Formed in the fall of 2004, the Recycling Task Force, or RTF, is a select group of students who are enthusiastic recyclers! We are in charge of improving Hamilton's recycling program under the wing of Physical Plant. We manage all recycling stations on campus, the distribution of blue bins in the dorm rooms, and special projects. Timothy Gadziala, the Assistant Director of Physical Plant for Custodial and Grounds, head of recycling at Hamilton College, manages the task force, but it remains a student-led initiative. The Task Force acts a liaison between the student body and administration and works to improve recycling at Hamilton. Current projects include raising awareness for Recyclemania, the Trashion Show, spearheading a composting program for individual dorm rooms, and revamping recycling posters.
Hannah Haskell '15
Hannah is from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She is a geoscience major and mathematics minor. In addition to being a member of the Recycling Task Force, Hannah is Treasurer of HEAG and a member of the Woolcott CoOp. Through RTF, she hopes to educate our campus about the importance and ease of recycling in our daily lives, as well as to establish an effective recycling program for our community.
Nora Boylan '15
Originally from Summit, NJ, Nora is a senior geoscience major. Aside from RTF, Nora is an active member of HEAG, serving as president for two years. She spent her junior spring abroad in Ecuador studying Spanish and tropical ecology. Nora has been a member of RTF for three years and hopes to continue to raise awareness about the importance of recycling at Hamilton.
Victoria Blumenfeld '16
Victoria is from Chappaqua, NY and is a philosophy major with minors in environmental studies and government. Besides being involved in the Recycling Task Force, Victoria is president of the Real Food Challenge, vice chair of the Hamilton Food Alliance, a tour guide, and writer for Change-Magzine. She strives to instill the importance of recycling and being environmental conscious to those around her and believes RTF's various projects will be a mechanism to do so.
Sara Purinton '17
Sara is from Purchase, New York and is a tentative history major and government minor. Along with being on the Recycling Task Force, Sara is a member of the Outing Club, a co-leader of the React to Film club, a social chair for the Women's Rugby Football Club, and a Circulation Student Assistant at Hamilton's Burke Library.
Jackson Kushner '17
Jackson is from Pound Ridge, NY and is a tentative philosophy major, although he is also interested in environmental studies and government. In addition to his work with the Recycling Task Force, Jackson is on the Hamilton varsity baseball team and a member of the Hamilton debate society. He wants to make the entire campus recognize the importance of proper waste management, especially with recyclables and food waste.