The Greater DFW Recycling Alliance, a council under the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), is recognizing The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Office Green Team Program through their Greater DFW 2010 Recycling Leadership Awards. These annual awards are given to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, communities, universities, and businesses in developing or maintaining programs involving recycling, composting, integrated solid waste management, environmental education, partnerships, special events and “closing the loop”.
The University of Texas at Arlington received their award for Outstanding “Closing the Loop” Program for their Maverick Office Green Team Program.
The Maverick Office Green Team program was recognized for promoting “Buy Recycled” principles and establishing waste conscious goals at the grass-roots level. Additionally, the success of reducing carbon emissions from office supply vendor trucks that as of Fall 2009 deliver only twice per week to the University. The Green Team program encourages volunteerism and continuing education to all members. The program incites the membership to encourage other University staff and faculty to participate. The University saved 132 trees, 48,000 gallons of water, and reduced CO2 equivalents by 11,564 lbs from purchasing post-consumer recycled paper Off
This effort could not have been successful without your individual commitment and support to sustainability initiatives across campus. This award acknowledges your time, leadership, and stewardship which benefits the University community.