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Local colleges are growing greener and offering incentives, including cash and prizes to entice students to buy into the movement

The first couple of weeks have been a booming success,” Bouchard said. “It’s still too early to tell. But a lot of thought went into this.” At the moment, four UNO machines are located in the laundry rooms of Town Houses, occupied primarily by juniors on the Fairfield University campus. Dana August, a junior and president of the Fairfield University Student Environmental Association, pointed out that the students pushed for more recycling on campus. “It makes students more aware of recycling. It’s something they will hopefully embrace when they graduate.”

Published in Fairfield and Westport Minuteman on 10/8/09

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