Recycling program honors top volunteer

BCM’s Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program (RSSP) has had another successful year of recycling, ranking as one of the top colleges in Texas for recycling, as it has for the past decade. The success of the program wouldn’t be possible without its devoted volunteers.

Jitendra Meena

Jitendra Meena

In fact, the recycling program at BCM relies on a team of committed volunteers who pick up, sort and weigh recycling on BCM’s main campus, said program coordinator Gabi de la Rosa.

Leading the efforts is Jitendra Meena, the 2018 Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program Volunteer of the Year. Meena, who works as a postdoctoral fellow in the Westbrook Laboratory, has volunteered with RSSP for two years.

As volunteer of the year, Meena has been given naming rights to the Recycling Room 527D and has chosen to name the room the Dr. J.K. Meena Recycling Room.

“As a volunteer, I feel better to be actively contributing toward protecting our environment through the BCM recycling program,” said Meena. “I would love to see BCM as a waste free zone, a place where everything recyclable is actually recycled. I know we can achieve it.”

The RSSP program is one of the largest and longest running recycling programs in the Texas Medical Center and has won numerous awards, recognitions and grants. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or finding out more about recycling at BCM, please visit the recycling webpage or contact Gabi De la Rosa at