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A new age has begun on Geneva College’s campus — an age of recycling.

Recycling has reached a whole new level in the Geneva College community. Making recycling more convenient, practical and fun, the college is encouraging faculty, staff and students to become better stewards of creation.

On January 5, the college held an electronics recycling drive to kick off the new program. Collections sites for used computers, cell phones, stereos and more were set up all over campus. Faculty and students donated old technology, and the college’s tech services department gave old electronics that had been sitting in storage. All the donated recyclables went to benefit Habitat for Humanity. 

The electronics drive was organized by biology professor Marjory Tobias. “I thought it was a great opportunity to practice responsible stewardship and help out Habitat for Humanity. I think we at Geneva College should work to be more environmentally conscious, not just on campus but at home, too. I’m trying to keep the Geneva community informed about opportunities like this.”

Geneva College is continuing its recycling push by participating in a 10-week Recyclemania competition with other colleges and universities. In the first two weeks of the competition, the college recycled more than 24,000 pounds of material. The competition is judged on total amount recycled and amount per person, and will run until Easter Sunday.  

To encourage faculty, staff and students to make recylcing a way of life, Geneva College has provided various recycling dumpsters around campus. Some are for mixed recyclables, while others are specific to certain products. “People are more likely to recycle if it is convenient,” says Tobias.

Recycling is an easy and inexpensive way to take care of our environment. For more information, click here.   

Interested in learning more about Recyclemania, and maybe even holding a competition in your community? Visit www.recyclemania.com.

- Bonnie Smith '12


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