‘One More Time’ Recyclable Clothing to Make its On-campus Debut at ’Boro Browse and the Student Org Fair

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The new on-campus recycling initiative, ‘One More Time’, with Renew Merchandise and the Center for Sustainability (CfS) will make its debut on campus at ’Boro Browse and the Student Org Fair, Aug. 26 and 27,  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Russell Union Rotunda.

’Boro Browse is a bi-annual event providing on-campus departments, Statesboro-area businesses, and non-profit agencies an opportunity to share information about their goods and services with students, faculty, and staff.

Over the summer, the College of Business has been working with alumni and the CEO of Renew Merchandise and Insignia Promotions, J.T. Marburger ’84, and the CfS to bring a new, closed-loop process of recycling to the Georgia Southern University campus. Renew Merchandise works with national and international companies and college campuses to take recyclables (plastic bottles) and turn them into branded merchandise. The Georgia Southern University brand is called ‘One More Time.’ This brand explains that Georgia Southern will use its recycled material, ‘One More Time,’ in the form of t-shirts and other merchandise.

During ’Boro Browse and the Student Org Fair, a ‘One More Time’ table, hosted by the MBA Association (MBAA) and CfS, will allow students, faculty and staff to learn more about the program and how to get involved. Renew Merchandise is looking to fill some internships with student ambassadors, as well. Both events will feature giveaways, a bottle exchange for a ‘One More Time’ bag (three plastic drinking bottles in exchange for the reusable bag) and a drawing for ‘One More Time’ t-shirts, all made from recycled bottles.

Two of the on-campus residence halls, Centennial Place and Freedom’s Landing, will be piloting a recycling incentive program during the fall semester. In these halls, each unit will receive a small recycling container and a recycling card. Each time residents fill up and empty their recycling containers at the recycling collection point for their hall, they will receive a stamp on the recycling card. After ten stamps, that unit will earn free prizes from the CfS.

The Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability will be a key component of this project. Funded by a student-proposed sustainability fee since 2013, the Georgia Southern CfS provides sustainability education and outreach for the campus community with a speaker series, an academic concentration in sustainability and campus sustainability initiatives such as No Impact Week.

Named one of the top green universities in the country by The Princeton Review for the past four years, Georgia Southern will deepen its commitment to sustainability even further through this partnership with Renew Merchandise.

Students, faculty and staff can begin looking for ‘One More Time’ merchandise in the University Store in the coming weeks.

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