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RecycleMania 2011 final results

RecycleMania 2011 came to a close at College Coffee on April 19 when students and area residence halls were honored for their efforts to reduce the amount of trash that goes into area landfills. The Elon contest was part of a national competition to see which schools could do the best job at recycling.

RecycleMania final standings for Elon University:

Grand Champion Results - 59,247 lbs collected (compared head-to-head by totals collected)
•         Placed 253rd out of 510 registered participating schools
•         10th out of 17 in North Carolina
•         3rd out of 7 in the Southern Conference

Per Capita Classic Division - 8.83 lbs./person
•         Placed 252nd out of 508 registered participating schools
•         8th out of 17 in North Carolina
•         3rd out of 7 in the Southern Conference

On campus, students of The Colonnades residence halls took top honors for 7.76 pounds per person collected of recycled material, with with a total of 1,195 pounds tallied from that area.

The grand prize winner in the Sustainability Video contest was Taylor Shain, who won $250 for his video highlighting the Elon Community Garden.

Runner-up was Matt Eastman, along with Mark Rehbein. Their video illustrated several of Elon’s sustainability initiatives.

Eric Townsend,
Staff
4/22/2011 5:04 PM