By Michelle Durham

By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local non-profit wants the area colleges and universities to become “greener” and they are rolling out a program that will go a long way to reducing the amount of waste they produce.

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“We’ve cultivated a group of sustainability and higher education experts to give college campuses an overview of eco-friendly tips to help them implement more sustainable practices on their campuses,” says program manager for university relations and student engagement at Campus Philly Dave Lanza.

(Credit: Dave Lanza)

(Credit: Dave Lanza)

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He says there are over 100 colleges in Greater Philadelphia so this program will make a big impact to the ecosystem without creating a tremendous burden.

“Investing in more recyclable office supplies, low flush toilets, even improving the recycling and waste management programs they already have by relocating recycling and trash bins. Easy things that students, faculty and staff can implement,” says Lanza.

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