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2012 - 3 stories
2011 - 2 stories
2010 - 2 stories
2009 - 3 stories
2008 - 7 stories
2007 - 1 story
2005 - 1 story
2003 - 1 story
2012
The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings.  >>
The Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), has given 60 recycling bins to NJIT as part of its national bin grant program to colleges and universities throughout the country during the 2012 RecycleMania collegiate recycling competition. >>
NJIT will be receiving 60 recycling containers awarded through the Alcoa Foundation Collegiate Recycling Bin Grant program.  >>
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2011
Think NJIT. Think green. Environmental awareness is an intrinsic part of the campus culture. >>
Tagged: campus center
NJIT has again joined more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania 2011, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste.  >>
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2010
The Spring 2010 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is "A Greener Campus," which explores NJIT's commitment to an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus, created through state-of-the-art technology and initiatives involving all members of the university community in recycling and energy conservation. >>
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It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification. >>
2009
The NJIT Campus Center Eco Giving Tree will help many homeless individuals to keep warm this winter. Members of the NJIT community are encouraged to donate hats, gloves and scarves that will be donated to homeless shelters in Newark. The tree died of natural causes and will be eventually composted. “Even a dead tree can have a purpose,” said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. “We did not have to cut down a living tree or buy an artificial tree.” Located in front of the Campus Center Bookstore, the tree features LCD lights that use 80% less energy and will outlast regular holiday lights, ornaments that have and will be re-used for many years, and recycled paper tags.   >>
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NJIT placed 46 out of 210 college campuses who participated in the Recyclemania 2009 competition with 3.35 lbs. recycled per person (in 2008 NJIT recycled 1.67 lbs. per person). "Thanks to everyone who helped promote recycling and the many incentive activities we offered," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. The winners of RecycleMania and the Energy Reduction contest will be announced today at NJIT's Earth Day Green Fest. >>
Tagged: campus center
NJIT has joined more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania 2009, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period ending March 28, NJIT will compete in various categories measuring the success of campus recycling and waste prevention efforts. "This is our second year competing, our first as the entire university," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. We are working closely with Residence Life to promote recycling and are hoping to make it to the top 25 percent of schools participating." NJIT's progress can be checked on the RecycleMania website and on posters in the Campus Center.   >>
Tagged: campus center
2008
Gabrielle Esperdy, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Architecture, will discuss “From Car to Container: A Brief History of Recycling in Architecture” on Dec. 4, from 6 p.m.- 6:45 p.m., at the American Folk Art Museum's Lincoln Center Branch, in Manhattan. >>
Look for 50 new blue plastic recycling containers that will be placed in classrooms and in Kupfrian and Tiernan Halls over the next few weeks. NJIT was chosen as one of 75 grant recipients from 1,100 applicants throughout the country to receive the containers as part of The National Recycling Coalition and The Coca-Cola Company Spring 2008 Recycling Bin Grant program.  >>
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NJIT's Campus Center collected 25 boxes of used books donated by the NJIT community this summer for the Better World Books book drive. The books will benefit the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), which provides services and advocacy for the more than 6,000 family literacy programs across the country. >>
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Hansika Hegde, of Old Bridge, a information technology major, took first place in the "Can It!" recycling container design competition at NJIT. Contestants were challenged to build a recycling container for paper and/or bottles and cans made entirely of recycled or reusable materials. >>
NJIT's progress toward becoming a greener campus was the topic of discussion at the Green Academics meeting this week. Formed in November 2007, a planning team comprised of faculty, administrators and students is working toward achieving the university's sustainability objectives, including the development of criteria for green courses. >>
NJIT has joined more than 400 colleges and universities in Recyclemania 2008, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period from Jan. 27 to April 5, 2008, the NJIT Campus Center will compete in various categories measuring the success of their recycling and waste prevention efforts. "This is our first year competing, but we hope to make a good showing," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. >>
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Benjamin Griffin, a sophomore majoring in architecture at NJIT, designed the award-winning artwork in the Little Green Monster logo contest sponsored by NJIT's Go Green Initiative. Developed by Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler, the Go Green Initiative proposes to increase and promote recycling, non-carbon-emitting transportation, and eco-friendly products. Benjamin's design, called R3ufus, was chosen after polling numerous students, faculty, staff and visitors and will be featured on Go Green promotional materials.   >>
Tagged: campus center
2007
As part of its ongoing Green Initiative, the NJIT Campus Center will host a Green Day vendor fair on Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors include Organic Universe, AERC Recycling Solutions and more. Contact: Donna Minnich Spuhler. >>
2005
A team of student engineers from NJIT has traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national research and design contest sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The five-student team was chosen by the EPA as one of 65 finalists to compete in the People, Prosperity and Planet contest, scheduled for May 16-17 on the National Mall, on the basis of an EPA-funded research project about how to improve electronic equipment recycling in America. >>
2003
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) recently named plastics expert Marino Xanthos, Ph.D., a Society Fellow. Xanthos, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Polymer Processing Institute (PPI) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), works on finding new applications for recycled plastics. >>