For 10 weeks each spring, schools across North American and Canada participate in a friendly competition to help reduce waste, increase recycling, encourage improved behavior, and raise awareness of conservation issues across campus. Lesley University will now be competing for our third year.
This year our goal is to reach an average of 3.5 tons/week of recycling AND 7.5 tons/week of landfill/trash waste, demonstrating how we are recycling more and throwing out less!
Grand Champion Competition combines trash and core recyclable materials to determine a school's recycling rate as a percentage of its overall waste generation. Successful colleges and universities in this category demonstrate their achievement in both source reduction and recycling.
Waste Minimization Competition sees who produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (both recyclables and trash) per person. This competition is intended to reward those schools that generate the least amount of combined waste and recyclables, emphasizing reuse and source reduction over recycling.
Organic Waste-Targeted Material Competition that goes beyond the other competitions and schools compete in four targeted material categories including: paper, corrugated cardboard, bottles and cans, and food service organics.
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Green Campus Initiative
Lesley Urban Garden - Regional Agriculture
Recycling and Composting
Lesley University Sustainability