UNA Receives Grant To Improve, Increase Recycling Initiatives On Campus

Mar. 16, 2012


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama and City of Florence Recycling Center have received a grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to improve and increase recycling initiatives on the university campus. The funds will be used to purchase recycling containers for placement across campus.

The ADEM grant was not enough to provide 100 percent of the funding that was originally requested for recycling items and activities, but it will help the university provide more resources to improve campus recycling efforts. Michael Gautney, director of facilities at UNA, said officials have resubmitted a second grant proposal for next year to fund more items to assist the university with its recycling initiatives.

UNA will also use part of the grant to implement more advertisements and promotions of the campus recycling program. Recently, the Student Government Association has brought awareness of the recycling activities to promote more recycling within the student body.

Gautney said an advertisement will be posted on a few billboards in Florence within the next several days to promote the new program. He said April 4 is the university’s target date to have all the new containers in place across campus.

“In addition to these activities, focused organizational projects are being planned for the near future to increase awareness of recycling,” Gautney said.

For more information, contact the Department of Facilities Administration & Planning at 256-765-4274 or email mbgautney@una.edu.