A Campus Energy Audit is a way of measuring how much energy we are using. Here are some web sites that explain more:
Energy Audit and Energy Education at Southern University
UNSW Environmental Management Program
Macalester College Campus Environmental Audits
University of Pennsylvania Energy Audit
California State University, Chico Environmental Audits
University of Central Arkansas Environmental Audit
National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Energy page
A Campus Waste Audit is an assessment of what our university is throwing away. We basically pick through the trash generated on campus for a typical day, and then extrapolate that out for the year. We can then calculate how much recyclable material (newspaper, cardboard, office paper, metal, etc...) is being disposed of inefficiently and wastefully in the county landfill. The idea is that we have to pay money to throw recyclable goods in the landfill, but we could be earning money by collecting them.
Here are some web sites to examine:
College and University Recycling Council
Collegiate Recyclers Coalition
McGill University Waste Audit Page
GrassRoots Recycling Network
University of Oregon Waste Audit Page
University of Technology (Sydney) Campus Management
University of Waterloo Waste Audit Workplan
The Club has conducted one waste audit in October 2006, and we are a planning another Campus Environmental Audit in 2009. Please contact a club officer if you can help!!
See the Results of our 2006 GCSU Waste Audit.
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23 Jan 09