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Loyola University New Orleans residence halls To feature new recycling program during move-in days

Loyola press release - August 22, 2001

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans will welcome 880 new freshmen with a new program designed to diminish greatly the amount of boxes and cartons trashed after move-in day, August 24, in the residence halls. The program, "The Pick-up Line," is a brainstorm of Lisa Boe, assistant to the director of the Environmental Communication program, and will remove about seven tons of refuse from local dumpsters and landfills.

Students will bring boxes to pick-up spots in the halls where the boxes will be picked up and taken to a storage unit. Boxes unfit for further use will be recycled first. When they students move out of the halls, the boxes will available for students to buy at a substantially lower cost than can be found anywhere else.

The monies generated by the box sale are intended to fund a $1000 scholarship for a freshman entering Loyola with an interest in environmental communications. It will be awarded to a high school senior who has participated the High School Environmental Communication Journalism Workshop held every fall. Any additional money will go into a fund to endow the scholarship for future years.

The intention of the program is to raise awareness of environmental issues on campus, give all involved organizations visibility with the new freshmen population and provide an economically beneficial solution superior to the alternative. The program was created with the full support and cooperation of many other campus offices: Residential Life, Student Affairs, Student Activities, Public Safety and Physical Plant. For more information on "The Pick-up Line," contact Lisa Boe, 865-3797.