What is Recyclemania you may ask? Recyclemania is a 8 week long program that colleges across the U.S. and Canada compete in to see how much they can recycle as a school and how they compare with other participating colleges and universities. Recyclemania currently has 424 colleges and universities participating. In Maine, Bowdoin, Colby, USM, and Saint Joseph’s are taking part in this program. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about campus-wide recycling competitions taking place over the semester. Go St. Joe’s!
How can you personally make a difference? Here is a list of small tasks you can do to help us reach our goal of a more attainable sustainable campus…and earth!
- Use reusable water bottles and use our new refilling station in Alfond Center
- Use a reusable mug for your coffee at Mercy Market and Brewed Awakenings
- Recycle plastic Red Bull cups
- Use double-sided printing
- Use the backs of papers for scrap paper
- Compost your waste at Pearson’s Café
- Donate unwanted things to Goodwill
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!