The University of Minnesota is involved in a contest aimed at reducing waste on campus through better recycling and reduced trash. This is a nationwide campaign that pits university against university, and is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through their WasteWise Program. There are brochures on tables in the dining halls on campus, but other than that, I haven't heard much about it. To make this relevant to a larger audience, I could discuss how the Recycle Mania is tied to a larger waste reduction program that pits business against business.
I would talk to:
Residence Hall directors-as to why we need this on campus
Residence Director at Middlebrook Hall—Tam Knapton 625-2049
Facilities Management-whether they were informed about this, and how this affects their jobs
I would specifically talk to the person overseeing the recycling program at 612-625-8084.
Cindi Cardinal, facilities management, ext. 56481
I would contact Recycle Mania for more specific information about the program at 866-626-4224.
Ed Newman of Ohio University, who is
one of the founders of RecycleMania, at 740-593-0231