RecycleManiacs! – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update


After 10 grueling weeks of competition, the verdict is in: HWS community members are RecycleManiacs! During the RecycleMania challenge, which ended April 6, Hobart and William Smith Colleges collected more recyclables than 87% of competing schools and recycled more paper than 91% of competing schools. “I’m pretty darned happy with these results,” says Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Tom Drennen. “I know we can do even better next year.” Drennen is the co-chair of the Presidents Climate Commitment Task Force and was part of the impetus to get HWS involved in the RecycleMania project. RecycleMania, a recycling competition among college and university campuses in the United States, increases student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization programs. To compete, HWS measured and reported the weight of recyclable material weekly. For more information on the competition, visit RecycleMania is just one way that colleges who have signed the Presidents Climate Commitment are going green. HWS was a charter member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which aims to reduce green house gases. To learn more about the Colleges’ efforts, visit The Big, Green Idea.

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