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Waste Management and Water Conservation



FSC is committed to reducing its waste at the source and diverting any waste that is produced by reducing, reusing,
recycling, and composting. According to AASHE, these actions mitigate the need to extract virgin materials from the earth, such as trees and metals. It generally takes less energy and water to make a product with recycled material than with virgin resources. Reducing the generation of waste also reduces the flow of waste to incinerators and landfills, which produce greenhouse gas emissions, can contaminate air and groundwater supplies, and tend to have disproportionate negative impacts on low-income communities. Source reduction and waste diversion also save us costly landfill and hauling service fees. In addition, waste reduction campaigns can engage the entire campus community in contributing to a tangible sustainability goal.

Check out How to Recycle at FSC.

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Reduce | Reuse | Recycle

Recycling and Composting

FSC has recently implemented a new recycling program and is in the midst of developing a composting program with our on-campus food vendor, Aramark. Our goal is to divert 75% of our waste out of landfills. How we plan on achieving that goal is outlined in our Waste Diversion Plan, which is to be published soon.

Unsure if something if recyclable? Check out the NYS Recyclopedia!
Curious about Long Island's Water Quality?
Check out Suffolk County Water Authority's water quality portal to see the latest water quality reports from our campus and beyond.
FSC water bottled being filled at a hydration station.

Do good for people and the planet

Fill It Forward

The Office for Sustainability needs your help making a positive impact on people and the planet! Fill It Forward stickers feature QR codes that you can scan to track the positive environmental impact you make by using a reusable water bottle. Every scan tracks the impact of diverting a single-use plastic water bottle from our landfills and oceans, while also helping fund global giving projects that make a difference. Don't have a sticker yet? Contact Maia Roseval today to get your free sticker!



ALL of the water used by Long Islanders for drinking, washing, watering lawns and all other purposes comes from groundwater contained in sand and gravel aquifers beneath the land surface. Think of them as giant underground sponges saturated with water. At FSC, we are committed to conserving this precious source of water, as LI has medium-high water risk. Learn more about how you can conserve water and take the pledge to do so.

Hydration Stations


Hydration Stations

FSC has numerous "Hydration Stations" on campus where students and staff can access clean filtered drinking water. These stations are perfect for refilling reusable water bottles. Hydration station locations can be found on our interactive campus map by clicking the "sustainability" tab.


Service Building, 124


Maia Roseval
Sustainability Manager, Committee Chair


Michael Cervini
Energy Manager


Jonathan Goldstein
Senior Director of Marketing


Marjaneh Issapour
Professor 10 Months


Zachary Licht
Senior Professional Relations Specialist


Orla Smyth-LoPiccolo
Professor 10 Months

Last Modified 11/28/23