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Shred Event Saves Approximately 53 Trees

Thanks to an initiative led by Facilities Management Services, Belmont University hosted a Shred Event on May 8 in the parking lot behind McAfee Concert Hall. Through a partnership with Cintas Document Management, documents were securely destroyed on-site with a mobile shredding vehicle, ensuring secure, confidential disposal of sensitive information.

Based on Cintas calculations, Belmont shredded about 6,200 pounds of paper or 3.1 tons–the equivalent of approximately 53 trees. The event also saved about 12,400 Energy Kilowatts, 775 Pounds of Carbon Dioxide equivalent, six barrels of oil and 21,700 barrels of water  with the mobile shredding that was done over four hours.

In addition to the impact on the environment, the Shred Event was free and open to the public. A number of community organizations and local companies signed on to show their support for and participation in the event, including the Edgehill Family Resource Center, Belmont Heights Baptist Church, the Edgehill Village Neighborhood Association, R.C. Mathews Contractor, Enterprise Electric, Bloom Electric Supply, Neal’s Electric Supply, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Councilwoman Sandra Moore (17th District), Councilwoman Megan Barry (At-Large), Councilwoman Burkley Allen (18th District), Councilwoman Erica Gilmore (19th District)and the Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood Association.