Waste and recycling assessment
Millsaps College Applied Anthropology class
in SOAN 4750: Applied Anthropology designed and excuted a study of
waste and recycling on Millsaps College campus to bring "attention to
the damages we as a society inflict on our planet, wishing to exemplify
environmental stewardship as a community and assist Millsaps College in
becoming a greater leader in sustainable efforts overall. As students
and leaders of an exceptional liberal arts institution in the heart of
the most consumptive country in the world, we feel it is imperative
that we lead the way to an ethic of ecological protection, beginning
with what we leave behind, our waste." Download report here.
The class project was featured in the Purple and White. Download article here.
the process of compiling the report, students had the opportunity to
reflect on sustainability and definitions of waste. They also began to
pay attention to the important role that staff play in the daily
operations of the college. Several essays are tributes to the hard work
of maintenance and other college staff. You may read their essays below.
Nadia Al Hashimi