Fordham Notes: Recyclemania Back for Third Year

Monday, February 4, 2013

Recyclemania Back for Third Year

Recyclemania, the annual competition that pits residence halls against each other for the title of "Greenest of them all," kicked off on Monday, Feb. 4 at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.

This is the third year that the university has entered the competition, which runs through April 1. As with the past two years, Fordham will participate in the "benchmark" division of the competition, which challenges dormitory residents to see who can simultaneously collect the most paper, cardboard glass, metal and plastic and generate as little solid waste as possible.

Waste Watcher Recycling Stations
Weekly updates will be issued by sustainability consultant Great Forest and sent to the residence halls weekly so students can track their progress.

The competition does not include administrative or academic buildings, but this year the Rose Hill campus' ten residence halls do have a partner in Hughes Hall, the new home of the Gabelli School of Business.

As part of the universities’ ongoing sustainability programs, Hughes Hall has been outfitted with seven new Waste Watcher Recycling Stations. The stations, which contain three bins for paper, plastic and garbage, are part of a pilot program that may be implemented in some of the 147 classrooms at the Rose Hill campus.

For more information about Recyclemania, visit
—Patrick Verel

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