Our spring 2013 efforts will focus on the waste produced in Denny Hall. In doing so, we’ll be directly testing the effectiveness of UW Recycling’s newest waste initiatives, and our results will be used to help inform future UW Recycling policy and to advance sustainable advocacy efforts on campus.
To carry out this work, we’ll need students to come and help us examine the trash produced by Denny Hall. We’ll provide all necessary training and safety equipment, and student participants will get the chance to:
1) participate in ongoing archaeological research right here on campus,
2) help UW strategically reduce the amount of landfill waste we produce annually (currently over 10 million annual pounds), and
3) earn 1 hour of course credit (listed under Archy 299, so this credit can count towards an Anthropology major).
What does participation entail?
Participants will be expected to attend one trash sorting session per week. Sorting sessions will be held at Raitt Hall from 4 PM to 6:30 PM on Monday and Wednesday evenings from April 8th through June 10th (although we won’t meet on May 6th, May 8th, or May 27th). For scheduling purposes we ask participants to consistently attend either Monday or Wednesday sessions rather than a mix of the two days. Space is limited in our sorting facility, so anyone interested in participating should indicate their preferred day on our online poll to make sure there is room. If you can make it to either session, feel free to select both days to let us know that you are flexible. Once you have indicated your preference, please write to Jack Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest, and (more importantly) to make sure he has your email address so that you can receive project-related correspondence.
Due to limited space, please also note that preference will be given to participants who are registered for Archy 299 course credit.
So what do I have to do to earn course credit?
To earn 1 hour of course (Archy 299) credit for spring quarter, you’ll need to complete the following:
1) Register for Archy 299 credit (see below).
2) Attend a full sorting session in at least 7 out of the 8 weeks they are held.
3) Have a good attitude and work hard when you attend sorting sessions.
4) Write a short (~250-300 word) blog post for the UWGP website for each sorting session you attend, and have each blog post’s quality approved by the instructor.
That’s it! Easy!
So how do I register for Archy 299 credit?
Again, start by picking your preferred day on our online poll. Once you have done that, contact Jack Johnson, the UWGP’s head honcho, at email@example.com, introduce yourself, and ask for an add code. If space is still available, you’ll get an add code within a day or two. Once you receive an add code, you’ll be able to register online using SLN# 10415 (please make sure to enter only 1 hour in the credit hours slot).
Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you this spring!