Friday, February 4, 2011

RecycleMania 2011 at UIC!

Starting Monday February 8, over the next 10 weeks universities all over the country will be competing to beat their rival in the biggest challenge we face! Recycling!

Universities serve as small cities within their communities, meaning they produce a significant amount of waste. The biggest in mind- paper, is one of the most recycle-friendly products we use today. School's have the potential to recycle much more than they do and RecycleMania provides a fun way for recycling coordinators, student green teams and faulty to get the campus community involved.

RecycleMania creators knew that the best way to increase participation was not a simple environmental message, but a competition between rival schools to prove who is best at taking on a big challenge. This challenge incorporates more than just recycling. It requires full energy and participation from the UIC community to reduce their waste and recycle as much as they can- even from home for those who commute!

Participating schools are required to measure their output of recycled materials. However, all you have to do to be active in the competition is put as many recyclable material in the recycling bins provided on UIC's campus! Here are the past results since the first RecycleMania in 2002.

graph of pounds recycled in millions

1 comment:

COsportsman said...

I think it is a great idea to create a competition to up the recycling efforts. Amazingly sometimes that is what it takes. I cannot believe how hard some cities make it to recycle. It should be something that is very convenient or else people will not participate. Recycling is not something that should be taken lightly, our word resources are being consumed at ALARMING rates and we need to take action and do something about it.