Jimmy Wright is the Eco-Leader for the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department in the College of Natural Resources. He says he is very fortunate to work with such a wonderful and diverse group of people, who are eager to use double sided features for printing, and who actively participate in recycling. He believes it takes a whole community to bring real change, and everyone he works with has been willing to participate and be supportive of reducing waste, recycling, and reusing in his department. He loves his office plants, and is always eager to grow something new, which composting has been very helpful with. In addition to being Eco-Leader, Jimmy has not driven a car since 1999, as he prefers to bike or ride the bus. One of his favorite past-times while waiting for the bus is to count how many cars have just one person in them vs. multiple people per vehicle, he reports this morning of the 76 cars he saw, just 4 had more than one person in the vehicle. Meanwhile, he says, people think they need to drive everywhere, but we have a great bus system in place, and the reality is, most folks could save some cash and help the earth out by choosing to use the bussing system instead of driving every day.
Jimmy's office was one of the first offices to compost on campus (even before this green action was listed in our Green Office Program checklist!)