This is the third year that the university has entered the competition, which runs through April 1. As with the past two years, Fordham will participate in the “benchmark” division of the competition, which challenges dormitory residents to see who can simultaneously collect the most paper, cardboard glass, metal and plastic and generate as little solid waste as possible.
The competition does not include administrative or academic buildings, but this year the Rose Hill campus’ ten residence halls do have a partner in Hughes Hall, the new home of the Gabelli School of Business.
As part of the universities’ ongoing sustainability programs, Hughes Hall has been outfitted with seven new Waste Watcher Recycling Stations. The stations, which contain three bins for paper, plastic and garbage, are part of a pilot program that may be implemented in some of the 147 classrooms at the Rose Hill campus.
For more information about Recyclemania, visit http://recyclemaniacs.org.