Historical Facts on UCSB Recycling
The April 28 article on “Chancellor Approves Sustainability Plan” had a misleading picture caption on page three. It read: “From a student-initiated waste recycling program for campus trash, UCSB’s sustainability practices have branched into all areas of built and natural environments.” This probably refers to Associate Students Recycling, which started with me in 1992.
But (Administrative Services) Vice Chancellor David Sheldon had a Recycling Committee that began in the late 80’s. This committee designed and implemented the initial and still standing programs.
The Custodial Department had been recycling for six years prior to the students being invited to the committee, or collecting recycling from the recycling clusters outside of the buildings. Not a big deal since it is all so wonderful how far we have come, but I did want the facts out.
Mary Ann Hopkins
Recycling, Refuse, and
Integrated Pest Management