North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Media sources report recent news and video stories about College events and sustainability efforts.
NapervillePatch:
Going Green, one business at a time” features interview with Abby Hahne about North Central’s sustainability efforts
Students learn to stomp like the Spaniards” features video and article about College's flamenco dance classes



College puts used food oil to good use

College puts used food oil to good use

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As part of its sustainability efforts, the College recently signed a contract with Darling International, Inc. to serve as its used fuel oil and grease waste hauler. Used oil from fryers in both Kaufman Dining Hall and The Cage will be used in making “green” diesel and bioplastics.



Campus sustainability, recycling news

Campus sustainability, recycling news

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In an attempt to dispel the recurring recycling rumor—“All the recycling ends up in the trash…”—the Sustainability Committee decided to give the campus recycling dumpsters a paint job. There should be no more confusion for students, faculty and staff. The recycling dumpsters around campus have been painted blue to complement the indoor and outdoor commingle program.



Cardinal green site is live

Cardinal green site is live

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The Cardinal green website has been updated. Located under “About us” and “Sustainability Central” near the bottom of the College’s homepage, the new site includes all kinds of information about the College’s commitment and progress toward sustainability. You’ll find news about current programs and their positive effects, as well as links to pages about recycling and waste efforts, sustainable dining, alternative transportation, buildings and landscape, and more.



College's recycled holiday greenery benefits wildlife

College's recycled holiday greenery benefits wildlife

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Continuing its commitment to sustainability, North Central discovered a new way to take down last season’s holiday decorations. Trees and garland from Wentz Concert Hall, A.A. Smith House and other campus locations were donated to the Willowbrook Wildlife Center to be used as animal habitats. Willowbrook will use the holiday greenery decorations to create habitats for the injured animals the center helps rehabilitate.



Have a green holiday: Recycle holiday lights

Have a green holiday: Recycle holiday lights

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North Central is taking advantage of the City of Naperville’s holiday light strand recycling program. This season alone, the College has deferred some 20 strands from a landfill and expects to recycle more as lights burn out during the holiday season.



Theatre sets from “Phantom” go green

Theatre sets from “Phantom” go green

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Ever wonder what happens to all the set materials from a large North Central production, like those from “The Phantom of the Opera”? In the past, old sets were loaded into a dumpster and hauled to a landfill, but not this year. The theatre department has taken a new, sustainable approach that’s both cost and environmentally friendly.



Strong winds, a scoreboard and lost tree

Strong winds, a scoreboard and lost tree

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Did you hear about the tree that almost took out the College’s scoreboard? Last month’s wind storms damaged a few trees around campus. However, looking on the bright side, this was the first chance to use the campus tree survey, initiated by Abby Hahne, sustainability coordinator. The survey revealed that the tree near the scoreboard, which was completely knocked over by the wind, was a Silver Maple (tree #626 of 794 total campus trees). At 50 inches in diameter, it was the second largest tree on campus.



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