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Clark Tower

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Clark Tower residents David Miller, Christopher Nerantzinis and Kavita Ketwaroo (left to right), all College of Medicine students in the Class of 2011, help out with recycling bottles and cans from the residence hall.

Recycling is second nature to SUNY Upstate students who live in Clark Tower.

The residence hall has had a recycling program for about six years, said Assistant Director of College Housing Sharon Huard.

The 170 or so students who live there collect bottles and cans, paper, cardboard, batteries and ink jet cartridges for recycling, rather than just tossing them away.

"Clark Tower is doing our part to protect the environment by recycling," said Chanel Thompson, College of Medicine Class of 2011 and the residence hall's recycling coordinator. "(Office manager) Marlene Slade and Sharon Huard have gotten us nice recycling bins and made signs, to ensure that all student can do their part."

Christopher Nerantzinis, College of Medicine Class of 2011, said recycling ties into the mission of an academic medical university.

"I guess the idea is that a healthy environment is an important part of creating a healthy people," he said. "The second part is why we're here (as medical students), but we can't ignore the first part, either."

There's also another reason Clark Tower residents like to recycle, according to Huard – proceeds from bottle and can deposits help fill the candy bowl in the residence hall office.

"It is well known that Marlene has the best candy bowl ever!" Huard said.