Clay’s Green Corner

Greetings Earthlings! The Green Corner is anticipating a very busy summer here at The University of Rochester. An event that is soon to arrive and you better get ready is our second annual Shred Fest. On Friday, July 20 an eager team (a little too eager sometimes) of University Facilities and Services staff along with students and our vendor Iron Mountain, will be collecting your personal documents and safely and securely will destroy and recycle those documents right before your very eyes. This event is open to members of the UR community. So faculty, staff, students, docs, nurses any of our 20,000+ employees are invited to visit with us and breathe a sigh of relief that your personal papers are carefully disposed. Here’s what you can bring: paper (any color), folders, we can even accept documents that are stapled, or held together with small binder clips and rubber bands. What you can’t bring (hey, we’re not Santa Claus, ya know): cardboard, phone books, hard copy books, plastics, metals, CD’s, DVD’s, trash and hazardous materials. Most importantly: no departmental items will be accepted. This is a gesture from UR Facilities and Iron Mountain to you, our colleagues. Departments must comply with their individual/state/federal regulations on the disposal of work-related records.

Some of us will be bright-eyed and bushy tailed (kidz, ask your parents) and ready for you from 7AM to 4:30PM  at Park Lot. Visit www.rochester.edu/sustainability for a map of the area. So enjoy this hot weekend by attacking your attic, garage or basement and get your papers in order. Stop by on 7/20 and you’ll be greeted by friendly faces delivering efficient service just for YOU. Because that’s how we roll.

Speaking of rolling, the Green Corner would like to take this opportunity to say hail and farewell to colleague George Wiegand. Today George retires after 23 years of service in our Campus Planning Design and Construction Management group (they are the ones that are literally growing the University of Rochester). George is one of my favorite human beings, ever. His office is across the hall from me and the fact he puts up with that is enough to give him a medal. George is a kind, good natured fellow, quick with a smile and a laugh. I’ve never seen or heard a discouraging word from him and working along side a person like George makes work fun. We all have bad days. I knew when I would see George I’d smile and my day got immediately better. So, George, enjoy your retirement. You’ve earned it. And if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say “Hi”. We’ll miss you. Take care.

One Reply to “Clay’s Green Corner”

  1. I think this is a wonderful perk by the U of R and iron mountain, and I hope it is something that continues to be a part of the U of R Going Green efforts at helping our environment.

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