Aquinas College Puts A Sustainable Twist On Homecoming Celebration

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Friday, September 28, 2012

The beer tent is still the big draw. A brunch honoring alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago is still slated for Sunday morning. And a king and queen will yet again be crowned at halftime during the men’s soccer game.

But as Aquinas College alumni and students gather this weekend for the college's annual homecoming celebration, they’ll notice at least one change – the trash.

Or how it’s collected, that is.

As part of the college’s zero waste initiative, attendees who make their way to a trash bin will get a quick lesson in recycling. They’ll be told what can be recycled, what can be composted, and what belongs in the trash. The idea is to reduce the amount of garbage sent to the landfill.

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