Sherman Shares is a monthly publication
of Sherman College.

  Environmental Initiatives at Sherman College
by Director of Maintenance/Security John Marro


Just as chiropractors are concerned about the well-being of the body’s environment, here at Sherman College our maintenance and grounds crew is concerned for the college’s environment and physical well-being. In case you were wondering, here’s a list of what we do to keep Sherman College an environmentally healthy place:


• All old fluorescent lamps are recycled; all   
  replacements (if available) are low-mercury 
  ecologically  approved lamps
• All old PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) ballasts are
  recycled; all replacements are non-PCB ecologically   
  approved electronic types where available
• Solder used is lead-free.
• The old McCullom House on campus was removed by
  a hazardous materials contractor; all hazardous
  materials were properly disposed of and all
  salvageable material was recycled.
• Confidential papers are shredded and recycled
• Old HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning)
  units are properly recycled and replaced with the most
  environmentally friendly units possible
• All equipment is on a preventative maintenance cycle
  to extend life and reduce utility and fossil fuel costs
• Scrap metal is removed from the waste stream and


• Bare areas are seeded, sodded or mulched to prevent
• Prunings are recycled for mulch or compost
• Mowing clippings are not removed to replenish the
   thatch layer and recycle nutrients
• All fertilization and pesticide applications are kept to
  the minimum necessary levels.