The eight-week period of RecycleMania has finally come to a close. Schools from all over the nation are tallying their recycling totals and comparing their ranks on the RecycleMania leaderboard. Here’s how Georgia College stacked up:
Total Diversion: 18.826%, rank 138/170
Diversion in 2017: 7.816%, rank 186/194
Per Capita Recycling: 6.046 pounds per capita, rank 164/228
Per Capita Recycling in 2017: 4.304 pounds per person, rank 214/248
Total Recycling: 50,574 pounds, rank 165/229
Total Recycling in 2017: 32,554 pounds, rank 177/215
Waste Minimization: 34.862 pounds per capita, rank 57/179
Waste Minimization in 2017: N/A
All in all, Georgia College has increased its total diversion rate by 11.01%, and increased its total recycling by 18,020 pounds. The campus has seen a significant improvement over the results of last year; and we would like to thank all students, staff, and faculty who participated in this event! Georgia College is working continuously to promote green efforts around campus and encourage a more sustainable way of living, and RecycleMania has provided an engine with which to involve the entire campus in green efforts. We hope to see recycling efforts and campus involvement continue to grow in the future with the momentum gained through this year’s RecycleMania.
As RecycleMania comes to a close, the Office of Sustainability prepares to kick off the 2018 Georgia College Earth Week beginning April 16th. This week will feature a myriad of events designed to incorporate students with sustainability efforts. Activities include garden and compost tours, the Symposium, and Earthfest. The Office of Sustainability would like to encourage all members of the Georgia College community to participate in these events and get involved with the sustainability efforts on campus now!