Saturday, May 26, 2018

Trinity to Participate in RecycleMania

 

David Sipprelle ’14
Staff Writer
The unveiling of Trinity’s ecological footprint began on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, with the return of RecycleMania. Trinity’s campus community will put its environmental awareness to the test, along with 630 colleges and universities slated to participate in the friendly competition, which was designed with the intention of promoting recycling on college campuses by using pure competition as an incentive. According to the tournament’s website, its other goals are to call attention to campus recycling programs, to advocate colleges to “measure and benchmark” recycling efforts, to provoke waste reduction, and to simply engage in fair and friendly competition. Trinity first participated in the contest in 2009, and after a brief hiatus, the school has decided to re-declare their participation for 2012. This year, the College decided to enter the competition in partnership with Aramark, the company that now manages the campus’ Buildings & Grounds office. According to Trinity’s Sustainability Coordinator Karen Misbach, the College hopes to “promote recycling and improve our collection systems through this joint effort.” Misbach will oversee Trinity’s participation in RecycleMania.
The competition will span a period of ten weeks. Throughout the contest, the community will be updated with reports delineating the amount of cardboard, bottles, cans, and paper collected for recycling. Trinity’s recycled trash will be measured and recorded with the help of the CT Resources Recovery Authority, which will submit weekly reports to RecycleMania regarding the quantities of trash and recyclable materials that the College disposes of. After the ten weeks have elapsed, each campus’ recycling performance will be evaluated based on the total amount recycled per capita. Whichever campus yields the largest per capita figure will be crowned the winner. The reward for the national champion is national recognition, the right to hold the Waste Minimization Trophy for the entire year, and a customized award assembled from recyclable materials. President James F. Jones, Jr. stated in a campus wide email that he believes the real effort of the contest to be “each member of our community doing their part in making sure any waste material that can be recycled is set aside in a recyclable collection container.” President Jones also noted that the ultimate goal is that participation will instill better environmental stewardship within the community. 
If you would like to get involved with the program, or simply have a question, you can contact Misbach. If not, you can stay updated on Trinity’s progress through the RecycleMania website, www.recyclemaniacs.org.  

The unveiling of Trinity’s ecological footprint began on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, with the return of RecycleMania. Trinity’s campus community will put its environmental awareness to the test, along with 630 colleges and universities slated to participate in the friendly competition, which was designed with the intention of promoting recycling on college campuses by using pure competition as an incentive. According to the tournament’s website, its other goals are to call attention to campus recycling programs, to advocate colleges to “measure and benchmark” recycling efforts, to provoke waste reduction, and to simply engage in fair and friendly competition. Trinity first participated in the contest in 2009, and after a brief hiatus, the school has decided to re-declare their participation for 2012. This year, the College decided to enter the competition in partnership with Aramark, the company that now manages the campus’ Buildings & Grounds office. According to Trinity’s Sustainability Coordinator Karen Misbach, the College hopes to “promote recycling and improve our collection systems through this joint effort.” Misbach will oversee Trinity’s participation in RecycleMania. The competition will span a period of ten weeks. Throughout the contest, the community will be updated with reports delineating the amount of cardboard, bottles, cans, and paper collected for recycling. Trinity’s recycled trash will be measured and recorded with the help of the CT Resources Recovery Authority, which will submit weekly reports to RecycleMania regarding the quantities of trash and recyclable materials that the College disposes of. After the ten weeks have elapsed, each campus’ recycling performance will be evaluated based on the total amount recycled per capita. Whichever campus yields the largest per capita figure will be crowned the winner. The reward for the national champion is national recognition, the right to hold the Waste Minimization Trophy for the entire year, and a customized award assembled from recyclable materials. President James F. Jones, Jr. stated in a campus wide email that he believes the real effort of the contest to be “each member of our community doing their part in making sure any waste material that can be recycled is set aside in a recyclable collection container.” President Jones also noted that the ultimate goal is that participation will instill better environmental stewardship within the community. If you would like to get involved with the program, or simply have a question, you can contact Misbach. If not, you can stay updated on Trinity’s progress through the RecycleMania website, www.recyclemaniacs.org.

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