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Sustainability At RIT

Sustainability Spotlight

There are a lot of people on campus working hard to advance sustainability at RIT.  The Sustainability Spotlight is an opportunity for us to highlight some of those efforts.  We will add to the spotlight every month, so check back regularly. If you know of a project or someone that should be in the sustainability spotlight email us and tell us about them.

Design on a Dime

What happens when you mix a pile of discarded materials, a little bit of elbow grease, and $24 with a little imagination?

You go from this:  

to this!

Craig Hauschild, Grounds Foreman in Housing Operations, is always looking for ways to reuse materials in his projects as a way to save both money and natural resources.  Housing had been planning to refurbish the picnic areas in University Commons.  So when one of Craig’s seasonal employees, Jason Skipper, spotted a pile of scrap marble, a redesign project was born.

The marble was reused to create a defined entrance to the picnic areas.  Surplus shrubs from the Global Village landscape project and some daylilies separated from some older plants were added for a nice finishing touch.

Total project cost: $24 worth of concrete and some sweat equity.  A big thank you to Craig and his staff!