Joshua Williams, a multimedia classroom technician in the Division of Information Technology's Electronic Engineering and Communication Services, was named the 2012 Keep’n It Green Award winner by the RU Staff Senate at its annual picnic on May 9.
Nominated by his colleagues, Williams was recognized for his commitment to recycling, especially his efforts to strip hard drives for recyclable materials.
"Josh has developed his system on his own to dismantle hard drives to realize a surplus of aluminum and other valuable metals," read one nomination letter. "You can imagine how many hard drives it takes to get 300 pounds of recycling credit. He is what this award is all about!"
Williams was also recognized for his help collecting the department's used batteries and bulbs.
"Recycling has always been important to me and I thought I could help apply it here," said Williams. "It has been a good experience, and I appreciate the award."
In recognition, Williams received a $50 gift card and a certificate framed in recycled wood, created by RU's carpentry shop from wood recycled from Lucas Hall.
The Keep'n It Green Award is given by the RU Staff Senate to an employee who exemplifies sustainability initiatives at Radford University.
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