This summer Southwestern College purchased new furniture for the Honor and Shriwise apartments. The furniture was purchased from University Loft Company (ULC), which has taken a pro-active approach to the environment by implementing a Green Plan. ULC uses Hevea Brasiliensis (HB), also known as Environmentally Farmed Timber (EFT). HB produces a natural form of latex that is tapped from its trunk, and is used in the production of rubber. HB adequately produces latex for 20 years, after that time it is harvested for timber. Five Hevea Brasiliensis trees can be grown and harvested in the time one oak tree is ready to be milled.
To make room for the new furniture, SC recycled 2140 pounds of steel bed frames and donated several sets of old furniture to a local Winfield organization.