We’ve just entered the second week of Recyclemania and the competition is fierce! Virginia Tech is competing in a National Recycling competition called Recyclemania. Recyclemania is an 8 week competition promoting recycling. The 8 weeks are divided into 3 phases with goals and prizes for each phase (Details below). At the end of week 1, Virginia Tech was in the lead for the number of “I Recycle” pledges signed, so let’s keep it up!
Find the pledge here: http://americarecyclesday.org/take-the-pledge.
Overall, the goal of Recyclemania is to increase our Recycling rates, this includes plastics, aluminum, glass, paper & cardboard recycling AND all compost.
Looking ahead. Here’s the Recyclemania Schedule:
- 2/2 – 2/15: Sign the I Recycle Pledge. The school with the most pledges signed with receive a bench for campus made out of Recycled Plastic. All that sign the pledge will be entered to win a prize from the Office of Energy & Sustainability.
- 2-16-3/1: Get Caught Green Handed. During these two weeks, Office of Energy & Sustainability interns will be roaming campus with stickers. If you are spotted doing something green, you’ll get a sticker. Submit photos of you and/or your friends doing something green. Whether it’s using a reusable water bottle, recycling, using a reusable to-go container, … Tag #VTGreenhanded and submit them to @VTSustainable on instagram or twitter.
- 3/2-3/29: Sustainability Olympics: Students are encourage to create a team for the Sustainability Olympics. More details to come.