Sullivan hosts "Making Recycled Paper" Seminar

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Erin Sullivan, Audio Visual Services Equipment Circulation Manager, hosted a seminar titled "Making Recycled Paper: From Waste to Good Taste!" on Thursday, April 25 from 12:45 - 1:30 pm in Hoyt's Chemistry Lab. Sullivan is a junior Environmental Science major from Aurora, Ohio.

Over 20 attendees had a chance to use paper, mesh screens and water to make their own piece of paper. The goal of this seminar was to show the campus what happens after you give paper for recycling.

"I think it is important to show people how to do the extraordinary tasks that have gotten us to where we are today," Sullivan shared. "Most paper products nowadays are recycled, from newspapers, to cereal boxes to the paper plates we eat off of."
 
Sullivan is an active member of AV's Green AV group, a group of student volunteers that meets at least once per month to discuss green issues, initiatives, and education for Westminster's Audio Visual department, the campus, and the surrounding community. She also has further promoted the recycling of paper by securing additional paper receptacles for the residence halls on behalf of Westminster's Sustainability Committee, of which she is an active member.
 
"We need to get to the point where it is second nature," said Sullivan. "I just know through growing up caring about conserving our natural resources and wanting to save the trees that I climbed throughout my childhood, what better way to promote the cause than to get involved hands on."
 
For more information contact AV Services at (724) 946-7188 or avtaff@westminster.edu.


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Sullivan (center) walks attendees through the paper-making process.




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