The University of New Orleans is a twelve thousand-student institution located in the Lakeview area of New Orleans. At this time, both UNO and the city of New Orleans lacks comprehensive recycling program. Recycling in New Orleans is only available through limited free monthly municipal drop-offs and a privately owned recycling service for which subscribers must pay for weekly pick-ups. Though the University has not taken significant measures to establish a program, the student body has independently formed a student led initiative to establish a recycling program and work to promote environmental resource management by UNO. Our group has been responsible for initial steps of placing both paper and aluminum can recycling bins in two buildings on campus, recruiting students to volunteer their time to help collect and sort the recyclable trash, and raising funds to pay for recycling. Through contact with professors and presentations to the student body, our groups has gained the support of the Student Government as well as associated student leadership groups and associated faculty advisors. The bins on campus will serve the students, faculty and administration on campus, allowing all members of the community to recycle without paying a fee. We are ultimately hoping to prove to the University that recycling is a necessary amenity and lead the way for the city of New Orleans to reinstate a city-wide recycling program.