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Events

RecycleMania through March 30

March 7, 2013

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to promote recycling and waste-reduction practices on campus.

Now-March 30
Campus wide

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.

National recognition is provided to the winning school in each category on the RecycleMania website and in a national press release. Winning schools receive an award made out of recyclable materials, and win the right to host that category’s special traveling trophy for the coming year.

Recycling on increase due to competition

More than 40 years after the first Earth Day celebration recycling is commonplace in many communities, yet a surprisingly high amount of recyclables still go in the trash. 

RecycleMania can have a direct impact on participating campuses. Well over half of campuses surveyed in any given year report a noticeable increase in recycling that is attributable to the school’s participation.

A review of 38 studies involving energy conservation shows that providing feedback can increase awareness of energy consumption and reduce consumption by about ten percent.*

*Guide to More Effective RecycleMania


Contact: Tim Broderick
E-mail: tim.broderick@colostate.edu