Recycling began on campus with no-sort recycling vendor. Many of the students from Cassadaga Job Corps Center were involved with the planning and implementation of this popular recycling program on the campus. There has been a very enthusiastic response from students with high level of engagement and participation. This has been a very effective way to promote recycling on campus and in the surrounding communities.
Cassadaga has also began developing a community garden on campus. The garden, developed with Culinary Arts students, will hopefully give a bountiful harvest of herbs and vegetables throughout the summer and fall that will be used within the campus kitchen. The herbs harvested from the garden are being incorporated into the Culinary Arts training and food preparation by Food Services staff. The center has also been able to develop a partnership with Chautauqua County Rural Ministry Gleaning Project staff who coordinate county-wide community garden programs. This has been very exciting for the students and staff involved with this project.