Reduce, reuse, recycle is a familiar phrase to most of us. However, the reality is that most of us are not recycling correctly. To help remedy this, Luke Giunta ‘21 has focused on creating and hanging up instructional posters around Le Moyne’s campus detailing what types of items are recyclable.
An environmental science systems major, co-president of FORCES (Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship) and a member of Le Moyne’s Sustainability Steering Committee, Giunta has no shortage of ideas for how to make the campus more eco-friendly. While he hopes to reduce single-use plastics and make composting more widely accessible, he asserts that the most important change has to come from within. “The biggest aspect of improving a college’s sustainability is changing the culture—making people more environmentally conscious,” he says.
As Giunta continues to work toward creating a more sustainable campus, he is beginning to see the fruits of his labor. “That change in culture is already starting,” he notes.