Tulane RecycleManiaRecycleMania 2014 begins February 3rd

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs to see who can waste less and recycle more. Over an 8 week period during the Spring semester, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. Visit Recycle Tulane on Facebook to see weekly results!

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Building Captains Needed for 2014 RecycleMania Residence Hall Challenge

Looking for a resume-building leadership experience that allows you to make a difference in your community? The second annual RecycleMania Res Hall Challenge is seeking Building Captains for this year’s competition, which will run from February 3-23. You can develop as a leader while learning about sustainability. Building Captains motivate and organize their fellow residents to recycle, reduce waste, and save energy during the competition. Between one and four building captains will be selected for each residence hall, depending on the size of the residence hall. This will be a short-term commitment that provides an opportunity to try out new leadership and communication strategies, and get more involved with sustainability at Tulane.

Building Captains are still needed for a number of residence halls.  To apply, send an email expressing your interest to recycle@tulane.edu.

Click here for resources for RecycleMania Building Captains.

Residence Hall Challenge 2014

Tulane’s second annual residence hall recycling competition will be held from February 3-February 23, 2014. This year’s competition will test the residence halls in three different green categories:

  • Most recycling per person
  • Least garbage per person
  • Greatest electricity savings

The residence hall with the highest average ranking in these categories will win a spring-time Sustainable Smorgasbord. (Due to infrastructure differences, a few residence halls will not be able to compete in the “Least Garbage” and “Greatest Electricity Savings” categories. For these residence halls, the average ranking will only be based on two of the categories.)

2014 Results

Visit the Recycle Tulane Facebook page for updates on results

Results for the “Greatest Electricity Savings” category can be viewed on Tulane’s Building Dashboard.