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.
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.
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