Sims Library is Talking Trash… and Recycling, Too

Talking Trash event

Recycle bins -- green ones and blue ones -- are located all around campus but do you sometimes wonder what goes where? What’s recyclable? Then don’t miss “Talking Trash: How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle,” on Tuesday, February 19, at noon, in room 252 of the Library. Bring your lunch, meet Southeastern’s recycling team, and learn how their efforts are making the University more sustainable.

The “lunch & learn” event is the first in a series of Spring semester talks focused on environmental literacy. Sims Library and the Sustainability Center are leading a campus-wide campaign to promote ecological awareness and education. “The talks will last only 30-minutes, followed by a question and answer session,” said Alejandro Martinez, Sustainability Manager at Southeastern’s Physical Plant. “We hope this will accommodate Southeastern staff and students who wish to attend.”  

At the event, Martinez will introduce “Think Before You Trash,” a project that started in Sims Library to promote greener brown-bagging tips for on-campus breakrooms. “We’re inviting everyone to bring your lunch, eat, and learn about Southeastern’s exciting sustainability initiatives. Together we can all learn better stewardship of campus resources through recycling, waste reduction, and sustainability initiatives,” said Eric Johnson, Director of Sims Library.

Future lunch & learn topics will include: “The Problem With Plastics,” “Renewable Energy at Southeastern,” and “S.O.S. – Save Our Shorelines.”

For more information, contact Angie Balius, Outreach Librarian, at phone (985)-549-3898 or

Monday, February 18, 2019 10:50:57 AM CST