Outdoor Recreation Strom Sustainability

Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center Recycling Statistitcs

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Program Total (since March 2009): 10,520 gallons

Help Outdoor Recreation reduce our Carbon Footprint by dropping paper and plastic in the blue recycling bins throughout the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center!

New water bottle filling stations installed in the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center

Water Bottle Station

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With six stations in the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center and two in the Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center, the water bottle filling stations fill bottles three times faster than a water fountain. They are activated by a motion sensor and use integrated silver ion filters so they are as sanitary as possible. The station also measures the total number of disposable bottles that would have been used.

Water bottles diverted from landfills (Sept. 15, 2011 —  June 30, 2013)
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Battery Recycling

In addition to the plastic and paper recycling for Strom Sustainability, we are excited to share that we are also hosting battery recycling. Batteries contain many harmful toxins and if they are not recycled and disposed of properly, they can contaminate soil and water. To mitigate these problems, Outdoor Recreation has placed battery recycling tubes in the Outdoor Recreation office and on the top floor of the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, in the mail room. Please do your part to preserve our water and soil: bring in your batteries and recycle them through Outdoor Recreation!

New Strom Sustainability Water Campaign!

Did you know that only approximately 3.0% of water on the Earth is freshwater? Of that 3.0%, only 0.3% is useable by humans. As part of Strom Sustainability, ORec is promoting smart and sustainable use of water within the facility. Keep a look out for our new Water Savings signs posted in the restrooms and around the building!

View the trees Outdoor Recreation has planted so far in their carbon neutral efforts

View USC Outdoor Recreation Plantings in a larger mapSee upcoming tree plantings. Total trees planted as of February 11, 2013: 174

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