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400 Pounds “Swept” out of Landfills

HWS officially kicked-off RecycleMania earlier this semester with the Sustainability Sweep. Now in its fifth year, the Sweep is a recycling sprint designed to help boost the Colleges’ recycling effort as students return from winter break. The event, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, collected more than 400 pounds of recyclables, diverting them away from landfills.

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 – more than 130 pounds of recyclable material – won dinner at the Beef and Brew restaurant in Geneva.

Participating in this year’s sweep were: Katrin Ayer ’16, Benjamin Brownell ’17, Maddison Case ’14, Stephanie Chalmers ’15, Jennifer Galezo ’14, Pascale Grossnickle ’16, Cierra Lang ’14, Raymond Ma ’17, Cameron Mathieu ’14, Tyla McAlmont ’17, Erin Minty ’14, Aboubacar Okeke-Diagne ’15, Aislinn Raftis ’15, Julianne Rizzotti ’17, Sara Volo ’17, Nicholas Vonderheyde ’14, and Ellie Wells ’15.