Recycyclemania results are in! With almost a 30% recycling rate, Elizabeth City
State University placed 135/274 nationally, 4th in the state of North Carolina, and
1st in the UNC system for the overall challenge.
Student Government Association and the Office of Sustainability hosted Recyclemania's
kick off in February by distributing recycle bins for student's dorm rooms, and hosting
environmentally friendly trivia. ECSU Green Council visited student dorms and showed
where students can drop off their recycling. Members of Kappa Alpha Psi and the ECSU
Community Relations Committee expanded the recycle raids into M. D. Thorpe Administration
Building, where they searched recycle bins to ensure proper use and emptied full bins.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university
recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.
Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report
the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various
categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, which schools have
the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, and which schools generate
the least amount of combined trash and recycling. With each week's updated ranking,
participating schools follow their performance against other colleges and use the
results to rally their campus to reduce and recycle more.