Defiance College’s nonprofit organization Project 701 has a wide variety of projects designed by students to help the College community and the greater Defiance community. One project started last year, Defiance College Recycling, partners with Werlor Waste Management and Recycling Inc. and provides residential students the option to recycle.
Defiance College Recycling was co-created and co-founded by Ian Fasnacht and Abby Taylor in the spring semester, 2012. The program impacts approximately 600 Defiance College students and allows them to responsibly dispose of their used plastic, tin cans, aluminum cans, paper, cardboard and glass.
Last year the young program collected more than 15,000 plastic bottles and more than 10,000 aluminum cans. The extra money that the program generates from recycling aluminum is donated to Back Pack Buddies, another Project 701 organization that focuses on providing meals for elementary students. The programs success has propelled the organization to an even more successful second year.
This year alone the program has collected more than 2,000 plastic bottles and roughly 1,000 cans. “The success we are having this year comes from involving more people in the program,” Taylor says. “We see significantly more bags outside of residents’ doors than we did last year.” Not only have students increased participation, but the number of students in the Recycling program has increased by 30 people this year.
The program is looking to continue to have another excellent year. For more information contact either Ian Fasnacht, email@example.com or Abby Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
October 18, 2012