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Recyclemania competition promotes sustainability


Alex Palmieri – News Writer Heather Stearns said Recyclemania is made for students to understand the significance of recycling and to continue recycling as best as they can. “We’ve been doing this since 2008,” said Stearns, recycling coordinator. “It’s been a great time.” Stearns said the main goal of Recyclemania is waste reduction. This is an eight week friendly competition between

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Office of Sustainability tackles food waste


Adrianna Rochester – General Assignments Reporter     Food waste is when any edible items goes unconsumed or discarded by retailers due to undesirable blemishes or colors and by plate waste being discarded by consumers.     According to The Campus Kitchen Project, about 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. The site goes onto state that one in six

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Students reduce and reuse during Recyclemania


Office of Sustainability hosted an E-Waste Drive where students donated old computers and electronics. Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter  As of Feb. 18, the Southern Connecticut State University campus has gathered 20,740 pounds of recycling, according the RecycleMania Facebook page. “It’s an easy thing that anyone can do for the environment,” said Murphy Murad, sophomore psychology student. This is the

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Southern strives for sustainability


Aaron Berkowitz – General Assignment Reporter  Making an effort to be more environmentally friendly and aware is much more than just recycling bottles and cans, said Heather Stearns, SCSU’s Recycling Coordinator. “There’s countless ways that everyone can get involved. We are always looking for different ways to recycle. We have recycled mattresses, paint, pallets; there’s really a long list of

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Southern completes another RecycleMania contest


Josh Falcone – General Assignment Reporter Recently Southern Connecticut State University completed the 2014 RecycleMania competition, the contest took place from Feb. 2 to March 29. RecycleMania is an eight-week contest where schools report their recycling and trash figures, which are ranked to see who collected the largest amount of recyclables, and the least amount of trash. The participating schools can

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Southern holds second annual E-Waste drive


Josh Falcone – General Assignment Reporter Recently Southern Connecticut State University held an electronic waste collection drive as part of RecycleMania. The drive allowed the community to drop off old electronic equipment at the Facilities Operations warehouse to be recycled. Heather Stearns, recycling coordinator at the university, said the electronic waste drive is in its second year and has brought an

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