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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Three-door waste receptacles got too contaminated in previous years, so Waste Management had to switch them to landfill waste.

On-campus groups promote recycling, sustainability

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2021

Waste Management at WSU is working to make the campus more environmentally friendly through increased recycling efforts and other initiatives. Waste Management’s goal is to limit what goes in the...

Businesses interested in joining Moscow Food Co-ops sustainability efforts can reach the co-op at More information about the co-op’s efforts can be found on their website.

Moscow Co-op offers reusable plastic containers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 21, 2021

The Moscow Food Co-op is offering reusable plastic EcoToGo containers as part of the store’s environmentally friendly efforts.  The boxes are nine by nine inches and made out of BPA-free...

Two professors in WSUs School of Design and Construction are recycling drywall to address an environmental problem.

Professors design novel process for recycling drywall

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 20, 2020

Two WSU professors invented a process to recycle drywall into blocks, which can then be used for construction projects. Drywall is a common building material made from the mineral gypsum, also known...

There are several different routes that can combat climate change, said Kara Whitman, instructor for WSU’s School of the Environment. 

ASWSU hosts virtual event on environmental awareness

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 14, 2020

The ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance and TEDxWSU Countdown held an event featuring WSU faculty to discuss how climate change is impacting people locally and worldwide.  There are areas of...

One graduate resident at Yakama Village says there is a large buildup of recycling outside the complex.

Recycling bins removed without warning or explanation, student claims

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2020

WSU removed recycling bins from several student housing complexes without telling residents, claimed one graduate resident at Yakama Village, who raised concerns that the WSU administration no longer cares...

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University...

Whitman County’s solid waste transfer station implemented a card machine that allows customers to pay without breaking social distancing rules.

Whitman County waste station accepts credit cards

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter May 18, 2020

Whitman County’s solid waste drop-off locations now allow customers to pay with credit and debit cards, according to the waste station’s director.  David Nails, solid waste and recycling director...

School district recognized for continued sustainability effort

School district recognized for continued sustainability effort

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 30, 2020

Teachers and staff at the Pullman School District implement sustainability education through planting trees and creating owl boxes. This effort led to the district being named one of the 2020 U.S. Department...

A dumpster full of recyclable plastic bottles stands in the middle of a building. WSU Waste Management enacted the change because China stopped accepting recyclable materials from the United States.

‘When in doubt, throw it out’

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter January 17, 2020

WSU Waste Management has recently made changes to the recyclable materials that they are accepting. They are only accepting clean metal cans and specific plastic bottles. Nathan Kite, WSU Waste...

Residents of Kooskia, Idaho spend Saturday, Oct. 5 grinding apples for Tahoe Qru, the town’s tiny volunteer EMT building.

A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainability

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 13, 2019

KOOSKIA, ID — Irene Finehout dug through a plastic crate, her fuzzy green hat shielding her from a slight drizzle. In the parking lot of this small town’s volunteer EMT center off the highway, Finehout...

Rick Finch, manager of WSU waste management, says contaminated material in recycling bins lower the market value and cannot be recycled.

University increases campus recycling efforts

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2019

WSU waste management invested about $4,000 in new recycling signs around campus to specify what items can be recycled or not in an effort to decrease contamination. Rick Finch, manager of WSU waste...

“This [climate change] is an emergency, we’re not going to vote-with-our-dollar our way out of this,” Michelle Decourcey, clinical pathologist at WSU’s teaching veterinary hospital, said.

A Wasteful Life: Palouse locals advocate for no-plastic life

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 9, 2019

Alice Ma has used the same eating utensils since 2011.  The WSU dietitian unsheaths a bamboo fork, a spoon, a pair of chopsticks and a knife from the red-and-white vinyl case. It’s the color of her...

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