Thursday, June 29, 2006

No More Styro!

Hello! Just wanted to share with y'all some good news for today, this time in the area of environmental responsibility. I went down to get some chow and was pleasantly surprised to know that styro containers are now banned from the CSB caf! Now isn't that something to smile about? Some concessionaires have not found replacements yet (hence no takeout) but Koi already has nice cardboard boxes for take out orders. I asked the staff the price difference of cardboard and styro and they said its P2 per which may be a substantial increase for the owners (unless they pass it on to the buyers) but then hey, it's our environment!

So kudos to GAS and to the people who pushed for this. Finally we're practicing what we're preaching in NATSCA2!

While we're on the topic, why don't we suggest other policies to cut down waste in our campus. Here's mine: put a box beside the accounting window where faculty get their checks so that they can recycle those small brown envelopes. Can you imagine how many we buy every month and worse, how many of these get chucked in the bin after the recipient gets the checks? There's no markings or names on the envelopes anyway so these can easily be recycled. I still remember years ago during my part time days when I would keep those just because I would feel guilty throwing them away. (Hello Ms Mayette!)

Anyway, here's to a greener world for us and the next generations!


At 12:52 PM , Blogger baybobjr said...

As of Wednesday, June 28, the AKIC cafeteria still uses styro. I hope this practice started at CSB Main is also implemented here at AKIC. Any small step towards environmental protection is a step for a cleaner earth.

As to the brown envelope, I remember always returning the brown envelope to the accounting staff, even encouraging them to request the faculty members to do the same. I was surprised when the staff told me that most faculty members insisted that they need the brown envelope. I sure hope those brown envelopes (a.k.a. TREES) don't end up in the waste can.

How about thinking of alternative ways of issuing the payslip and the cheque: Is it possible just to issue the cheque without the envelope? How about requiring the opening of ATM account? There must be a more efficient and environmental-friendly way of providing this service. What do you think?

At 5:07 PM , Blogger gerry said...

Hi bob

I'm sure the accounting will only be too willing to listen to our suggestions esp if these will cut down costs aside fr helping the environment.

but then, is there anyone fr accounting reading this blog?

At 2:15 PM , Blogger Witay said...

This environment-friendly "practice" has also pleased the NatSci faculty. I hope that the same can be done in the AKIC campus.

However, I must say that the self-bussing practice is more evident at the AKIC cafeteria, but not here at the Taft campus. I wonder if it would help to designate some OSB officers in the canteen... At least for a month until the community, especially the students get used to cleaning after their own mess.

At 3:28 PM , Blogger soc bacay said...

OSB will only be too happy to help in the implementation of the self bussing practice. Please provide us a copy of the written memo addressed to the students, faculty, and staff re this rule (student handbook

At 11:11 AM , Blogger Zaldi said...

A memo from whom?

At 2:11 PM , Blogger Sir ODie said...

If Ms. Soc Bacay is referring to the memo on self-bussing in the cafeteria, I believe she can secure a copy from the GAS Office.


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