College Students Nationwide Work at Recycling - Well Before Earth Day
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College Students Nationwide Work at Recycling - Well Before Earth Day

Posted in [College], [Sustainability] By Katie Gargano
Part Two of Two

Reuse. Recycle!As Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, you’re going to want to know how the end of the 13th annual RecycleMania tournament concluded on March 30. There were 523 colleges and universities competing for eight weeks to increase recycling participation by students and staff and to increase awareness about waste reduction programs on campus. During the tournament, colleges and universities collected 90.3 million pounds of recyclables materials!

The colleges and universities that took home the top prizes were:

Check out the scoreboard to see the other winners. Is your college or university a winner? The RecycleMania tournament ended right before Earth Day, encouraging students to continue being sustainable.

What are colleges and universities doing for Earth Day?

On Monday, April 22, Earth Day is celebrated by every college and university throughout the country. For most schools, Earth Week is the rule because there is tons of information, games, and activities to share with students and staff about sustainability that cannot fit into one day. Below are some examples. 

Purdue University


University of Washington
  • On Friday, April 19th UW hosted their Earth Day Kick-Off. One of the events is a Trashion Fashion Show, which is a trash-oriented fashion show. It shows that ‘trash’ can be recycled. All week long, UW is hosting activities to involve students and staff.


University of California Santa Cruz


Earth Day is a worldwide celebration. Communities everywhere around the world celebrate Earth Day in their own way. Australia is one of the many countries getting involved in Earth Day. They are hosting a Picnic for Earth.

A way that Church Hill Classics participates in sustainability is by offering framing options made with 100% recycled wood. For instance, UMKC Bookstore in Kansas City, Missouri, offers customization options for their frames which include Rainier – made with 100% recycled wood and with a mahogany finish.   

How are you participating in Earth Day 2013?

Frame your diploma with an eco-friendly frame!

Search for your school or create your own frame!

Gold Embossed Florida State University Diploma Frame
in Acadia with Maroon and Gold Mats

Gold Embossed Kansas State University Diploma Frame
in Rainier with Black and Purple Mats

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