More Info on RecycleMania 2014!

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We need your help! Saint Joseph’s College is currently participating in the RecycleMania collegiate recycling competition. Saint Joseph’s campus is in the midst of competing against other college campuses around the US and Canada. The competition is to see which campuses can reuse and recycle the most campus waste!

Remember these are some ways you can help make Saint Joseph’s successful throughout the competition:

  • Use reusable water bottles and use our new refilling station in Alfond Center
  • Use a reusable mug for your coffee at Mercy Market and Brewed Awakenings (and get a 10% discount!)
  • Recycle plastic cups
  • Use double-sided printing
  • Use the backs of papers for scrap paper
  • Compost your waste at Pearson’s Café and Mercy Market
  • Donate unwanted things to Goodwill

Let’s make a difference!

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

Feel free to leave a comment below with other ways the campus can help make Saint Josephs successful during this competition.

Recyclemania 2014!

recyclemaniaWhat is Recyclemania you may ask? Recyclemania is a 8 week long program that colleges across the U.S. and Canada compete in to see how much they can recycle as a school and how they compare with other participating colleges and universities. Recyclemania currently has 424 colleges and universities participating. In Maine, Bowdoin, Colby, USM, and Saint Joseph’s are taking part in this program. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about campus-wide recycling competitions taking place over the semester. Go St. Joe’s!

How can you personally make a difference? Here is a list of small tasks you can do to help us reach our goal of a more attainable sustainable campus…and earth!

  • Use reusable water bottles and use our new refilling station in Alfond Center
  • Use a reusable mug for your coffee at Mercy Market and Brewed Awakenings
  • Recycle plastic Red Bull cups
  • Use double-sided printing
  • Use the backs of papers for scrap paper
  • Compost your waste at Pearson’s Café
  • Donate unwanted things to Goodwill

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

Introducing SJC’s First Water Bottle Filling Station!

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There is a new addition to the Alfond Center! The SJC Eco-Reps earned one of two grants available through the Portland Water District to install a water bottle filling station. It was installed right before we came back from break and has already been put to good use by the campus community. This new filling station has the same look as the original water fountain but with the addition of a motion-activated faucet to more easily fill up a reusable water bottle. This device also includes a counter that records how many one-time use plastic bottles are saved in the process. The Eco-Reps are working to raise money for more station installations around campus. What do you think of our new water bottle filler? Share your thoughts with us in a comment below.