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Recycling MSR IsoPro Fuel Canisters

Isobutane canisters are made of painted steel and plastic valves. Technically they can be recycled as mixed metal. Unfortunately, the process is more complicated than just throwing your spent canister in a bin. Fuel canisters can only be recycled in areas where mixed metal is accepted, and they can only be processed when properly prepared beforehand. Here’s how to make your fuel canister recyclable:

Orientation Green Team

The OA Green Team plays an important role when Frosh Trip returns ensuring that the highest standards of recycling are followed by all the groups. This helps cement that Leave no Trace camping is not just for the trail, it's what students should do on campus. People selected for the Frosh Trip Green Team will return to campus early and prepare the recycling stations for Frosh Trip Return and then help the groups to recycle and to properly dispose of non-recyclables.

Becoming an LNT Trainer or Master Educator

In order to continue OA's Leave No Trace Initiative, we offer one LNT Master Educator trip and 2-3 LNT Trainer trips each year. LNT Trainers focus on developing a personal wilderness ethic and how to teach the principles of LNT to others.  In addition to these responsibilities, LNT Master Educators, which receive the highest level of training offered by the Center for Outdoor Ethics, are also charged with training LNT Trainers and facilitating the development of this ethic in others.