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Sustainability & Recycling - About Us

Welcome to the MUSC Sustainability & Recycling Program [started in].Our goal is to reduce the environmental impact of our campus by advancing energy efficiency, water conservation and encouraging recycling. Last year, MUSC recycled 27% of total solid waste. Guiding departments and units to reduce waste and helping them to conserve resources is our mission while we continue to increase the proportion of waste that is recycled. Below you'll find information on our team, awards, and publications.


Our Team 

Kathy McKay, CRP

Assistant Recycling Supervisor


Sloan Reeves

Recycling Coordinator


John Brooker, CRP 

Communications Specialist

John Brooker is the Communications Specialist for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Sustainability and Recycling Program. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Environmental Studies.  John has a background in environmental and biological research that has evolved into a passion for sustainability.


Christine VonKolnitz Cooley, ACEM, CRP

Sustainability Manager

Christine Cooley is the Sustainability Manager for the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon graduating with a BA degree from the College of Charleston in 1992, Christine worked as the Recycling Coordinator for the College. While there, she was instrumental in establishing the SC DHEC Collegiate Grant Program. In 2004, Mrs. Cooley co-wrote a recycling book titled Recycling and Beyond: A College Campus Primer. MUSC’s most recent environmental awards are the 2011, SC DHEC, Earth Day Award and the Community Pride Environmental Stewardship Award. Mrs. Cooley is a Clemson Extension Master Waste Educator, the Treasurer and Program Committee Chair for the College and University Recycling Coalition and an Executive Committee member of the Robert Lunz Group Sierra Club. Mrs. Cooley was appointed to the City of Charleston Green Committee in 2007 and served as the Chair of its Recycling and Solid Waste Subcommittee until May 2012. Mrs. Cooley is the Secretary for Cooper Estates Neighborhood and active in Grace Episcopal Church as a member of the Flower Guild.




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