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Campus Quiz: Plastic Pollution

In the past 30 years, the entire world has shifted to single-use plastics for eating, drinking, and packaging merchandise that go straight into the waste stream, on to landfills, and …

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Campus Race to Zero Race 2020 Case Studies

Each year the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) program calls for best practice case studies from campuses across the U.S. and Canada to showcase programs and strategies in …

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QUIZ: Ocean Plastic Pollution

Roland Geyer, an associate professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, led the first-ever global analysis of plastic production, finding that “between 2002 and 2015 we made the exact …

Colleges and Universities Stop 380 Million Plastic Bottles From Going to the Landfill

Close to 300 U.S. and Canadian campuses recycled, donated, and composted 48.6 million pounds of waste and cut out more than 380 million plastic bottles from the waste stream during …

The 15th Annual International Endangered Species Day is May 15 – How Are You Planning to Celebrate?

Endangered Species Day is a day to learn about and take action for the threatened and endangered species in your community, state, and around the world.  This year, you may …

6 Easy Ways to Watch Your Waste at Home

Shocking news was shared about the health of the world’s wildlife populations in a 2019 report released by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)1 — 1 …

Happy Earth Month: How College Students Can Celebrate At Home

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. How are you going to celebrate? Need ideas of how you can enjoy it safely at-home and online? …

College Students Use Art to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species

As we begin the fall semester, and students, faculty, and staff make their way back to campus, I wanted to share the winners and art submissions of the Saving Endangered …

The Future of Campus Life: Learn How Campuses are reducing plastics and other waste

In the recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released in May, shocking news was shared about the health of the world’s wildlife populations …

Rising Against Pollution: 5 Million College Students and Staff Join the 2019 RecycleMania Competition 

In recent years, the true threat posed by plastics and solid waste pollution has become better understood through the identification of vast areas of floating plastic trash and particles in …

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