Brandeis Loves Recycling, events support metrics and camaraderie

Recyclemania 2012 will run through March 31

As part of Recyclemania 2012, a friendly national competition among colleges and universities to showcase their best recycling efforts, the Brandeis sustainability office has dubbed February “Brandeis Loves Recycling” month. While weekly pounds of trash, recycling and composted materials are always tracked, the metrics are currently being entered into the Recylemania competition through March 31. To encourage awareness and camaraderie, numerous events have been taking place around campus.

Results from last year are being used as a benchmark to beat. The competition is a campus wide effort, says Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Sustainability Coordinator, meaning all students, faculty, staff, and visitors can participate.

Eco-Reps, student leaders implementing environmental peer education campaigns, will be holding several events in partnership with Students for Environmental Action and other campus groups throughout the month and invite all Brandeis community members to participate.  

Recyclegrams for Valentines

Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10, noon to 3 p.m. in Usdan:
Don't miss the chance to send a free candygram (with a card made of recyclable, reused paper) to all of your Valentines.

Brandeis Basketball Goes Green

Friday, Feb. 17: women play at 6 p.m.; men play at 8 p.m. in Gosman:
Join the women’s and men's basketball teams as they play Washington University and highlight Brandeis competing in Recyclemania.

Waste Sort Challenge For Prizes
Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Usdan:

Come show us how awesome you are at recycling and we'll give you cool things.

What's your Recycling Grade Point Average?
Each Quad will be rated on their recycling abilities. Check back here for an update on what your Recycling GPA is. Help earn an A+ for your quad or floor.

The Brandeis Campus Sustainability Initiative is a collaborative effort among departments and student groups. It is managed by Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, sustainability coordinator, based in the department of Facilities Services. Find out more on their Facebook page.


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