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Tell me what you all think. We can always change things up. Still awaiting for James part, but this is not the final copy.

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2. Recycling
Currently the school and hotel have a shortage of recycle bins.
The limited amount of trash cans adds to the problem because students throw trash in recycle bins.
The University is not doing its part in collecting recycle bins.
The outdoor recycle bins regularly get changed, but not collected.
Results in the recyclable goods being thrown away by Hilton hotel employees.
3. Recycling
Placing more recycle bins in heavily traffic areas would help get more students recycling
Havea three compartment recycle bin for paper, plastic, metal and glass.
Have a trash can at each recycle bin.
4. Recycling
A cardboard and paper compacter put into the trash collection area of the hotel would be a great benefit.
The school and hotel have a large amount of cardboard and paper waste.
Placing a designated area where this waste could be collected and recycled would be very beneficial.
The compacted paper could then be brought to the university recycling center to be processed.
5. Recycling
In order for the bins and paper compacted to be used effectively, the students have to do their part.
Students must get involved in the recycling program in order for it to work
Have students alert Hilton employees when bins are getting full
School wide recycling attitude will make a big difference.
6. Cougar Grounds Coffee Cups
Encourage students and faculty to bring their own coffee mugs and tumblers from home.
This will help reduce waste and costs for Cougar Grounds and the University of Houston.
For incentive, give students and faculty a discount or a frequent buyer card that gives free coffee or other discounts.
7. Some Numbers and Facts
Small cups, 12 oz,-1,000 cups per box at $46.52 per case. Typical case lasts about two weeks
Medium cups 16 oz,-1,000 cups per box at $52.56 per case. Typical case lasts about a week and a half.
Large cups 26 oz,-600 cups per box at $41.19 per case. Typical case lasts about two weeks.
If we can encourage more students and faculty to bring a mug or coffee tumbler, we could considerably reduce waste.
Incentives to encourage less waste.
8. Organic Garden
To implement the start up and upkeep of an organic garden as an elective course for use in the hotel and classrooms.
The herbs, fruits, and vegetables could be used in the Foods classes as well as used in Barrons and Erics.
This will give students an idea of how to grow and maintain an organic garden pesticide free, which is a continuing trend in the hospitality industry.
Need support of a teacher with the passion of organic foods. Possibly someone on the green committee.
9. Basics of Organic Gardening
Use of animal or vegetable fertilizers instead of pesticides.
Increasing the natural health of the soil, choosing appropriate plants that are suited to your area, and working with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden.
Organic production reduces health risks that are normally found with the use of pesticides.
Organic foods are shown to be rich in vitamins and minerals otherwise not seen in pesticide grown foods.
Organic growing is shown to be less harmful to the environment
Organic pesticides tend to cost the same or less than chemically produced pesticides.
10. Fruits and Vegetables to plant in Texas:
Vegetables1. Peas2. Green Beans3. Tomatoes4. Peppers5. Lettuce6. Onions7. Parsley8. Cucumbers9. Squash10. Carrots
Fruits1. Strawberries2. Blueberries3. Blackberries4. Raspberries5. Watermelon6. Peaches7. Nectarines8. Plums9. Figs10. Loquats
11. Recycling Organic Waste
Largest Recyclable Waste
Erics Restaurant
Student Operated Barrons Restaurant
Cougar Grounds
Food Production Classes
Adds up to 8,200 lbs per month
98,000 lbs per year!
12. Recycling Organic Waste
Waste From Restaurants typically 76% organic.
Creating organic waste to earth friendly compost.
C.L.A.S.P.

  • Community Learning Agricultural Sustainability Program

Have designated trash bins for Food Waste Only.
13. Reducing Carbon Emission
Incandescent Light Bulbs
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
14. Reducing Carbon Emission
515 Bulbs
Incandescent Light Bulbs
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
$562
Average Cost $1.35 per bulb
Average Lifespan of 1,500 hours
60,000 hours of lighting per month
3,600 KWh per bulb
Average 1.37lbs C02 per KWh
4,932 lbs C02
Average Cost $2.45 per bulb
Average Lifespan of 10,000 hours
60,000 hours of lighting per month
840 KWh per bulb
Average 1.37lbs C02 per KWh
1,150 lbs C02
8,500 hrs
2,760 KWh
3,782 lbs
15. Reducing Carbon Emission
Incandescent Light Bulbs
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
43,235 KWh
$9,868
60,000 lbs C02