UVM tries to reduce its waste from daily operations as well as major construction/renovation projects on campus. For example, when the LEED Gold student center, the Davis Center, was built a majority (92%) of the construction waste was recycled to create walkways, etc. In addition, all new materials that were used to build the Davis Center have at least 5% recycled content.
The Eco-reps educate students living in residence halls on how they can reduce their energy and material waste. The Recycling & Waste Management office runs many waste reduction programs, including Move In and Move Out recycling programs for residential students.