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RecycleMania Competition Kicks off at Georgia Southern

RM_logo_2015_webGeorgia Southern University has successfully launched the 2015 RecycleMania tournament and is set to compete in the formal competition for the next few weeks.

Through March 29, Georgia Southern will be among 392 schools competing nationwide to recycle the most on a per capita basis by producing the least amount of waste and by recycling the largest percentage of the school’s overall waste stream. Updated rankings published online will allow schools to track their progress and rally to improve their standings against rival colleges.

“RecycleMania provides a way for students to get involved and make a difference in their campus communities,” said Brenda Pulley, vice president of Keep America Beautiful.

During RecycleMania, students and faculty and staff can expect to win prizes and public recognition if they are “Caught Green Handed” in the act of recycling. Those seen refilling reusable coffee or tea mugs on campus may discover their “Mug Shot” on social media and in the student newspaper. Each Monday during the competition, the Center for Sustainability will host Recycle Olympics at the Russell Union Rotunda from 12-1p.m., and Student Media and the Center for Sustainability are teaming up to host a “Dress in the Press” event on March 5.

“RecycleMania is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about our campus recycling program as well as waste reduction and conservation issues in general,” said Christina Beslin, graduate assistant for the Center for Sustainability. “And, of course, it’s also fun!”

For more information about Georgia Southern’s involvement with RecycleMania, contact the Center for Sustainability at cfs@GeorgiaSouthern.edu, by phone at 478-5895, or by visiting GeorgiaSouthern.edu/sustainability.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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