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January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19


The RecyleMania 2009 competition has officially begun on Penn’s campus. Do your part, and take the pledge to stop, think, and recycle. 

Want to play a role in our city going green?

Penn’s Green Campus Partnership and the Penn Environmental Group are co-sponsoring a lecture and discussion this Thursday, January 29, at 6 p.m. in Houston Hall with Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Director Mark Alan Hughes as he addresses Penn and Philadelphia: Working Towards a Sustainable Future. Learn about initiatives in place to meet the challenge posed by Mayor Nutter to make this “the greenest city in America” by making our environment, economy, and neighborhoods more sustainable. 

Want to put your time and talent to good green use?

Participate in the RecycleMania 2009 Art and Video Contests open to Penn faculty, staff, and students. 

 The RecycleArt Contest invites participants to make their creations using only recycled materials—used cans, plastic bottles or containers, glass bottles, and paper. Connecting materials used in artwork must also be recyclable or biodegradable and any added dyes or inks must be made of biodegradable materials. The maximum size is 3 ft by 3 ft by 3 ft. Green prizes will be awarded, and the artwork will be featured in public venues on campus. You must sign up to enter by February 10, 2009 by e-mailing recylemania@pobox.upenn.edu.

If film is more your style, enter the RecycleMania Video Contest. Create a short (three minutes or less) video on the topic of recycling, waste reduction or reuse of materials. Submissions must be received by February 20, 2009. To submit your entry, post your original video on www.YouTube.com with the title RecycleMania @ Penn: [Your Video Title]. You must also send the title of your work to recyclemania@pobox.upenn.edu. Prizes will be awarded, and the winning videos will be featured on Penn’s Green Campus Partnership website. Additional details, as well as the complete rules and regulations for both contests are posted on the RecycleMania website: www.upenn.edu/recyclemania.

Want a freebie for doing your part?

During RecycleMania (now through March), bring your reusable mug to Einstein Bros. Bagels in Houston Market on Fridays, 10-11 a.m. for complimentary coffee or at Au Bon Pain locations on campus any time on Mondays for a free fountain drink or coffee with any purchase.

—RecycleMania Planning Committee

Green Initiatives: Getting Green

For some inspiration, see the three-minute video online, D.A.R.E. to be Green, with Dan Garofalo, Penn’s environmental sustainability coordinator, to find out about recycling, energy conservation, and other green initiatives, at www.gogreentube.com/watch.php?v=NDg1ODI3

Related: Recycling: Nothing New




Almanac - January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19