While some waste still made it into the landfills, this year’s “zero-landfill” W.I.L.D. concert diverted more waste than any W.I.L.D. before it. According to junior Emily Kent, co-chair of the Green Events Commission, a zero-waste event is defined as one in which at least 90 percent of waste is diverted from landfills.
This past Monday, I read a StudLife article (published by Matthew Curtis, titled “Fake sustainability robs students”) criticizing the efforts of Jake Lyonfields, SU’s executive adviser of sustainability, and members of SU’s Green Events Commission to end the distribution of plastic bags on our campus and establish a more sustainable campus bag policy.