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As we enter our 9th year of RecycleMania, we need your help!

St. John’s Sustainability has been participating in RecycleMania since 2008. This year, we will be steadily campaigning to increase awareness and participation on campus. We need your efforts to make this possible!

RecycleMania Kickoff- January 22—February 4, 2017

Competition begins February 5—April 1, 2017

What is Recyclemania?

“RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling.  With each week’s updated ranking, participating schools follow their performance against other colleges and use the results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.”

Goals for RecycleMania:

  • Motivate students and faculty to be more conscious of recycling habits
  • Encourage a dialogue and understanding of food waste on campus (mainly in Montigoris Dining Hall)  
  • Get students more active and aware of St. John’s Sustainability
  • Reach a campus-wide 50% diversion rate