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Kent State Stark Takes RecycleMania Challenge

Posted Jan. 27, 2011

As one of the largest recyclers in Stark County, Kent State University at Stark is challenging their campus community to do even more to reduce the waste that threatens our environment. Building on the campus’s core value to “respect and protect the campus green space and our region's ecological environment,” students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in RecycleMania, a program to increase recycling and decrease waste on campuses throughout the nation. The program begins Jan. 23 and continues through March 25, 2011.

The program focuses on overall waste reduction instead of just recycling. The goal during this 10-week period is to generate the lowest possible amount of total waste per capita, which includes both trash and recycling. RecycleMania is designed to positively affect the future of colleges and universities by raising the awareness of how our everyday habits affect our planet.

To help make this program a success, please consider the environment before printing any documents and properly recycle your plastic, aluminum or glass trash in their respective bins. Be aware that all items that are thrown away in the trash bins will contribute to landfill waste.

To learn more about Kent State Stark's sustainability initiatives, including RecycleMania, visit our Recycling website. You will also find tips to help "green" your life, recycling do’s and don’ts and an online Campus Waste Minimalization Form where you can submit ideas or suggestions that will reduce the amount of waste generated on campus.

Thank you for your continued help in protecting our environment. Remember - it all adds up!

For more information, contact Brent Wood, sustainability officer, at 330-244-3270 or