MAY 2011

Richland College receives award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Richland College in Dallas has received the 2010 WasteWise College/University Partner of the Year Award.

During 2009, Richland participated in RecycleMania for the first time, using thoughtful collection strategies to recycle more than 66 tons of materials and divert another 65 tons of waste from landfills during ten weeks of competition.

Richland has made a concerted effort to reuse items ranging from interoffice envelopes to old classroom doors, which are turned into desks for use around the campus. In 2009, Richland focused particular attention on waste prevention surrounding campus construction projects. Rather than tearing down buildings that were no longer in use, Richland moved them to other areas and found other uses for them.