The mission of MIT Working Green is to develop and deliver programs that educate administrative and support staff about recycling, reducing and reusing goods. Efforts include identifying and addressing gaps in staff understanding about recycling as well as gaps in recycling resources and creating ways to increase recycling at MIT.
Working Green has been actively promoting recycling since 2000, when MIT's recycling rate was a very low 11%. Our efforts have been successful—in 2006, MIT received the Go Green Award from the City of Cambridge for reaching a 40% recycling rate in 2005!
The Working Green committee is always looking for people to help out in whatever way they can. We invite any MIT community member to participate. Volunteers range from Working Green committee members to Recycling Ambassadors to people who volunteer for one hour to sit at a table at an event.
Join us and make a difference in MIT's environmental footprint! Contact Working Green.