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By Sustainability Office on March 4, 2013

It’s that time of year again! Once again, Colgate is getting into the sustainable spirit by participating in Recyclemania! This intercollegiate competition encourages colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to increase the amount of materials they recycle and decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. This year, the Colgate Eco-Reps threw a kick-off event in the Coop TV room to inform the campus about our goals for this year’s competition and to educate the Colgate Community about what can and cannot be recycled on campus. The event was extremely well attended, with over 80 people swinging by to sign recycling pledges to make a commitment to live more sustainably.

Additionally, throughout the month-long competition, the Recyclemaniac will be running around campus encouraging students to recycle everything they can. If you see the Recyclemaniac, get a picture with them and upload it to the Recyclemaniac Facebook! Better yet, get involved in the Recyclemania video contest! Create a 1-3 minute video that highlights the theme of “Recycling at Colgate.” It can be comedic or informational! Just upload it to YouTube and email the link to GreenRaiders@Colgate.edu! Grand prize is a $50 gift certificate to Hamilton Whole Foods and having your video displayed on the Colgate Homepage! Entries are due March 16th at midnight! Any questions can be directed to sdickinson@colgate.edu or jptaylor@colgate.edu. Stay green!

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