The SSC InterOffice Competition!
Who? All full-time and part-time faculty and staff
When? February 4 – March 29 (8 weeks)
Where? Office Area vs. Office Area. (see teams below)
What do I do? Maximize recycling efforts!
Prizes: Pride of course! And, a cool reward from the Sustainability Task Force
Questions? Ask your area recycling coordinator or Maureen Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org
InterOffice Competition Teams
EI/ET in B215 - “Team B215”
Science Wing and Dental, Health offices - H building 1st and 2nd Floor – “Team H1&2”
Public / Student Services 1st and 2nd Floor – “Team G1/ S 1&2”
Business Building East 2nd Floor / Business Building West/ IT Computer Services Help Desk/ Physical Plant (some in G) – “Team B and Physical Plant”
Timken Building – “Team C”
Health and Sciences/ North Academic – “Team J & K”
Arts and Sciences – E Building - “Team E”
Student Services 3rd Floor – “Team S 3”
Business and Entrepreneurial Building – “Team M”
Offsite locations including Whipple Automotive, Hoover and ATC - “Team Offsite”
SSC came in 16th place in the Grand Champion division with a 67% recycling rate. The College's total waste (recycling and trash) was reduced from 47 pounds per capita in 2012 to 34 pounds in 2013. Although the College’s recycling rate for the Grand Champion category was higher at 68% in 2012 (taking 10th place in this category that year), SSC had an overall 26% reduction in waste comparatively.
Thank You! to everyone for participating! Please keep recycling both on campus and at home. Remember that recycling just one soda can saves enough energy to run a television for two hours (according to www.earth911.com).
National RecycleMania Competition
Dates: Feb 4 - March 30
Facebook Trivia Contest
Dates: Feb 4 - March 30
Description: A daily Facebook trivia contest promoting waste prevention and recycling. The person who posts the correct answer first wins the daily contest. Prizes have been donated from the SSC Sustainability Task Force and local merchants. For more information, please contact Kristie Siders at email@example.com.
Plastic: a Part of Our Everyday Lives… a visual installation
Dates: Feb 4 – March 30
Description: Installations throughout the Main Campus.
InterOffice Recycling Competition
Who? Office Area vs. Office Area
When? Feb. 4 – March 8
Questions? Maureen Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org
RecycleMania Mascots Descend on Stark State
Dates: Feb 18 - 22
Description: Get caught by a mascot being “Green” and win a prize!
Cereal Box Notebook Sale
Sale Dates: March 4-8 in the Cafeteria, Atrium and C Building Lobby
Cost: $2.00 at the table, $2.50 in the College Store
Description: Flattened cereal boxes and paper that has been thrown into the recycling bins unite to create cool reused paper notebooks.
RecycleMania Scavenger Hunt
Dates: March 18 - 22
Description: Collect fast facts from the mascots. Turn in your answers to B215 to be entered into a drawing for local gift certificates.
Green Sale in the College Store
Dates: March 18 – 29.
Description: Environmentally Preferred and Green Products will be featured and 20% off in the College Store. Free reusable bags available in the College Store with any purchase while supplies last.
More Campus Recycling information available under the Waste Management tab!
Team S/G 1&2 won the Grand Champion
Team J&K won Recycling Per Capita
Team H won Waste Minimization
What Is RecycleMania?
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week’s reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
What Can I Do To Help Compete?
During the RecycleMania competition, keep doing as you normally do by recycling as much as possible! Check back on our website at http://www.starkstate.edu/green/waste-management or the SSC Sustainability Facebook page to see how we are doing.
Learn more at www.recyclemania.com.
Thank you! to everyone who helped with the competition, both for the InterOffice Competition and the national competition: Stefanie Smith, Kristie Siders, John Smith, Val Mayle and her staff, Lacey Widder, Cheri Barth, Dylan Curtis, Sara Weaver, Suzanne Wiles, Kathy Feichter and the Recycling Coordinators. Thank you to those who put together our “art installations,” both our bag covered chairs and our bottle art. Also thanks to the LGBTS Global and Student Government for putting together our cereal box notebooks.