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Be sustainable: Compost, recycle and the Pee Bus on campus

University of New Hampshire’s Pee Bus is a sustainable project. (Credit: Sam Evans-Brown)

University of New Hampshire’s Pee Bus is a sustainable project. (Credit: Sam Evans-Brown)

College students on campuses across the country are participating in environmental and sustainable projects that involve composting, recycling and growing community gardens and roof gardens. A college in New Hampshire even collects pee! Here are some conservation projects that are enhancing and keeping campus life sustainable as well as the environment—yes, even though Earth Day has ended!

The Pee Bus

When the Durham (NH) Department of Public Works noticed that between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. the amount of nitrogen coming into the wastewater treatment plant spiked, they linked those hours to local University of New Hampshire hockey and basketball games. Wastewater plants work best with consistent waste supplies. Read more