Student Orgs

Projects

Combination Outdoor Trash and Recycling Bins Project

This page is a record of previously funded projects, ongoing projects, all projects that have been reviewed, and future project ideas. Submit project ideas that you would like to see implemented, but you do not wish to write a full Project Application, click here.

Project Ideas

The CSFC has a project database search tool to help you find the status of all projects. You can search by project Status, Priority for getting the project done, and Category or type of project. Click here.

Working Projects

These projects are in the process of being developed into Project Applications or are currently being worked on. Feel free to contact the Project Leaders in order to get involved with these projects.

  • 2017, November 2: Approved for $800
    Burrow and Worsham Recycling Bins. CSFC has approved the purchase of one recycling bin for the Burrow and two recycling bins for Worsham, each will be a 36 gal., blue, metal bin. Project Leader: Kaylee Davis '18.
    Project Application
  • 2017, April 13: Approved for $4000
    Student Residential Unit Recycling Bins. CSFC has approved the purchase of 150 apartment-sized (40 qt) and 400 dorm-sized (14 qt) recycling bins for a student opt-in recycling program. Project Leader: Allison Monroe '17.
    Project Application, click here. MOU, click here.
  • Recycling Bin Uniform Signage. As an extension of the Student Residential Unit Recycling Bin project and the continuing effort to improve campus recycling, the Environmental Concerns Committee, CSFC, and Facilities have partnered to create uniform recycling signage for all indoor bins. Project Leader: Allison Monroe.
  • LEED Lab: Certification Campus Buildings LEED EBOM. Project Leaders: Abby Gatmaitan, William O'Brochta, Dr. Joyce Hardin, April Ambrose. 
    Proposal, click here.
  • Climate Action Committee: This committee is  is working to fulfill the requirements for this commitment. If you are interested in helping out (we have many sub-committees) contact one of our Executive Committee members: Maggie Young, Hannah Tackett, Dr. Matt Moran, and Faith Mullins.

Past Projects

EVChargeStations

  • 2017, April 13: Approved for $13,000
    Electric Vehicle Charging Station.  To incentivize more employees and students to invest in EV technology, CSFC approved the funding to install an EV (electric vehicle) dual charging station, which allows two vehicles to charge at the same time. The charging station will be installed at designated parking spots in front of the Student Life and Technology Center. Project Leader: Dr. Peter Gess.
    Project Application, click here. MOU, click here. Final Status Report, click here. Project Completion Report, click here. 
  • 2016, December 1: Approved for $6,250
    Combination Outdoor Trash and Recycling Bins. CSFC approved the project proposal to purchase five new combination wast-recycling receptacles for the main campus. With the help of facilities the CSFC will gauge the amount of use these bins receive, the amount of cross contamination, and the need for more combination bins.
  • 2016, November 10: Approved for $2,4000
    Climate Commitment Dues. CSFC approved a project proposal to pay the 2017 signatory dues for the College signing the Climate Commitment. 
  • 2016, October 27: Approved for $5,000
    Student Senate proposed that the CSFC split the cost on installing LED lights in all of the outdoor Galloway style lights. The LED lights appear brighter than the non-LED's and help provide a better sense of security to all of us! 
  • 2016, September 22: President Tsutsui signed the Climate Commitment. The Climate Action Committee is working to fulfill the requirements for this commitment. If you are interested in helping out (we have many sub-committees) contact one of our Executive Committee members: Maggie Young, Hannah Tackett, Dr. Matt Moran, Faith Mullins. Climate Commitment MOU, click here.
  • 2016, May 1: Food Recovery of Pre-Consumer Waste from the Cafeteria. Every week about 100 pounds of food are donated to the Bethlehem House and the Women's Shelter! 
  • 2016, March 22: Approved for ~$13,000.
    Irrigation System Improvements. Project Leaders: Nate Cowden and William O'Brochta.
    Project Application, click here.
  • Light and Projector Energy Use Reminders. Project Leader: Annie Meek.
  • Recycling Competitions in Residence Halls. Project Leaders: Abby Gatmaitan and Erica Benoit.
  • Bicycle Parts Recycling. Project Leader: Nick York.
  • Lightbulb and Battery Recycling Program. Project Leader: Skip Hartsell.
  • Toner Recycling Program. Project Leader: Eric Huynh.
  • 2015, October 10: Approved for $802.75.
    Replacing Black Plastic Condiment Cups. Project Leader: Kaylee Davis.
    Project Application, click here. MOU, click here. Project Completion Report, click here.
  • 2015, November 5: Approved for ~$184,000. Project modified January 2016.
    In-Vessel Composting System to Manage Pre and Post-Consumer Cafeteria and Ground Landscape Waste. Project Leader: William O'Brochta. 
    Project Application, click here. MOU, click here.


    Future Projects

    • These are projects that require minimal funding and will not go through the Project Application process, but have major sustainability impact.

      • Environmental and Sustainability Education Throughout the Hendrix Curriculum. Project Leader: Erica Benoit.
      • Garden Club Greenhouse. Project Leader: Kaylee Davis '18, Blakely Crist '18, and Mason Millsap '18.
      • Facilities and Grounds Pesticide Use Inventory. Project Leader: Lauren Long.
      • Sustainable Admissions Marketing Materials. Project Leader: Emma Carlson.
      • Energy Use Signage. Project Leader: Miranda Donakey.
      • Eliminating Single Use Plastic Bags. Project Leader: Megan Cassingham.
      • Reducing Paper Towel Use. Project Leader: Erika Levy.
      • Sustainable Building Renovations and Operations. Project Leader: Evan Rivera.