Have you ever wanted to find out where your garbage goes after you throw it away?

June 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

solid waste facilityNow’s your chance to find out and take a tour of the Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations plant!

The tour is scheduled immediately following the Phi Theta Kappa and Friends of Florida Environmental Club sponsored “Three R’s” (reuse, reduce, recycle) Quad Event being held June 25, 12 to 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus.

What you will see:

  • Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility
  • Sanitary landfill
  • Yard waste-to-mulch facility
  • Household electronics & chemical collection center

What you will learn:

  • Where garbage goes, and the importance of minimizing waste.
  • How use of the “3 Rs”—reduce, reuse, and recycle—helps the environment.

No need to sign up, just meet on the quad by 2 p.m. and we will board the SPC bus to be shuttled to the solid waste facility at 3095 114th Avenue North for a two-hour tour. Faculty, staff and students are all invited, but the bus only carries 45 passengers, so only that number of participants can be accommodated.

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Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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