RecycleMania, the waste-reduction competition between colleges nationwide, continues at UT this week with one of the campaign’s most enjoyable events: Recyclympics. Recyclympics combines athletic prowess with plastics, paper, and cans to help spread awareness of campus recycling. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Humanities Plaza outdoor amphitheater.
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Each day of spring break, from March 19 to 23, UT Recycling will host the annual Paper Purge Party. UT Recycling will be going around campus, building by building, collecting as much non-confidential, recyclable paper from UT faculty and staff members as possible.
Have you ever wanted to know where all your trash and recyclables end up? Faculty, staff, and students are invited to jump on the Make Orange Green bus and join UT Recycling for a tour of the Chestnut Ridge Landfill and Rock-Tenn Recycling Center. The tour is scheduled for noon to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5.
Today is the first day of RecycleMania. What have you recycled today? RecycleMania is a friendly eight-week competition between universities across the country to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.
Last October, the campus competed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Recycling Challenge, a friendly nationwide contest to determine which university can reduce the most waste during a football game day. In total, seventy-five universities competed in five categories: recycling, trash diversion, greenhouse gas reduction, organics reduction, and waste minimization.
As the Volunteers face off against the South Carolina Gamecocks this Saturday, Big Orange fans will compete against other football fans nationwide in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Game Day Recycling Challenge to determine which university recycles the most.
The UT Parents Association’s annual Big Orange Tailgate on Saturday was a zero-waste event, and WBIR-TV was on hand to