Greeks Going Green aims to increase recycling

October 4, 2010

Physical Facilities and Purdue's fraternities and sororities have partnered to start Greeks Going Green, a program to increase recycling among students outside of residence halls.

Greek organizations, which include 5,000 undergraduates, as well as cooperatives and apartments, can participate in the program, which began this semester.
Mike Schuessler of Phi Kappa Psi and Boiler Green Initiative says, "Greeks Going Green is an exciting new program that empowers Purdue's Greek houses to begin making an effort toward recycling and reducing waste within their houses. My fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, many sororities, as well as other fraternities and cooperatives across campus have already begun implementing recycling initiatives at their houses. It is definitely a large step in the right direction."

Five locations provide convenient drop-off points for mixed recyclables:

* TeleCom building at Second and University streets.

* PRF parking lot at Fourth and Russell streets.

* Purdue parking lot across from the Armory.

* Intersection of David Ross Road and Tower Drive.

* Parking area at 359 Northwestern Ave.