Barry's Ecological Sustainability Team (B.E.S.T)

      One critical aspect of Barry's Core Commitments is an expectation that all members of the Barry community "recognize the sacredness of Earth." This commitment has re-invigorated a spirit of respect for nature and a desire to reduce human consequences to nature. It has also sparked the development of new and renewed ecological sustainability efforts throughout the University at the President's request.

      The purpose of Barry's Ecological Sustainability Team (BEST) is to address environmental issues and to increase sustainability throughout all of the Barry University campuses and facilities through efforts such as recycling, double-sided printed or paperless correspondence, reduced energy consumption, education and awareness of ecological impacts, and promotion of Earth-friendly practices.

      News and Upcoming Events

      Every April, Barry University joins nations, organizations and individuals around the world to celebrate Earth Day as a means to create awareness and a call to action to live sustainably and protect God’s creation.

      • Barry University’s Miami Shores campus will be celebrating Earth Day on April 7th.
      • Barry University’s Law School will hold the 2015 Environmental and Earth Law Summit Climate Disruption: Choosing our Environmental Destiny on April 9th in Orlando, Florida.

      For more information on BEST, please contact the Office of Mission Engagement at 305-899-3599 or mie@barry.edu .



      ECO Tips

      Practicing the 3 Rs to Make a Difference

      Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Reducing your consumption, reusing what you already have and recycling what you throw out are the best ways to reduce energy consumption and conserve valuable natural resources. Make throwing an item away the last resort when it cannot be reused or recycled. Recycling or donating makes a difference! It’s an act of good will for the environment and the community.

      Source: http://www.epa.gov/osw/wycd/downloads/consumer.pdf

      Barry University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate no longer used cell phones, books and other items to not only reduce the amount of waste, but to also help social justice initiatives such as

      Better World Books collections bins are located in the Library, Powers and Garner. Dade Recycling bin, used to collect cell phones and other items, is located in the lobby of Thompson Hall. These are year round locations.

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