2016 RecycleMania Tournament – Final Results

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Thanks to Chaunda Fraulino and all of her hard work in making this happen every year. We have continually gotten better in this competition and I hope you all improve next year too.

Also thanks to all of you for doing your part and recycling, reducing, and reusing. This would not have been possible without an environmentally conscious student body and employees.

2016 RecycleMania Tournament
February 7 – April 2, 2016
 
Final Results
Glendale Community College (GCC) competed with 276 colleges and universities nationwide in the 2016 RecycleMania tournament from February 7 – April 2.  The four Arizona participants included Arizona State University, Glendale Community College, and the University of Arizona. GCC reduced the amount of waste per person from 8.63 lbs. in 2015 to 7.61 lbs. in 2016 earning a 3rd place finish in the 2016 Waste Minimization competition.
The goal of waste minimization is to reduce overall waste (trash plus recyclables) through waste reduction activities such as the Zero Waste Program.  As a direct result of our success in waste minimization, our placement in other categories is higher.  The final results in all categories are listed below.
2016 RecycleMania Final Results
Grand Champion
103 out of 207Per Capita Classic
249 out of 269Gorilla
222 out of 276

Waste Minimization
3 out of 114

Corrugated Cardboard
93 out of 97

Our cumulative GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Reductions during the competition are 58 Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent, or 11 cars off the road, or the energy consumption of 5 households.
 

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About RecycleMania
This is GCC’s 6th year participating in the RecycleMania tournament.  The tournament ran from February 7 – April 2, 2016. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or has the highest recycling rate overall.
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EARTH DAY DUMPSTER DIVE PRESENTATION

EARTH DAY DUMPSTER DIVE PRESENTATION in the STUDENT UNION!!

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When Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where SU-104A,SU-104B,SU-104C
Event Title Dumpster Dive Results and Speaker
This event celebrates our ninth annual dumpster dive, with a presentation of this years dumpster dive results, followed by our guest speaker,  Thomas Williams, Chief Sustainability Officer, Maricopa County Community College District.

STEAM FESTIVAL & Open House @ GCC

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE is Hosting a STEAM FESTIVAL & Open House

MARCH 25th 2016!!

*Health & Wellness Fair

*Campus Vegetarian Potluck

*Guest Speaker Chip Thomas

*Forum on Climate Change

*STEAM Fest & Open House

COME AND JOIN US HERE @ GCC

Glendale Community College · 6000 West Olive Avenue · Glendale Arizona 85302
(623) 845-3245

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2016 RECYCLEMANIA TOURNAMENT

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7 a.m.
RECYCLE!! RECYCLE!!

GCC is competing in the 2016 RecycleMania tournament from February 7 – April 2, 2016.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.

In 2015, GCC finished in 7th place for Waste Minimization.  Our goal is to improve our placement in this year’s competition.

We need YOU to waste less and recycle more!

Choose to reuse… Gaucho cups are now available in the Palms Cafe with discounted refills.