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LIU Post to Participate in 2012 Recyclemania Tournament

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Gina Bigelow,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Post * LIU Brentwood * LIU Riverhead,
Long Island University
516-299-2332

Brookville, N.Y. – In its ongoing commitment to encourage environmental awareness and responsibility, LIU Post is among 600 colleges and universities (and just one of two from Long Island) to compete in the 2012 RecyleMania Tournament. A nationwide competition, RecycleMania is used as a benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.  

As a green campus, the initiatives of LIU Post students, faculty and staff have resulted in a significant trimming of energy consumption and reduced waste. These efforts include recycling in residence halls, eco-friendly trays, reusable mugs and bags in the dining facilities, and the use of electric vehicles by the campuses Facilities Department.

Following a 7-year tradition, graduates at Commencement, on Friday, May 4, will be invited to take the Green and Gold Pledge of Social and Environmental Policy – a commitment to be attentive to the social and environmental consequences of their actions and to improve these aspects in their home, workplace and community.

The LIU Post Recycling Program continues to strive to increase recycling efforts for RecycleMania and the entire LIU Post community is encouraged to help in the quest to recycle plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, corrugated cardboard and mixed paper.

In addition, for a one month period during the 10-week long competition, the LIU Post RecycleMania team will track how much campus e-waste is recycled.

By competing in RecycleMania, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected, over an 8-week period each spring, and are, in turn, ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as 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.

For more information on how to get involved please email CWPostRecycling@yahoo.com or visit www.recyclemaniacs.org. See the LIU Post Recycling Club's video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAOPJsYy1IE

Posted 03/01/2012

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