Category Archives: RecycleMania

Tell Us About Your Good, “Green” Deeds

By: Melissa Colleary, Senior Sustainability Coordinator, LIU Post

This semester, LIU Post is participating in the RecycleMania 3R Actions Challenge. The challenge, which is 8 weeks long, consists of 4 categories where students can gain points for their college by sharing their “green” actions on social media. The 4 categories, each spanning a two-week period, ask students to focus on a theme for that particular stage of the competition.

RM 3R Actions logo

The themes for each stage are:

Stage 1: Recycling (February 1 to 14): Actions focused on recycling (paper, bottles, cans, etc.)

Stage 2: Reuse (February 15 to 28): Actions focused on reusing items such as travel mugs, reusable water bottles, shopping at thrift stores, etc.

Stage 3: Reduce (March 1 to 14): Actions focused on waste prevention such as double sided printing

Stage 4: Zero Waste (March 15 to 28): Actions that include all of the above

Regardless of the stage, each student can also post pictures showing their school spirit to gain points with the #spirit.

Students can collect points by texting their actions to 21212 with the hashtag #RM2015 and #LIUPost, tweeting their actions to @recyclemaniacs with the hashtag #LIUPost, or downloading the myActions mobile App, and each action requires the use of the keyword that relates to the topic. For example, during the recycling stage, use the term, “recycle”. Every action is also encouraged to include a selfie in addition to the other criteria.

For more information, click HERE.

Tell Us About Your Good, "Green" Deeds

By: Melissa Colleary, Senior Sustainability Coordinator, LIU Post

This semester, LIU Post is participating in the RecycleMania 3R Actions Challenge. The challenge, which is 8 weeks long, consists of 4 categories where students can gain points for their college by sharing their “green” actions on social media. The 4 categories, each spanning a two-week period, ask students to focus on a theme for that particular stage of the competition.

RM 3R Actions logo

The themes for each stage are:

Stage 1: Recycling (February 1 to 14): Actions focused on recycling (paper, bottles, cans, etc.)

Stage 2: Reuse (February 15 to 28): Actions focused on reusing items such as travel mugs, reusable water bottles, shopping at thrift stores, etc.

Stage 3: Reduce (March 1 to 14): Actions focused on waste prevention such as double sided printing

Stage 4: Zero Waste (March 15 to 28): Actions that include all of the above

Regardless of the stage, each student can also post pictures showing their school spirit to gain points with the #spirit.

Students can collect points by texting their actions to 21212 with the hashtag #RM2015 and #LIUPost, tweeting their actions to @recyclemaniacs with the hashtag #LIUPost, or downloading the myActions mobile App, and each action requires the use of the keyword that relates to the topic. For example, during the recycling stage, use the term, “recycle”. Every action is also encouraged to include a selfie in addition to the other criteria.

For more information, click HERE.

Residence Life Recycles 381 Pounds of Material

From February 24th to March 2nd, the Office of Residence Life held their own version of RecycleMania as part of the annual Cereal Bowl Competition. Which residence hall could collect the most recyclables?

During that week, residents, RAs and RHDs from each residence hall collected paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans in hopes of becoming the victor of RecycleMania. At the end of the week, members of the LIU Post Recycling Program weighed all of the materials and in total, the 6 buildings collectively recycled 381 pounds of recyclable material.

The competition was judged on a per capita basis rather than a total amount collected that way it would place every building, both big and small, on an even playing field. So, with a weight of .977 pounds per resident, Nassau Hall claimed their first RecycleMania victory, recycling 83.5 pounds of material in total.

“As a whole, we encourage our building to recycle as much as possible,” said Arianna Livreri, Residence Hall Director of Nassau Hall.

“Not only did RecycleMania provide us with a great opportunity to educate our residents about recycling and the benefits of being sustainable, but the competition also got residents more aware of their environmental impacts. Now, recycling has become a trend in our building.”

And certainly it has become a trend all across campus.

LIU Post is now recycling more than ever and it all stems from the hard work and efforts displayed by people the likes of the residents of Nassau Hall.

Nassau Hall

Residence Life Staff of Nassau Hall

RecycleMania Is Upon Us!

RecycleMania yet again descends upon the LIU Post campus.

For the 3rd year in a row now, LIU Post will be competing in the largest recycling competition in North America, the RecycleMania Tournament.

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Born in 2001, RecycleMania was the end result of two recycling coordinators from Ohio University and Miami University challenging each other to see which one of their schools could recycle the most. The two schools leveraged their existing sports rivalry and decided to apply it to recycling. Ever since, the amount of schools participating in RecycleMania has increased and now there are 461 colleges and universities competing in the 2014 RecycleMania Tournament spanning all 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces.

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Growth of the RecycleMania Tournament

LIU Post is looking to improve upon last year’s standings and we hope that you will join in the effort of making that happen by minimizing your waste and recycling as much as you can.

The Tournament runs through the end of March. So, make sure you do everything you can to help LIU Post win!

Also, check back often for RecycleMania updates!!!