The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 58.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Postering Policy Prevents Waste

I would like to make the MIT community aware of the work the group Share A Vital Earth is doing to clean up the campus and save resources by encouraging adherence to the Association of Student Activities postering policy.

The important points of the policy are: 1) a limit of one poster per bulletin board; 2) the prohibition of posters from areas other than bulletin boards; 3) the prohibition of postering over posters of events yet to happen; and 4) permission to remove non-MIT posters.

We feel that ignorance of this policy has led to unnecessary wasting of paper, unfair postering over other groups' posters, and placement of posters in an unsightly manner around campus - on sidewalks, trees, and windows. Physical Plant should not have to waste time removing errantly placed posters and tape. Placing one poster per board will improve the overall visibility of events on the boards and will reduce the temptation to cover previously placed posters. We hope that advertisers will remove non-MIT affiliated posters if space is needed for advertisement of MIT events.

SAVE has publicized the policy with activities and living groups and will be placing signs on the ASA-controlled Infinite Corridor and Student Center bulletin boards as a reminder to all. We would appreciate everyone's cooperation in this endeavor.

Violations of the policy can be reported in writing to the ASA Executive Board in room 401 of the Student Center or can be e-mailed to We would also like to note that although all glossy and colored paper posters can be recycled through the mixed paper recycling programs in dormitories; these items cannot be recycled in classroom buildings.

Howard A. Breinan G