Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Waste Week

Recyclemania and WasteWeek 2018

Recyclemania
February and March, 2018

During RecycleMania --a two month recycling competition among U.S. universities--Loyola will be 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 continue increasing our recycling rate each year. In 2015, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus exceeded a 50% recycling rate for the first time! We aim to build on this momentum and continue increasing our recycling rate each year.


Events

RE CYCLEMANIA @ Loyola

Recyclemania is a competition for colleges and universities to reduce waste.  Loyola competes with other schools across the nation to reduce waste and recycle. Put Loyola on top by properly disposing of your recyclables into the nearest recycling bin.  Pitch in and become a RecycleManiac!

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Zero Waste Game vs. Missouri State

February 3 @ 1 p.m. Gentile Arena
Join us for a game against Missouri State where all waste will be recycled or composted. There will be special events and give-aways during the game. Partnership with United Student Government Association and Loyola Athletics. 


IES Tour

February 15 @ 3 p.m. IES Atrium

Ever wanted a behind the scenes tour of the IES? Join Loyola’s Director of Sustainability for a tour.

Eco-Feminism Panel

February 15 @ 7 p.m. IC 4th Floor

A panel featuring professors and student groups will explore the intersectional field of environmental health and its ties to gender equality. Presented by Student Environmental Alliance.

Zero Waste Game vs. Southern Illinois

February 18 @ 1 p.m. Gentile Arena
Join us for a game against Southern Illinois where all waste will be recycled or composted. There will be special events and give-aways during the game. Partnership with United Student Government Association and Loyola Athletics. 


Water Tower recycle 101

February 19 @ 6 p.m. 3rd Floor lounge of Terry Student Center in Baumhart Hall

Wanted to learn more about waste and recycling at Water Tower Campus? Not sure what you throw is ‘going away’? Join us for ‘Recycling 101’ for WTC and local refreshments from Hand Cut Foods.

Living Off Campus and Living Sustainably - DIY Self Care Event

February 20 @ 4:30 p.m. IES 118

Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 and replace your store-bought body care products with do-it-yourself cheap, easy, and natural beauty products.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

February 21 @ 7 p.m. Damen Cinema, Damen Student Center.

Screened as part of the One Earth Film Festival, this film aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Discussion to follow.

http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/


Cycle and Recycle Center – Ribbon Cutting

February 23 @ 4:30 p.m. Main Parking Garage at Lake Shore Campus

We are celebrating the official opening of the Cycle and Recycle Center, a new collection site for hard-to-recycle items. Join us for the ribbon-cutting and hot cocoa!

Partnership with Department of Facilities and Campus Transportation.