envelope holding $700 of his daughter’s Girl Scout money in a pile of recycling on collection day, John’s Disposal Service, Inc. received a frantic call. As the sole vendor for the entire city of Whitewater, it may have...

UW-Whitewater students take steps toward a waste-free life

Steiner uses recycled glass food containers. 
Vesna Brajkovic photo/ BrajkoviVA04@uww.edu

March 4, 2015

Happier with less March 4, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic Living in a disposable world, where even the apples are wrapped in plastic wrap at UNO’s, creating waste is unavoidable. But a few students at UW-Whitewater chose to take on the challenge. The students, including Cassie Steiner, Ali Tho...

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