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1 Chemical Engineering IV 2012 Better Place Project

2 Address the trash issue in Burnett Woods Cleaned up the park once a week for a month Tie clean up of environment to environmental problems facing Chemical Engineering Field Discuss impact of clean environment Discuss Environmental Health and Safety roles within companies

3 “Community Service made me feel like I was giving back to the people who help me every day. It also gave me a much needed break from studying.” Nick Newell

4 “It’s important to keep the environment clean because if people live on the planet for thousands of years from now, we should attempt to keep it clean and livable for the future.” John Panning

5 “It’s important to keep the environment clean because it looks nice and it’s healthier for all inhabitants.” Richard Baxter

6 Litter carries germs Litter harms water quality Litter destroys ecosystems Can kill animal inhabitants Costs local authorities to clean up Lost recyclable material

7 30% of people litter Students are more likely to litter In 2005 lost scrap value of beverage bottles and cans exceeded $2.1 billion 27% of urban citizens litter as compared to 36% in rural environments 17% increase in amount of waste in bins from 2003 to 2004

8 Companies now focusing on cutting carbon emissions Companies have stricter regulatory requirements Many corporations have Environmental Health and Safety departments and programs (GE) Chemical Engineers have desired skill set to solve environmental problems

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10 “Being in a LC helped me get through freshman year by giving me a study group and a place to ask questions.” Richard Baxter “LC helped me find my way around campus, meet new people and form study groups.” “LC enabled me to meet new people and is a good way to get help if you need it.” “LC helped me get involved and active in the community. It also made me feel like I was going in the right direction with my schooling.” Nick Newell “LC allowed me to thrive as a freshman through meeting new people, making friends and forming study groups.” John Panning


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