The Office of Sustainability gave a presentation in January to the East Campus Residence Hall staff to inform them about the RecycleMania tournament. After witnessing the presentation, Altaf Khan, a peer mentor in Courtyard, organized his own event to accompany the RecycleMania tournament. His idea was to have his floor in Courtyard decorate cardboard boxes to collect their recycling in. These boxes would be placed in their clusters to create easy access and help encourage people to recycle.
The event took place on February 21st on the first floor of Courtyard. People who attended decorated their boxes, and were able to watch the presentation that inspired Altaf as it played at the event.
The students seemed to enjoy the event and they are, as of now, looking for a way to weigh the recycling they collect in order to assess their personal contribution. This event was truly inspiring and demonstrates the social awareness and genuine concern that UIC students possess. The Office of Sustainability would like to thank everyone who attended the event, and give a special thanks to Altaf for making it happen.
RecycleMania is still on and we encourage everyone to get involved.