What Can My Club Do?

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At the event

• Have 
recycling 
bins
 at 
all 
event 
spaces 
(placed
 together 
in 
sets
 of
 three 
and 
clearly 
labeled 
plastic, 
paper,
 and
 trash).
 Facilities 
Services 
says that, 
“All 
members
 of
 the 
Barnard 
College 
community 
are 
requested 
to 
recycle
 white 
paper, 
glass,
 plastics, 
computer
 paper 
and 
utilize 
the 
appropriate 
containers.” 
Clubs 
can 
ask 
Barnard
 Facilities 
to have 
these containers 
in 
place. 
If 
recycling 
bins 
cannot 
be 
found
 in 
your 
event 
site, 
e
mail 
the 
director of facilities, Julio
 Vazquez,
 or 
call 
212‐854‐2041
x4‐6937.
• Remember
 that 
you 
can 
recycle 
plastic 
cups 
(and
 all 
plastics!) 
at 
Barnard! 
Just 
rinse
 these 
out!

Food

• Buy 
Local 
and 
Organic!
• Avoid
 bottled 
water 
and 
have 
pitchers 
of 
New
 York’s 
clean
 tap
water.
• Purchase 
economy‐size 
containers 
for
 beverages, 
condiments, 
and 
other 
foods 
instead
 of 
individual
 packets, 
cans, 
or bottles.
• Don’t 
use 
individually
 wrapped 
condiments 
(no
 sugar/sugar 
alternative
 packets,
 no 
salt/pepper
 packets, 
no 
individual
 creamers). 

Use
 bowls
 and
 shakers 
that
 can 
be 
reused 
and 
people can
 serve 
themselves. 

Milk/cream
 should 
be 
in
 original cartons 
on ice
 or 
in 
pitchers.
• 
Buy 
fair 
trade 
coffees 
and
 teas

Good places to go shopping

• Farmer’s 
Markets
 (Columbia 
or 
Union
 Square)
• Health
 Nuts
 (99th 
and
 Broadway)
• Fairway 
Market
 (74th
 and 
Broadway)
• Whole 
Foods 
(97th 
and 
Columbus)

Corefoods Events Option

Corefoods is located in the basement of John Jay, and offers catering packages for events. They sell the cheapest organic products around, at a 20% markup.

Cleaning Supplies

• Avoid
 products 
made
 from 
carcinogens, 
toxins
 and 
harmful
 VOCs 
whenever
 possible 
and 
opt
 for
 bio‐based
 cleaning 
supplies.
• Biodegradable
 soaps,
 cleaners 
(7th 
generation, 
method,
 Mrs.
Meyers,
etc)
 are green seal certified. You can buy them at places like Duane Reade or Fairway.

Utensils/Napkins/Plates

Tell
 people
 to 
bring 
their
 own!
• Buy 
compostable/ biodegradable 
plates,
 cups, 
utensils,
 etc.
• Use 
recycled 
napkins/ ”7th
generation” paper 
towels 
if 
you 
can’t 
use 
cloth 
napkins
 from
 Events
• Refrain 
from 
buying 
plastic 
tablecloths‐ borrow 
cloth
 napkins 
from 
Events

Paper

• 
Try
 purchasing 100% 
recycled, 
post‐consumer 
waste 
or 
use 
scrap
• Print
 double
sided! 

How 
many 
flyers 
do 
you 
REALLY 
need? 
You 
can 
obtain 
scrap 
paper 
from
 Resnet 
at 
the 
Barnard 
Library.
• For
 reoccurring 
or 
annual 
events, 
avoid 
printing 
dates 
and
 slogans 
on 
signs, 
posters, 
and
 banners 
so 
that 
 they may 
be 
easily 
reused.
• Use the Green
 Printer 
in 
251 
Engineering 
Terrace
 (Mudd), which uses paper that is printed on one side. Students are responsible for keeping the printer stocked- so bring your own paper.
• Make 
more 
use 
of 
emails 
and
 online 
announcements.

If you need special printings, go to the following places and ask for recycled paper

• Barnard
 Print 
Services
• Village 
Copier
• Ivy 
League 
Stationers

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