Decatur Electronics Recycling

Decatur's Electronics Recycling Day is nearly upon us!


Who: You! (or anyone equally as enthusiastic or even mildly interested in recycling)

What: Recycling for almost all electronics and batteries. For a complete list check out the website at

When: October 29, 2011, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Decatur High School Parking lot (corner of McDonough and Howard)

Why (the most important part): Electronics often have potentially hazardous materials (lead, mercury, etc.), making them some of the most important items to keep out of a landfill.


We will take a small volume of small electronics over from the sustainability office should you need help transporting any smaller items. Don’t hang out in Decatur on Saturday mornings? I can also help you locate electronics recycling in your area. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email!

Volunteers Needed!

Attention all Volunteers!

The Lifecycle Building Center ( is a non-profit led by Adam Deck (a friend of the Office of Sustainability who helped with our recent energy upgrade project).

Over the next two weekends (October 8/9 & 15/16) from 8:30am-5:00pm, they will be salvaging materials ranging from lighting to cabinets to shelving from a CDC building at Emory so that they can be repurposed rather than sent to landfills. They are seeking volunteers to help with this effort and would love to invite people from the Agnes Scott Community.

This past weekend was a great success and you can see pictures of volunteers salvaging materials here:

The only requirements of volunteers are that they need to be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen. Both morning and afternoon shifts are available.

For volunteers this coming weekend (Oct. 8/9), please let our contacts know by Wednesday October 5th.

For the following weekend (Oct. 15/16), please let our contacts know by next Wednesday, Oct. 12.


If you are interested in volunteering please send an e-mail to either one of our two contacts below:

Shannon Goodman


Shannon Yarbrough

Transportation Alternatives

Purple Bikes

Agnes has two bikes that can be rented at the McCain library for all students, staff, and faculty members.

How to check out a bike:

1.     Fill out a waiver in the library and check out a bike lock key and helmet.

2.     Unlock your bike from the back of McCain library and ride the bike on or off campus.

3.     Lock the bike back behind McCain and return the lock key and helmet to the front desk of McCain.

Bikes can be checked out any day that the library is open. They are due back before the library closes or before sunset. If there is anything wrong with you bike such as a flat tire or missing part be sure to notify the library or call (404) 471-6094. 




What is Zipcar? Zipcar basically is a program that allows you to rent a designated “Zipcar” for a few hours or the whole day.  Sharing the car serves as a greener alternative to riding alone, reducing your carbon footprint. 

How it works? Join online at and fill out an application form. Be sure to register as an Agnes student.

After you are approved you are free to reserve a car online or with your phone at any time.

Unlock the car with your Zipcard, which you receive after you are approved during registration.

Enjoy the car for a few hours or the whole day.

How much does it cost? There is a $15 annual fee with no monthly commitment. The hourly rate is $7.75 and the daily rate is $68.00. The price can vary on car makes and models and if you drive more than 180 miles in one day. This cost includes gas and insurance. 

For more information visit



MARTA’s University Pass is a discounted MARTA card offered to students. These passes can be purchased at the Post Office in Alston.

How it works: Each card is good for 30 days and costs $40 for students. After 30 days you must pay an additional $40 for a new card. However as of November 1 the price will increase to around $60 for students.

If there is a problem with your card return in to a MARTA Ride Store and they will exchange it for a new card.


Cliff Busses at Emory

Every Agnes Scott student is given access to use Emory’s Cliff buses, which have routes around the Atlanta area. All Cliff buses are fueled by natural gas, electricity, or biodiesel fuel, some of which is donated by Agnes.

A list of bus schedules and routes is available online at

Cliff buses are free to students.


Agnes Scott College’s Tofu Board: A friendly beef board about sustainability

The “Tofu Board” is a way for the Environmental Residents to deliver messages from the sustainability office to the residence halls.

If students have any questions about sustainability on campus, in the halls, or in the world in general, write them down and your questions will be answered.

  • We answer all questions about recycling, composting, and terracycling.
  • Write down general problems and concerns about the things you see on your hall or at Agnes.

Know that the Environmental Resident’s (ER’s) refer back to ASC Sustainability Office in Bullock G-08

So lets continue to keep Agnes Scott Eco-Friendly and Sustainable!!!

Agnes Scott’s Sustainability Retreat 2011

Working together, learning about the environment, and helping to inform the Agnes Scott College campus to stay green!

Get ready for our first energy-reduction competition! It’ll be a fierce first-year battle. Winner takes all.
What’s the prize? Knowing you made a positive impact on your campus’s energy consumption, finances and commitment to reduce carbon emissions.
Stay updated by checking Dashboard: 

Get ready for our first energy-reduction competition! It’ll be a fierce first-year battle. Winner takes all.

What’s the prize? Knowing you made a positive impact on your campus’s energy consumption, finances and commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Stay updated by checking Dashboard:



Things are growing well in the garden at Agnes Scott!

                                      Our First Sunflower!

                                          Growing Peas

                                                  Little Tomatoes

Fun times in the greenhouse!

Don’t Forget: Move In/ MoveOut Sale

Have some things in your dorm that you just don’t want to take with you when you move out?

Well you are in luck! There are bins in all of the residence halls on campus for items that you don’t want anymore.

We will save these items for a move in/ move out sale happening in the fall.