Go Green

This page was developed to inform you how you can save the earth, save our wildlife, save money in your home or business, learn about eco-friendly and energy saving products, reusable energy, and thinking and purchasing green products or services that will positively affect our communities for our future.

The Anderton Foundation, Inc provides the education you need on conserving our natural resources because we care about our planet and the future of your children. We want you to become a better consumer while preserving our ever changing environment; so browse our Go Green pages and start learning how you can become a part of our eco-saving family.

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How to Help Your College Become Recyclable

Most schools by law are required to have a recycling program. Colleges or schools that house multiple schools or programs must institute recycling collection throughout the entire building. Recycling properly teaches students one way to become responsible citizens and know their environmental responsibilities too!

Principals, teachers, custodians, and students all share a responsibility to help their environment.

Work with the Custodian:

Identify areas for recyclables on each floor or in a central location.
Ensure recyclables are collected in clear bags separately from general garbage.
Place recyclables at the curb or in the dumpster in clear bags.

Set up Containers for Recycling:

Place containers for recycling either outside or inside every room.
Label recycling containers with the proper decals or Place containers near where recyclables are generated like.
paper in each classroom, in offices, near copiers and mailboxes.
bottles and cans near vending machines, in lunchrooms, and in offices.
Post signs explaining what to recycle.

Inform Administration, Teachers, Kitchen Staff, and Students:

Circulate an annual reminder to teachers and staff on what and how to recycle.
Inform students what and how to recycle in classrooms, cafeterias, and common areas.
Tell afterschool programs, parent associations, and outside groups how to recycle when they use your space.
Set up recycling bins at events like proms, dances, and conferences.
Include recycling announcements and notices in your newsletters and webpage.

Thing to Know

If you care about your environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint. We have several tips on ways you can improve your environment and reduce your carbon footprint; so help join The Anderton Foundation and Image for the College Life Magazine on saving our planet. Below are things you should know on how to get started and share this information with your neighbors on how they can contribute too!

Use green cleaning products:

Many cleaning products contain chemicals that can damage the environment and impact your health. Some ingredients in commercial cleaning products can be irritating to eyes and skin, and may cause chronic health problems, especially in children. Green cleaning products are just as effective without the risks. Go to greenerchoices.org for more information on choosing green cleaning products for your home.

Switch to a green energy provider:

if just 10% of the population in your city purchased green power it would prevent nearly three
billion pounds of CO from entering the atmosphere each year.

How can you help get fellow residents involved!:

Share materials and ideas with family and friends in other neighborhoods to help make all of
your city greener and better! Education is the first step to empowerment and action. Print flyers
and distribute to residents of your building.

Ask your building's owner or superintendent to use non-toxic cleaning products when
cleaning the common spaces of your building. Be sure to educate them as to why first!

Organize an effort in your building to change all light bulbs in CFLs. Provide flyers to
neighbors with information on the benefits of using CFLs and a list of neighborhood
stores where they can purchase them.

Organize a similar effort for power strips. According to Energy Star®, as much as 40 percent
of the energy used to power appliances is consumed while they are turned off. Plugging
appliances into a power strip and switching off the power strip will reduce energy use.

Create an area in your lobby for residents to list information about used goods for sale or
barter such as furniture, clothing, and electronics that are in good shape and can be reused.
This saves everyone money and reduces the waste going to landfills.

Engage neighbors in an energy savings challenge. Monitor your monthly energy bills for the biggest percentage changes in energy reduction.
Post the monthly winner in the lobby for all the building to praise.