AU receives grant from Indiana Recycling Coalition

Fri, 2011-06-24 07:55 -- univcomm
June 24, 2011

The Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) has selected Anderson University as a recipient of its public space recycling bin grant program. The university will receive recycling bins with the goal of increasing beverage container recycling.

"The IRC is pleased to provide new opportunities to capture beverage containers consumed away from home by increasing public space recycling options in Indiana," said Carey Hamilton, executive director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition. "The IRC would like to thank the Alcoa Foundation for its generous support of this important program."

Anderson University is one of 30 recipients of the grant across the state of Indiana. Other recipients include universities, schools, municipalities, state parks, and other public venues. The IRC will work with bin grant recipients to facilitate public education of the recycling programs and to help track recycling rates at each location.

According to Dick Sprague, sustainability coordinator at AU, the bins on campus will be used for athletic events, including football, basketball, baseball, the community-wide Tennis Classic, and the anticipated Colts Camp.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.