The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 31, 1999, Page 7, Image 7

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    Program pushes
recycling in class
By Ted McCaslin
Staff writer
A pilot recycling program at UNL
is designed to make yesterday’s news
more useful for tomorrow.
ASUN’s Environmental Issues
Subcommittee and UNL’s Recycling
Services launched a program March
24 to make sure some of the newspa
pers left in classrooms are reused.
Rooms 110 and 114 of Hamilton
Hall now have recycling bins that are
designed to encourage more recy
cling on campus.
Each room is equipped with three
bins: one for newspaper, one for bot
tles and cans and one for trash.
Before this, only a trash bin was
“There is a large problem with
people leaving DNs and recyclable
materials in class,” said Brad
Schaeppi, Environmental Issues
Subcommittee member.
Five committee members are par
ticipating in the six-week, trial pro
gram by monitoring use of the new
bins daily.
Schaeppi said he hoped the pro
gram would be successful and that
similar bins would be placed in larger
classrooms throughout campus.
“The program’s goal is to have a
recycling option at every trash can,”
he said.
Recycling Coordinator Dale
Ekart said he had tried to place recy
cling bins in traffic paths.
“We need to analyze if people will
use (the Hamilton Hall trial bins),” he
If the program works, Ekart said,
There is a large
problem with people
leaving DNs and
recyclable material
in class!*
Brad Schaeppi
environmental committee member
he would like to see bins in the larger
classrooms, even though it could be
“If there’s one in every class, it’s a
lot to buy and service them,” he said.
As much as 50 percent of the
recyclable material in classroom
halls is taken away as trash, Ekart
“If (material) is put into a trash
container it will stay as trash,” Ekart
The same is true for material left
on classroom floors.
“A lot of what is left on the floor is
basically beverage containers, news
papers and maybe candy wrappers,”
Ekart said.
The pilot program, designed by
the Environmental Issues
Subcommittee last fall, would not be
possible without input from
Recycling Services and Custodial
Services, Schaeppi said.
The program is relying on student
participation, he said.
“It’s through everybody’s support
that this will be successful.”
Church rebuilds a
stronger foundation
CHURCH from page 1
■ renovating the church’s nursery
and kitchen, which are also in the
■ repairing and refurbishing
cracked stained glassed windows.
The main concern, Saddler said,
is finding a way to redo the church
basement, which has slowly deterio
rated since the church’s establish
ment in 1906.
Christ Temple Mission was for
merly known as Vine Congregational
Saddler said he was inspired by
the university’s efforts to help out his
church in meeting its goals for the
Berryman said the project takes
the place of a final exam in all three
of the classes involved, Physical
Environmental Systems I and II and a
class completing its senior project.
Each class, headed by a different
instructor, concentrates on a specific
element in the study of the church, he
This includes a mechanical feasi
bility study and an electrical feasibil
ity study, Berryman said.
Terry Stentz, assistant professor
of construction management, said his
class’s electrical feasibility study
included an evaluation of the church’s
heating and air conditioning systems,
bathroom and kitchen wiring and
inside and outside lighting and
Tim Wentz, assistant professor of
construction management, who
heads the mechanical feasibility
class, said his students’ study of the
church also includes an evaluation of
heating and cooling systems.
Other studies, he said, involve
assessing the comfort, indoor air
quality and domestic water.
Thomas Kusek, a senior in
Berryman’s class, said his group’s
The church is really
going to benefit from
this. They can take a
lot of different ideas
and come up with
their own.”
Elisa Gaskin
main concern was figuring out a way
to deal with a collapsed basement
wall on the north side of the church.
“(The church) has some serious
structural issues to deal with,” Kusek
said. “It looks like the structural walls
are deteriorated to the point where
they may possibly need a full remod
eled basement.”
Kusek said the class project unit
ed the university and the general
“Hopefully, the things we do in
our presentation will help (the
church) understand what the (engi
neer’s) language is,” he said.
“It will provide them with the
types of questions they can ask archi
tects and engineers.”
Elisa Gaskin, also a student in
Berryman’s class, said the project
would pay off in the long run, both for
the church and the university.
“The church is really going to
gain a lot of benefit from this. They
can take a lot of different ideas and
come up with their own,” she said.
“It may be something small and
minute, but it gives the university a
good name. It’s something the univer
sity can do to help the community.”
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