Dining Services

Tier 2-9: Reusable Mug Discounts
Patrons are allowed to use their own mugs at one location on campus: the Highland Grounds Coffee shop. Mugs are sold periodically around campus and are called the Green Earth Sense Mugs.

Tier 2-10: Reusable To-Go Containers
Customers can purchase to go containers for $5. They can bring dirty containers back and trade for a key card to get a clean to-go container next time they need one. For more information, visit: the MC Dining Services site.

Energy

Tier 2-1: Timers for Temperature Control
We have capability to regulate temperatures based on occupancy hours in the Alumni Gym, Fayerweather, Bartlett, Thaw, Sutton, several residence halls, the main gym in the Cooper Athletic Center, and the Clayton Center for the Arts. The Alumni Gym, the gym in the Cooper Athletic Center, and the Clayton Center for the Arts are always regulated.

Tier 2-2: Lighting Sensors
The lounge areas of our high rise residence halls, laundry areas of several residence halls, and numerous areas of the Clayton Center for the Arts have motion sensors for lighting.

Tier 2-3: LED Lighting
Maryville College and the Clayton Center for the Arts has installed Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting in the Harold & Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts.

Tier 2-6 Energy Metering
Most buildings have individual meters for electric and gas. One pair of buildings that shares electric meters. There are three buildings on one natural gas meter. Some buildings have steam, which is not metered. Lloyd Hall, Alexander House, Physical Plant have both electric and gas metered and does not have steam. For more information on energy metering contact Andy McCall, Director of Physical Plant at 981-8113.

 

 

Grounds

Tier 2-1: Native Plants
We have 135 acres of college woods, considered to be a forest, located on campus. It consists of native mixed pines and hardwoods. We also have several programs to eradicate non-native plants (identified as English Ivy, Privet, and Japanese Honeysuckle) from campus, mainly in the college woods. The efforts consists of: using environmentally safe herbicides on marked trees and surveying their effectiveness, groups volunteering to pull up and cut away the non native plants, and resources available to dispose of the detached and unearthed plants. There are also native trees scattered around the campus grounds; most of the beautification of the campus is done through native plants. 

Tier 2-4: Snow and Ice Removal
We use a “salt like” material to melt any ice buildup.  This is a material that has a very low concentration of sodium chloride.  It is mostly Calcium Chloride.  We have had no problems with it affecting the sidewalks, soils, or plants to date.

Tier 2-5: Compost
We have two debris piles; one is for tree limbs and thicker stocked shrubs and the other is for softer tissues, such as grass clippings, leaves, weeds, and spent flowers.

 

Transportation

OP-16: Employee Commute Modal Split

Tier 2-5: Condensed Work Week
This is an optional program with two options available to hourly and salaried staff beginning May 16 through August 5, 2011. Under either options, the employee is still scheduled to work 40 hours per week.  The first schedule allows staff to work an additional hour each day so that they can leave at noon on Friday. In order to take advantage of this option, employees work four additional hours Monday through Thursday to be able to leave at noon on Friday in that same week.  The four additional hours must be worked in the same week or else we will encounter issues with overtime. This can be accomplished by coming to work early, staying late, and/or shortening lunch hours.

Waste

 

OP-21: Hazardous Waste Managment
Any activities requiring the use of hazardous chemicals listed in Section XI of the Maryville College Chemical Hygiene Plan must complete the Permission for Acutely Hazardous Chemical Use form and submit it to the division chair for review. The Natural Sciences division chair and Laboratory Coordinator review the chemical inventory to track presence of hazardous materials.
No radioactive materials are allowed on campus.

We follow a decision tree for hazardous waste collection determination. Exhaust air from experiments using toxic substances is decontaminated before being released into the ambient air. Leftover, used, contaminated, or extra materials are collected, recorded, and classified and labeled as waste. The materials are accumulated in a separate, designated area until disposed of according to the hazardous waste handling precautions described in the Maryville College Chemical Hygiene Plan. Disposal must be approved by the Maryville College Chemical Hygiene Officer and must be carried out to assure minimum harm to people, other organisms, and the environment. An external disposal firm is used to dispose of collected waste. The college abides by the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment standards as well as OSHA hazardous waste management policies.

Tier 2-5: Move-In Waste Reduction
The Maryville College Environmental Action Team (EAT) collects cardboard when students move in and recycles it.  Students from EAT create a "BoxFort" move-in cardboard drop off site, and then build structures with the boxes to promote the drop off.  Boxes, post-Fort, are brought to a recycling facility.

Tier 2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction
At the end of the year, a coordinated donation system diverts students' unwanted items to a local charity.  East Tennessee Goodwill drops off boxes from which students can drop off unwanted items.  Student postings at this site discuss the event: earth911.com

 

Water

OP-23: Stormwater Management
We have built a system of collection four basins on campus. The majority of runoff from campus runs there.

Tier 2-2: Building Water Metering
Water meters are used to measure the quantity of water which passes through the service pipe into many of the individual buildings on campus, for example, Lloyd hall.

Tier 2-3: Non-Potable Water Usage
Rainwater is collected in barrels at Crawford House.  Harvested graywater is used for watering the campus garden.

For construction of the new Clayton Center, a new collection basin was created. External funds supported stormwater management efforts.  One such funding stream was from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division awarded $20,000 to the brand new Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College to support planting dozens of trees for shade and stormwater mitigation.
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