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WFU introduces recycling video


September 11, 2006

Wake Forest University Facilities Management has produced a new video highlighting the university’s recycling program. The video can be viewed at www.wakerecycles.com and will be aired on Wake TV periodically.

Narrated by Wake Forest senior Jamie Campisano, the eight-minute video outlines Wake Forest’s current recycling program, addresses program challenges and goals and encourages participation. It features staff members from Facilities Management and various campus departments as well as Wake Forest students, including members of the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC).

The project was initiated by Jim Coffey, manager of landscaping services and staff advisor for SEAC. He, along with Donnie Adams, manager of maintenance and custodial services, and Peter Nachand, manager of procurement and support services, coordinated the production.

“In the past, students have repeatedly asked facilities staff members why the university does not recycle,” Coffey said. “We hope this video will help clear up any myths that recycling doesn’t happen at Wake Forest.”

According to Coffey, the goal is to keep 35 percent of the university’s trash out of the waste stream. Wake Forest currently recycles less than 10 percent. “This is a challenging goal for us, but it’s one we can achieve when all of us participate,” Coffey said.

In addition to encouraging participation, Adams also hopes the video will help decrease contamination. “Our recycling bags are contaminated with trash 40 percent of the time. This can be easily corrected if people will be conscious of putting their trash and recyclables in the correct containers,” Adams said.

For more information about the video or the recycling program, contact Jim Coffey at (336) 758-6070.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237
barretpm@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


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