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Higher Ed Zero Waste Research News
Connecting higher education and the sustainable resource management industry


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In this Issue:

- Social and Environmental Justice Scholarship Program Open

- National Recycling Congress Resumes! - Campus Session Slated

- National Recycling Awards - Nominations Due September 27

- Recycling Infrastructure Plan Released - Schools to Benefit - Your Help Needed!

- Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management Program - Discount available

- CURC Annual Workshop: Community Connections, September 30

- Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!  Recommended Job Boards for You


Social and Environmental Justice Student Scholarships Available
National Recycling Coalition's Murray J. Fox Scholarship Applications Due 10/1

Students with a passion for social and environmental justice principles and an interest in a career in the US’s $236-billion-dollar recycling industry are urged to apply by Oct. 1st for a 2021 Murray J. Fox Scholarship of $2000.  It is anticipated that three scholarships will be awarded. Funds are provided to assist with education expenses, along with membership in the National Recycling Coalition, plus admission to the National Recycling Congress, November 3-4.

The Murray J. Fox Scholarship Fund was created in 1994 to honor one of the founding members of the National Recycling Coalition, the country’s oldest recycling advocacy organization. The endowment allows the organization to continue Fox’s legacy of fostering future leaders, and more than $135,000 has been awarded to dozens of students to date. A tribute to Fox is posted at the NRC Campus Council's web page.
Examples of advancing social and environmental justice aspects of the recycling industry include COVID safety for custodians, climate action, methods to promote diversity withing the recycling industry, etc.

Easy-to-complete applications are due October 1, 2021. Access Applications at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fox2021


Students must provide 250-500 words describing their interest. Recipients will be announced at the NRC's Virtual Congress on November 3rd.  Submit questions to the NRC's Campus Council: Campus...@NRCrecycles.org.  More information is available at https://nrcrecycles.org/campus

2021 National Recycling Congress

Early Bird Registration is open and the Program/Session topics are shaping up to include a wide variety of critical and innovative issues.  NRC is pleased to be partnering with the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR) for the 2021 Congress, November 3-4.  The Congress is the premier two-day educational and networking event covering issues of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, market development, buy recycled, equity and diversity, and more, organized by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC).  Check out the developing program and register at https://nrcrecycles.org/2021-national-recycling-congress


Just Announced:  Campus Session on Best Practices.  Wednesday, 11/3 12-1:15 EST




NRC Awards - Nominations Due September 27

Spread the Word! The National Recycling Coalition announces the “Call for Nominations” for the 2021 Awards – with awards presented at the National Recycling Congress, to be held virtually on November 3-4, 2021. The NRC Awards seek to recognize the best of the best in recycling, organics, or reduction. Nominate the best programs or individual you know in the following categories (criteria below the awards). All you need to do is write TWO word documents – a summary of 150 words and 500 words or less on how the nominee meets the criteria (self-nominations allowed). Then click on link and copy and paste into this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRCAwards2021


Recycling Infrastructure Plan Released

Washington, D.C. – The Recycling Is Infrastructure Too! Campaign released its first Recycling Infrastructure Plan today. There are a total of 50 initiatives and requests for funding of $3.3 billion in physical infrastructure, and $3.3 billion for Infrastructure Support Policies and Programs for the first year. Over a three year period, the Plan recommends a total investment of $16.3 billion. The National Recycling Coalition (NRC), the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and Zero Waste USA issued a request for the inclusion of “waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting that will stem climate disruption, address racial justice, and create thousands of jobs throughout the country” in a March 31st press release. This Recycling Infrastructure Plan is the follow-up, with detailed policies and programs that should be included in the infrastructure discussions on Capitol Hill.


Take Action!
Numerous initiatives could directly support college and universities, including a national intern program.  Here's how you can help move them forward as law by acting soon:

  1. Read and share the American Recycling Infrastructure Plan.  Which initiatives are most needed to support your program?
  2. Contact your Congressional representatives.  Calls are powerful.  Here’s a LINK to Congressional phone numbers: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
  3. Here’s a sample phone script

Questions?  Contact: cha...@nrcrecycles.org



Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management Program
Enroll for Fall now, Discounts Available
This certificate program covers a broad range of topics including: solid waste, recycling, reuse, composting and Zero Waste. Courses complement numerous fields of upper division and graduate level study.  The program is designed to meet the rising demand for professionals in Zero Waste, Sustainability, and Resource Management . Earn 3.0 CEUs from San Jose State University and Certificate. Accredited by the National Standards Board of the National Recycling Coalition.

The certification program includes:
-Sixteen (16) online self-paced courses provide 30 hours of learning content;
-Certification test prep class
-Short assignments based on real-world application and research
- Student discussion forum
-Supplemental resource list and reading materials
-Additional pre-recorded and live webinars

Discount Available.  Register soon for 25% off tuition.  Use Code "DeBellP3"
Course catalog available at 

College and University Recycling Coalition Annual Workshop:  Community Connections

September 30 12-4 pm, Register http://curc3r.org


CURC’s annual workshop will focus on what connections that can be cultivated for a just and zero waste future.

This program will be a series of presentations on different ways colleges and universities can collaborate with colleagues, campus populations, and community organizations. The last hour of the workshop will involve breakout sessions by region to discuss opportunities for collaboration.


Job Boards

Compilation of job boards in the U.S. www.colorado.edu/ecenter/job-listings

Submit corrections, additions to: zero...@colorado.edu






about the Higher Ed Zero Waste Research Newsletter
Editor, Jack DeBell, (University of Colorado at Boulder-retired), compiles and periodically shares accomplishments and opportunities with the objective of better connecting collegiate affiliates and the sustainable resource management industry.  Subscriber information is never shared.  Participation is always welcomed.  Previous newsletters and subscription information at previous newsletters and subscription information at: https://debellp3.mailchimpsites.com/newsletters



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Sep 22, 2021, 2:13:22 PMSep 22
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Thank you! Shared with EEAC-NYC.org listserv (Environmental Advisory Council of NYC) 

MARY MOST, EEAC Membership Secretary / Treasurer
Environmental Education Advisory Council | www.eeac-nyc.org

Senior Grants Manager and Contracts Analyst
Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability
NYC Department of Sanitation

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