Recyclemania 2020 has officially begun! Students and other members of the University community joined us in celebrating this 8-week competition on Tuesday, February 4th with our Kickoff event in Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons.
There was lots to do including the recycling sorting game which gave participants an opportunity to touch up on their waste sorting knowledge while winning fun prizes. The interactive poster gave people the chance to express how they are sustainable and share ideas with others. The event was also a convenient time to learn about the ink cartridge recycling, Nike Reuse-a-Shoe, and plastic bag collection programs. There was even a raffle for a bag of sustainable goodies!
“This is lots of fun and I am glad we are raising awareness about sustainability. I think we (students) sometimes forget about other issues other than our academics, so this is a good way to remind us to focus on our planet too” states undergraduate Jade Seguchi, class of 2022.
There are still plenty of events to look forward to in the coming weeks including the Valentine’s Day Photo Booth where attendees will receive free chapstick for expressing the reasons they love the earth. There will be a reusable water bottle giveaway at the Single-use Plastic event and free reusable shopping bags at the Fast Fashion event. In the meantime, stop by our expression wall by the Starbucks lounge to express how you live sustainably, and see if you get caught green handed!
A copy of this year’s RecycleMania events can be downloaded/printed here.
Written by Emily Su, Class of 2022