Sustainability Sweep – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Sustainability Sweep

HWS officially kicked-off RecycleMania with the Sustainability Sweep on Monday evening. RecycleMania is an eight-week recycling competition between 500 colleges and universities. Now in its fourth year, the Sweep is a recycling sprint designed to help boost the Colleges’ recycling effort and build awareness about the nationwide competition.

Teams of up to four people each gathered on the front steps of the Scandling Campus Center to spend an hour scavenging campus in an effort to collect the most weight in recyclables.  Bags full of recycling were weighed after the hour and the team that recycled the most won a $100 gift card to the Red Dove Tavern.

The teams competing in this year’s Sustainability Sweep collected recycling from all corners of campus with a grand total collected exceeding 500 pounds. The winning team, comprised of Laura Kenny ’14, Jasmine Rostamnezhad ’13, Richard Bonney ’14, and Helen Hunsinger ’12 collected 179 pounds of recyclable material in the hour.

“It was a great kick-off to Recyclemania,” says Sustainability Coordinator James Landi ’08. “It definitely got us off to a good start to achieving the goal of a 35 percent recycling rate at the Colleges. We just need to keep building on the momentum!”

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