RecycleMania Update- Parks Tower in the Lead!
As we wind down with RecycleMania, we are currently in our last week, I’d like to let you all know how our last e-waste recycling event went. We held a second event back by popular demand a few weeks ago and collected 2,310 pounds. Only a fraction of the first week, but we still saw it as a success, especially since it was so close to the last event and so cold outside! Any e-waste that we can recycle and keep out of the landfill we see as a win.
As far as the Residence Hall competition, at the end of Week 7 last week Parks Tower was in the lead with recycling 3.21 pounds per person! Parks Tower is followed by I-House in second with 2.89 pounds per person and Carter Hall East & West in third with 2.77 pounds. But don’t think it is over, because Academic House is right behind Carter. It could go anyway and almost any residence hall could come out on top. So residents, make sure you keep recycling and help your hall win! You have until Saturday to contribute to the weight!The country-wide competition results are posted much slower than our internal competition. So as of Week 6, this was UT’s standings.
- Gorilla Division (overall recycling): MAC Ranking: 5th Place | Competition Ranking: 108th
- Paper: MAC Ranking: 1st place | Competition Ranking: 39th
- Corrugated Cardboard: MAC Ranking: 3rd place | Competition Ranking: 82nd
- Bottles & Cans: MAC Ranking: 3rd Place | Competition Ranking: 114th
And on a different note, please remember and take a few minutes to fill out our Green Office survey here! It will really help us gain the necessary knowledge so that we can launch our Green Office Certification Program! https://utoledoir.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aXlx02H9d8W
Brooke Mason is the Interim Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo. A 2012 Bowling Green State University graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Brooke is obsessive about environmental sustainability. In her position, she works on initiatives ranging from energy conservation, to recycling, to transportation, and much more. She is passionate about working with and educating students about the topic of sustainability. Everyday Brooke works to ensure the current generation can meet their need without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. In her spare time, she loves reading novels, oil painting, and exploring the outdoors.
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