Competition Launch - Reduce Waste on Campus During RecycleMania 2017

Help Cornell Win! Competition February 5 - April 1, 2017


Why are recycle bins optimistic? Because they are full of cans!

Cornell is a participant in the nationwide, 8 week RecycleMania Competition (February 5th – April 1st) - help us win by focusing on waste! Join the entire Cornell community in learning how to reduce personal waste and improve our waste sorting across campus (trash, recycling, compost). Our collective goals as an institution, competing against colleges across the nation, are waste minimization and waste diversion.

RecycleMania events:

  • RecycleMania GameDay Basketball
    Men’s Basketball: Cornell vs. Yale
    Saturday, February 4th from 6:00-8:00pm
    Bartels Hall

  • Weekly Wednesday Coffee
    Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
    Eight weeks from February 8th – March 29th
    Ho Plaza outside Willard Straight Hall

Get Involved: We have opportunities for students, staff and faculty to take on leadership roles and volunteer to improve waste management at Cornell during RecycleMania and throughout the year, including a Student Steering Committee for Recyclemania. 
Please contact the Campus Sustainability Office at to learn more!

Did you know? Over one million disposable cups are used on Cornell’s campus each year. Try bringing a reusable mug (and utensils and containers) when you eat on campus!


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