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Waste Week 2014

As a kickoff to RecycleMania—a two-month recycling competition among U.S. universities—Loyola is celebrating  WasteWeek.The idea is to help everyone on campus think about the waste we generate and what we can do to reduce it. Our goal? To have a 50 percent recycling rate by 2015.


February 11: The Clean Bin Project  |  REGISTER
7 p.m. at the Damen Student Center Cinema

Watch this award-winning documentary about a couple competing to see who can throw out the least trash in a year. It’s followed by a discussion with Mike Nowak of “The Mike Nowak Show” on WCPT-820AM.

February 12: Biodiesel Lab Tour  |  REGISTER
3 p.m.
IES, Clean Energy Lab

Find out more about Loyola’s awardwinning biodiesel program and how you can get involved.

February 13: Trash Under Our Feet: A History of Trash at Loyola  | REGISTER
4 p.m. at the IES, Multipurpose Room

Professor Daniel Amick will discuss Loyola’s history—through its garbage. Followed by the Zero Waste Awards, honoring waste-reduction leaders on campus.

February 14: Food=Too Good to Waste: Compost Bucket Collection Training | REGISTER
4 p.m. at the IES, Room 116

Want to compost at Loyola? Attend this training to participate in the Compost Bucket Program.

February 15: Tour de Trash  |  REGISTER
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. starts at the Damen Student Center

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how waste is handled at Loyola and in Chicago. The tour includes a trip to the Rebuilding Exchange, an innovative warehouse on the city’s North Side that sells reclaimed building materials.

February 19: Zero Waste Game
7 p.m. at the Gentile Arena

Join us for a game against nationally ranked Wichita State where all materials will be recycled or composted. There will be special events and give-aways. Partnership with United Student Government Association and Loyola Athletics.


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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