When shopping, bring your own shopping bag.  Refuse additional plastic bags from stores.

Avoid buying disposables such as flashlights, cameras and pens.

Use gift bags they are always reused!






Office of Environmental Sustainability
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle


Recycling Memorial Day!

Memorial Day. The unofficial kick-off to summer!

Backyard barbeques, and stress-free long weekends with friends and family.

You can make a Difference EVERY DAY REDUCE what you use and throw away REUSE and RECYCLE All You Can
  • Many Lackawanna County students are recycling school paper in the County’s 7th Annual Earth Month GreenSylvania Competition.
  • Last year our students recycled over 10 ton of paper!
  • Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees.
  • To grow a pound of wood a tree uses 1.47 lbs of carbon dioxide and gives us 1.07 lbs of oxygen.
  • Earth’s forests are the lungs of the world. We depend on them for the air we breathe.
  • Americans recycle or reuse almost 250 million lbs of paper Every Day.
  • More than 50% of all paper products in the U.S. are made from recycled paper.

Help our Earth and Recycle All of the Paper at Home, Work & School