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Flagstaff and NAU are celebrating America Recycle’s Day by engaging the campus community to reduce, reuse and recycle today and on a daily basis. Students will be in the University Union Point from 11-2:30 with information and games for student to learn how to reduce your impact and win prizes. Come by the tabling in the University Union to sign the America Recycles Day pledge and win.
Also the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program invites you to join them at area grocery stores to celebrate America Recycles Day and learn about recycling in Flagstaff. Participate in a quick recycling game to receive a free reusable shopping bag and the chance to win $25 in groceries. City staff and volunteers will be at the following locations from 4 – 6 pm: Fry’s (Switzer Canyon), Bashas’ (Woodlands Village), Safeway (Highway 89), and Albertsons (E Route 66).
For more information or to take the pledge to recycle, visit americarecyclesday.org.
The Slash the Trash event at the Skydome on homecoming weekend was a huge success. We had over 20 volunteers come out to sort through waste generated by the Homecoming game and tailgating activities. Here is what we found:
Cardboard: 423 lbs.
Landfill: 1285 lbs.
Food Waste: 340 lbs.
Recycling: 433 lbs.
Pepsi Cups: 133 lbs.
Glass: 133 lbs.
Bathroom: 50 lbs.
Liquid: 278 lbs.
All the waste adds up to 3,072 total pounds! Here are the percentages:
11.07% Food Waste
4.33% Pepsi Cups
In total, we diverted 986 pounds from the landfill into recycling! That’s 32.1%!
All of this information will serve as our baseline for future waste reduction at football games. Check out photos from the event on the Green NAU facebook page.
NAU is performing a waste audit of the homecoming game waste stream at 10am on Sunday, October 20, to determine how to reduce our impact on campus and we need volunteers! All volunteers who commit to a 3 hour shift will be rewarded with Dining Dollars.
To volunteer email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Water Bottle
- Attire for being outside
- Be prepared to get dirty!
Come early for free coffee and snacks. We’ll have a clean up station for after the audit. Meet at the dumpster at the corner of McConnell and San Francisco Street, below the Skydome.