Meredith Completes RecycleMania 2009
The results are in for the RecycleMania competition between Meredith College and Peace College. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.
Peace College was declared the winner of the competition, which was held January through March 2009.
Meredith’s RecycleMania participation was successful, however, with the campus community collecting 9,272 total pounds of recycling, including aluminum, glass, paper and plastic during the three month competition.
The RecycleMania team completed seven weeks of recycling mini-assessments. The 2009 RecycleMania team included students Zandra Blankenship, Jessica Prescott, Alyson Denise Strickland and Carrie Stinchcomb and staff members Tabitha Underwood, April Brohawn and Laura Fieselman.
Volunteers visited a total of 115 individual dorm rooms and offices to gauge correct recycling practices. Their assesments found that 60 percent of residents and 51 percent of staff and faculty visited demonstrated correct recycling and were entered to win a prize.
Eleven members of the campus community won compact flourscent lightbulbs, resuable tote bags and SIGG water bottles. Prizes were provided by Lowes and Whole Foods.
The College’s recycling efforts also reached a milestone during RecycleMania. In February 2009, Meredith College community members recycled more paper and aluminum than any previous month in the 2008-09 academic year.
For more information on Meredith’s sustainability efforts, visit www.meredith.edu/sustainability .
Date Submitted: 2009-04-28