CR2ZW

WHAT?
Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly known as RecycleMania) is an annual competition among universities in the US and Canada which measures and compares campus waste reduction efforts over an eight-week period from February 1st to March 28th, 2021. Through Campus Race to Zero Waste educational efforts, UM is on a mission to engage students, staff, and faculty in sustainable everyday practices that divert items from the landfill and make recycling and waste reduction both accessible and meaningful. Our campus competes in the Single Stream Recycling Per Capita challenge, which means we'll measure and report the weights of paper, cardboard, and bottles/cans recycled on campus on a per person basis each week. We will be hosting events such as a kickoff event, environmentally themed trivia, a scavenger hunt, and smaller events around campus.

WHEN?
 
February to March

HOW DOES IT WORK? 
Every week, we will announce our ranking of Per Capita recycling among other  Florida universities on @greenumiami 

TAKE our CR2 ZeroWaste Pledge

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? 
Recycle a lot during those 2 months and visit miami.edu/recycle and @umiamiecoagency for updates 

Times and Locations coming soon
February

Kickoff Trivia - 2/22 at 6PM

  • Description: Want to win a hammock made from recycled water bottles? The Campus Race to Zero Waste competition is hosting a Kahoot on 2/22 at 6PM. Topics include: What to Recycle, Fast Fashion, etc. Make sure to sign up to receive the zoom link! We hope to see you there! Zoom RSVP now!  
  • Prizes include: Hammock made from recycled water bottles, Vericooler units (recyclable coolers), and t-shirts

 Mask Recycling and Single Use battery recycling at Stanford lobby:

 

and RECYCLE RIGHT!




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RECYCLEMANIA 2018

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for university recycling programs to promote waste reduction to their campus communities.

RANKING for the FINAL WEEK:



Fourth week: 2nd place with Lbs 4.8 per capita

Last Tabling event: Thursday March 29 at the Stanford Tower during the dinner rush

Here are our results from the RecycleMania survey:

Check our ECO new labels on recycling bins in and around Dooly Memorial.
Next steps: School of Business, UC.


Which item is really recyclable in our county? ECO and the Green Committee are
launching Recyclemania in our dorms.
A lot of students learnt something after passing by their table.

Here are the answers:



Eventually, magnet versions of this signage will be distributed to students so they can place them on their wall as a friendly reminder!

> If you are part of a Fraternity or a Sorority, help us recycle and make Greek Life parties “Green Event” certified. Learn more and contact us at greenu@miami.edu

WHO PARTICIPATES? Florida State University / Florida International University / Eckerd College / Florida Gulf Coast University / Nova Southeastern University / University of South Florida / The University of West Florida

and remember to RECYCLE OFTEN and RECYCLE RIGHT !

3 simple rules of recycling in Miami Dade:

- Recycle all CLEAN and EMPTY bottles, cans, paper and cardboard

- No food, No liquids, in the recycling bin

- No plastic bags in the recycling bin

Take this RECYCLING SURVEY

 

OVERALL GOALS of RECYCLEMANIA at the U:

 

- Motivate students and staff to increase recycling efforts.

- Decrease the rate of food contamination in our recycling bins.

- Beat our State competitors!