PLNU Named a San Diego Recycler of the Year

Monday, April 23, 2012

Point Loma Nazarene University has been named one of the City of San Diego's "Recyclers of the Year." The winners of the 20th Annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards were honored April 12 at the San Diego Zoo. 

The awards are given to recognize businesses and nonprofit organizations that help reduce waste, especially waste that would have otherwise ended up at the Miramar Landfill.

PLNU was honored alongside other environmentally savvy organizations such as the New Children's Museum, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo Global, Qualcomm, Albertson's, and the San Diego Padres.

Among PLNU's many green efforts are a solar panel system providing nearly a megawatt of photovoltaic solar power; solar powered hot water heating in the residence halls; wide scale recycling; food waste composting; water-saving efforts such as dual-flush toilets, waterless urinals, water-saving shower switches, filtered water "hydration stations" on campus where students can fill up reusable water bottles; and educational and awareness building efforts such as a minor in sustainability and an annual "Creation Care Week."

"We are honored to be one of San Diego's Recyclers of the Year," said campus sustainability coordinator Alexandria Bennett. "Caring for God's creation is one of the university's core values, and we are committed to continually striving to be wise stewards of the earth and its resources."