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University kicks off first sustainability week

October 24, 2011
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AMHERST, MA — The University of Massachusetts is looking to become more environmentally friendly by hosting the first ever Sustainability Week, according to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian.

The week is an effort to further increase student awareness of their impact on the environment, the article stated.

"I think that we need an overall transformation of the way we think about sustainability. It''s going to take a lot of effort to educate each other," said Sustainability Manager Ezra Small.

"The goal is to inform students of all the things that we’re doing on campus," Small added.

According to the article, Small is using Sustainability Week to draw attention to other projects he is orchestrating on campus, such as his plans to increase UMass'' recycling rate.

While UMass already recycles 56 percent of its waste, he hopes to improve that number, the article noted.

To improve that number, as well as to accomplish other tangible projects that he would like to see, such as solar panels, Small feels that he needs the support of the students, the article added.

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