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April 19, 2013
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine

RecyleMania sweeps campus April 21-26

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University's version of RecyleMania will take place April 21-26.

The program, part of SRU's "Earth Days 2013," is a friendly competition between residence halls to motivate students to increase recycling and reduce waste. The residence hall that contributes the most recycling as measured by weight will receive a pizza party funded by the Office of Residence Life.

The tonnage will be weighed Wednesday, with the winner announced Friday, said Paul Scanlon, SRU special assistant to the president for sustainability planning and operations.

Posters have been placed in the residence halls to create awareness of RecycleMania.

Scanlon said student volunteers from SRU's Center for Student Leadership and Development will pickup the items for recycling.

The national RecycleMania program, based in Stamford, Conn., asks college campuses to reduce, reuse and recycle on-campus waste. The program is designed to raise support for campus recycling and sustainability measures. More than 600 universities nationwide participated last year, collecting more than 70 million pounds of recyclables.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.