With the help of faculty and students, Baruch's Task Force on Sustainability created the recycling program called "Take It with You."
Posters have been placed throughout Baruch campuses advocating the slogan "Take it with you." The designs are eye-catching in various colors.
According to the mission statement of CUNY Task Force, "The CUNY Sustainability Project was given institutional clarity and impetus through the acceptance by Chancellor Goldstein of Mayor Bloomberg's ‘30 in10' Challenge.
This challenge will motivate New York City's public and private universities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2017."
With its partnerships, Baruch's sustainability committee advocates building upon relationships as well as promoting sustainability amongst students.
"The new recycling program will be a positive addition in helping Baruch make a mark in its green thumb print. I for one would like to be a part of it." said Maria Jose, a student at Baruch.
Even though individuals think recycling would be a good idea, acting out the project will take a little more activism.
It has been observed that although students support the idea of recycling, the amount of trash recycled at the end of the day suggests differently. Students, as well as faculty members just are not conscious to the idea of putting trash items in their respective places.
Taking trash cans out of the classroom that were then moved to the atrium seems a little farfetched.
The absence of trash cans in classrooms have forced faculty as well as students to dispose of recycling in the only place possible, in the garbage cans.
But ever since the implementation of the program "Take It with You," the Baruch community can now dispose of recyclable material in the right places.
As appeared on the mission statement, "The Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability's mission is to create a culture within the Baruch community – students, faculty and staff – which understands, values and practices sustainability, and seeks to solve local, regional and global sustainability challenges."
Not only do they try to seek to increase sustainability for the present generation, but they also challenge the obstacles for future generations.
The Task Force on Sustainability hosts various forums on increased involvement of the community. The job fairs are targeted to aid people in starting their own sustainable organizations.
Individuals do not recycle if they do not have the proper means of doing so. Now that there are outlets for disposal, recycling should increase amongst the Baruch College atmosphere.
Increased knowledge of the "Take It With You" Program will help aid in the success of cleaning up Baruch classrooms.
"The Task Force on Sustainability came up with the plan to raise awareness of recycling and to encourage participants to join," said Matthew LePere of the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
Following this, there will be banners as well as an email issued to ensure a wider audience is reached.