The University of Oregon Recycling Center kicked off the RecycleMania Civil War – a friendly competition with Oregon State University – on Jan. 20, and encourages the campus community to get involved.
The two schools will compete through Feb. 2 in order to determine which university can produce the highest per capita weight for recycling and compost combined. A trophy was created out of recycled materials by a UO student for the event, but currently resides with OSU after the school won the most recent RecycleMania Civil War.
The local Civil War leads into the national RecycleMania competition, which takes place between Feb. 3 and March 30. Like the UO and OSU competition, the national RecycleMania sees colleges and universities across the nation engage in a friendly recycling competition in order to promote waste reduction and encourage healthy recycling habits.
This year, the UO Recycling Center is hosting several events throughout the Civil War and the national RecycleMania competition.
A craft workshop, “Totally Tubular: Recycled Bike Tube Crafts,” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Participants can learn how to re-purpose old bike tubes into fun, wearable items. The workshop will last from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will be in the Skylight Lounge North on the top floor of the EMU.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., the film “Waste Land” will be screened in the Great Room of the Global Scholars Hall. Filmed over three years, the movie follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to the world’s largest garbage dump in Brazil.
For more information on RecycleMania, and for a full list of activities, visit the website at http://recycle.uoregon.edu.
- by Taylor Robertson, UO Office of Strategic Communications intern