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Student Makes a Big Impact on Campus

Apr 21, 2014

Catherine Clark is a surgical technology student at the Florence Campus who will graduate later this year.  Right now, Catherine is enjoying her Environmental Science class with Rebecca Mensch.  When Catherine was given a recycling project at the beginning of this term she had to be more creative than most students.  She already recycled at home and work, so she decided to start a recycling program on campus.

Since Catherine was depending on fellow classmates and staff to recycle, her biggest obstacle to overcome was people thinking the recycling box was too far away.  However, she did not let this deter her.  Catherine worked to recruit supporters who ended up saving used paper and then dropping it in the box once a day.  She explained that “it’s really not that hard to do, have one can for your trash and one for paper.”  In just the first week of collecting paper Catherine collected 30 pounds of recycling materials.
Catherine started recycling at home when her waste management company began providing a free recycling bin and free pick up to customers.  She thinks that recycling is here to stay because its being encouraged more and more by waste management companies.  She wants people to ‘just try it,’ start with recycling paper and see how it goes.  Catherine said, “Every little bit a person does to help the environment really does make a difference.”
Surgical technology student, Catherine Clark, began a recycling program at the Florence Campus.

tags: Medical: Surgical Technology - Associate's Degree (SRG)