Introducing Sustainability to UNMs School of Architecture and Planning- Christian Reyling

The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has been experiencing issues with large amounts of waste being produced and a lack of facilities or proper instruction on how to dispose of this waste. Last semester a proposal to help reduce the amount of waste produced by this department was brought to action. Informational sessions for incoming students were created to teach sustainable fabrication methods. Recycle bins were introduced to the studios, fabrication lab, and printing lab to help offset the amount of waste produced. Last of all Re-use bins we introduced to target materials that’s cannot be recycled to allow for these materials to be used to their full extent before being discarded. The project is in its last phase which involves the deployment of the Re-use bins and waste reduction number look promising.

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