ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE RECEIVES 2014 ROCKLAND RECYCLES AWARD

Sr. Mary​Ann Summa and Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick
Sr. Mary​Ann Summa and Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick

In a ceremony on June 1, 2014, St. Thomas Aquinas College received the 2014 Rockland Recycles Award, presented by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority. The award was presented in conjunction with fifth annual Rockland Environmental Day. Other recipients included eWorks at ARC of Rockland and the Village of Nyack. “The Rockland Recycles Awards is a way to showcase the commitment and dedication to the environment by these entities,” said Anna Roppolo, executive director of the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority. “The community should support and commend those businesses, schools, institutions and organizations that go the extra mile to lessen their impact on our planet.”

Each year the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority recognizes excellence in recycling and/or waste prevention/reduction programs. The goal is to highlight the successes of organizations, agencies, businesses, institutions, schools, and government entities that go beyond the norm to advance recycling and/or waste prevention/reduction and to make these examples available to others who may use them as models. Awards are given to the three most outstanding programs identified. “The college continues to make efforts to reduce its carbon footprint,” said Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, president of the college. “As an institution, we understand that the sooner we implement strategies to reduce our waste and educate our community on the environmental impacts of doing so, the greater the chance of improving the situation for future generations of students.”