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Battery Recycling Comes to Hunter

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Drop-off points for used household batteries are far and few between in NYC, so this is a welcome addition to Hunter's sustainability effort.  When batteries are thrown into the garbage, they usually end up in landfills.  The caustic acids they contain can leak out and leach into the soil and water table.  Stop by and put your spent batteries into these new, clear plastic, green-capped cylinders. 


68th St. Campus, Hunter North: outside room 857; inside room C-006; outside room 121; inside the Welcome Center; inside the Audio-Visual department

68th St. Campus, Hunter East: outside room 1211A

MFA Building: outside room 400

Campus Schools: inside the Faculty Lounge; near the Public Safety security desk

Brookdale: near the North and West building 1st floor elevators

School of Social Work: 4th floor, outside of the cafeteria and near the student lounge; 2nd floor, in the Library; third floor, classroom area

All batteries except car and computer batteries are considered "household" batteries.

 
 

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The HCSC is an outgrowth of PlaNYC 2030, as is Hunter's participation in the "30 in 10" Challenge. PlaNYC 2030 is Mayor Bloomberg's comprehensive vision for New York's growth over the next 18 years. Explore PlaNYC 2030.

 

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Have you ever wondered how much greenhouse gas emissions your household's activities generate? Or how much your car generates? The United States Environmental Protection Agency has designed a Personal Emissions Calculator and an Automobile Emissions Calculator that are easy to use, and can offer insight into ways to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy and resources.