No matter the weather conditions, recyclers make daily rounds to residence halls and academic building to collect recyclables, redeemables, and compost.
Recyclables, such as paper, plastic, metal, and carboard, are dropped off at a Winneshiek County Recycling collection site by facilities. Redeemables are kept in the garage of the sustainability house until sorted and collected. Collected compost is added to the Luther compost pile, to later be used as fertilizer for the Luther Gardens.
Kelsey Agather ('16) is majoring in Spanish and is part of PALS. She likes working for recycling because sustainability is a big part of her life, and working for recycling helps her appreciate all that Luther is doing to lessen its impact on the environment.
Jordan Anderson ('17) plans to major in Political Science and Environmental Studies with a policy focus. He plays bass trombone, and is a part of the LC Democrats. He enjoys being on the recycling team because he enjoys doing what he can to help the environment and be a part of the eco-conscious community that Luther has developed.
Grant Diedrich ('17) is majoring in Psychology. He is part of the Luther Association of Gamers and the Psychology Club. He likes working for recycling because it is a fun job with good people.
Matt Freburg ('15) is an Environmental Studies (policy) major with a minor in Spanish. He enjoys playing video games, watching movies, reading books, hanging out with friends, eating food, and helping other people when they need it. He is into 'going green' in the little ways he can. He believes being involved with the recycling crew/CSC will help him 'go green' (at least a little) and become more friendly towards the environment little by little.
Kristina Johnson ('18) is an Environmental Studies major. She is involved in the Aurora Choir, Luther Outdoor Recreation, Luther Campus Ministry, and also works at the Luther Gardens. She enjoys working for recycling because it is satisfying to know that the work she is doing helps promote a more sustainable campus and community.
Hunter Lynch ('16) is a Computer Science major. He is involved in Track and Field and likes working for recycling because of the program's positive reputation, and that he is helping make Luther a better place. He believes that recycling is an important part of Luther's sustainability goals.
Joseph Miller ('16) is an Elementary Education major.
Jess Morrill ('17) is a Biology major and a Psychology minor. She participates in Luther Track & Field, APO, and Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys working for recycling because she wants to help the environment and educate others on how recycling just one bottle can do a lot for our Earth.
Matt Rosene ('15) is a Biology major from Baraboo, WI. He also works for the college’s custodial department and competes for both Luther’s Cross Country team and Track team. His hobbies include reading and running.
Jack Rosenwinkel ('16) is studying Environmental Policy and Business Management. He loves being active here at Luther. He is involved with choir and the ultimate frisbee team. In the rest of his free time he loves to go outside and explore the land around Decorah, there is always something new to find!
"I really enjoy being a student recycler because I realize that the work I do reduces the waste of our school and helps to create a more sustainable community. As a recycler you grow an appreciation for the work and coordination that is required for the college to function and make further steps to being more environmentally friendly. The work is not always easy but it is always satisfying."
Kaia Will ('15) is a Sociology major with International Studies and Communications minors. She is involved in APO and plays soccer. Kaia enjoys working for recycling because she wants to support the Sustainability program and promote recycling.