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Landfill on the Lawn protest

Format
Online
Title
Landfill on the Lawn protest
Series
Inside UVa, Volume 22, Issue 19
Creator
Marshall, Michael
Date Created
1992-09-23
Description
The Green Alliance for Environmental Action, a coalition of student environmental groups, sponsored the second Landfill on the Lawn on September 23, 1992, on the South Lawn to ensure, as organizer Jason Titus said, that "the central Grounds has recycling one day a year." After sorting nearly a ton of trash collected from eight buildings, student volunteers determined that 83 percent of what was thrown out could be recycled. At Carruthers Hall, where the University's recycling program is already established, a similar assay found that only 31 percent of the trash was recyclable.
Type
black-and-white negatives
Location
Media Relations, University of Virginia Office of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
prints11630
Collection
University of Virginia Visual History Collection
Call Number
RG-30/1/10.011