NOLA Society for Conservation Biology
New Orleans, LA
recycling + Katrina recovery
Jessa in New Orleans nominated the Society for Conservation Biology for a green grant. Here is what she had to say in her nomination:
The NOLA Society for Conservation Biology has initiated a student run and student funded recycling program on the University of New Orleans campus. Since Katrina citywide recycling has been suspended indefinately. The only recycling in the city is paid recycling. The students at UNO have created their own recycling program funded first with bake sales and now with student government funding. All labor is provided by student volunteers. We currently have 8 bins, but demand is high and many other departments have requested bins. We would love to expand, but don't have the funds. This grant would allow us to expand our recycling program and spread the word about the importance of recycling and green projects in one of the cities most vulnerable to climate change.