Ferrum College Kicks Off Second Annual RecycleMania Competition on Sun., Feb. 3
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to reduce campus waste during the eight-week competition.
Ferrum, Va. (January 30, 2013) – On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, Ferrum College will kick off RecycleMania, an eight-week competition that challenges colleges and universities to reduce campus waste. As one of the 18 Virginia schools participating in the nationwide contest, the College will compete in the White Paper and Cardboard Recycling categories.
“RecycleMania is a fun way to increase interest in recycling, while also benchmarking our program,” said Sustainability Coordinator Chekka Lash, explaining that students, faculty and staff are encouraged to work together to reduce the amount of trash they produce through reuse and recycling. “I am proud that the Ferrum College community has embraced our recycling program and has supported us as we have expanded it.”
Part of Keep America Beautiful, RecycleMania began in 2001 as a competition between Miami University and Ohio University, when recycling coordinators at both schools wanted to find ways to inform and encourage student recycling. The contest has expanded into a national competition, with more than 605 schools participating in 2012. To see the 17 other Virginia schools competing this year, visit www.recyclemaniacs.org/scoreboard/participating-schools.
“The Ferrum College Sustainability staff loves to bring our fellow students together. RecycleMania gives us the opportunity to change the world for the better and become a part of the global community,” said Laine Wilde, a senior Philosophy major.
Last year, Ferrum College won a 3rd place award in "Most Improved White Paper Recycling." Since the launch of its recycling program in 2012, the College has recycled about 5,000 pounds of white paper and 5,500 pounds of cardboard. The Office of Sustainability welcomes any student, staff, or faculty volunteers. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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