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RecycleMania@Penn Update
February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23


Stop! Think! Recycle!
Penn is moving up in the ranks!

Data from the second week of RecycleMania is now in and Penn is on the move!

Per Capita Classic: Schools compete to see which can collect the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person–Penn collected 2.58 lbs. per person and ranks 91st out of 155 schools –up from 97th last week!

Gorilla Prize: Honors the school that recycles the highest gross tonnage of materials regardless of campus population–Penn recycled 104,555 lbs. and ranks 12th out of 128 schools –up from last week’s rank of 26th!

Waste Minimization: Schools compete to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (including both recyclables and trash) per person–Penn is ranked 42nd out of 82 (still ahead of all the other Ivies competing in this category)!

Grand Champion: Recognizes the school that, based on their combined results, demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling–Penn’s 16.02 percent total maintains last week’s rank of 57 out of 70.

A detailed look at how Penn is doing including the individual totals for each College House will be available later this week at: www.upenn.edu/recyclemania.

Free Coffee Fridays! Bring your own reusable mug to Houston Market and Einstein Bros. Bagels all day for free coffee!

We can do even better!

Penn is rising in the rankings so we need to build on our success!  Penn’s RecycleMania website (www.upenn.edu/recyclemania) has lots of tips! If you have specific questions about how your school, center, college house or department recycles send them to recyclemania@pobox.upenn.edu.

When we stop to think about the environment, everyone wins so remember: Stop! Think! Recycle!

Almanac - February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23