One of the great sustainability traditions at our university is our participation in Recyclemania, a national contest between colleges and universities. UAlbany takes part in many of the categories including the Gorilla Prize (most recyclables) and Waste Minimization.
We are striving for a goal of 300,000 pounds of recyclables during the ten week period. One item new this semester is the bottle return machine in the campus center. We had a kick off event for this last week. We’re anxious to see how the campus community will receive this new outlet for their returnables and also to see how much use it will get!
We’ll be out in force over the next few weeks, at basketball games and at the apartments, to collect returnables, which we will donate to the Music Mobile, our local non profit organization that specializes in music and environmental education.
Come out next week for our kick off event: February 2nd at 8 pm in LC 5. We will be viewing the Story of Bottled Water and getting our teams together for collection drives.