Dirty Jobs event at Kite Hill is another RecycleMania success.
by KATE RIPLEY
This article originally appeared in The Tiger on March 9, 2012
As part of RecycleMania, Clemson Recycling Services and CLEMSONLiVE hosted the university’s first ever “Clemson Dirty Jobs” event. Although Mike Rowe and his Discovery Channel television crew were not present to capture the action, 23 students helped make this waste audit possible, producing a total recycling rate of 85 percent.
Last week, Feb. 27-March 2, three teams made up of Clemson students from all walks of life met at the Kite Hill recycling center to do a dirty job: sort trash and save recyclable materials from the landfill. These three teams represented Students for Environmental Action (SEA), the Environmental Engineering graduate program, and the rowing and volleyball teams. Students geared up with haz-mat suits and gloves to tackle more than 1,800 pounds of waste.
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A few of us here at MantraMeds are Clemson University Alumni. Clemson has several student groups dedicated to sustainability. Check them out on Facebook to support their initiatives or to get similar groups started at your alma mater!
Clemson Recycles - Our mission is to promote recycling through coordination and sponsoring events to raise awareness about recycling at Clemson University and in the community. Like Clemson Recycles on facebook!
Solid Green – The mission of the Solid Green Club (SGC) is to function as an active extension of the Clemson University Solid Green Committee (SG) by bringing about a heightened awareness of environmental issues, promoting a “Green Clemson” community and coordinating and sponsoring educational and service activities that further the community’s commitment to a more sustainable environment. Like Solid Green on Facebook!
Students for Environmental Action -Mission is to promote sustainability through advocacy, education, and funding projects that address environmentalism. Like Students for Environmental Action on Facebook!
Clemson Recycles’ Facebook page has found an intriguing blog about living simply – Discardia! With its three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia—a new holiday—helps you carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy.
Their motto: Make room for awesomeness!
The top article promotes cleaning up after the holidays and includes some great tips. Check it out! Follow their blog, their tweets or read the book!
The MantraMeds team from South Carolina are Clemson University alumni, and we couldn’t be more proud of our alma matter for participating in RecycleMania this spring!
via Clemson Recycles: Get excited about Recyclemania! We have some great ideas brewing like a Recycled Art Contest, Movie Screening and Recycling Competitions. Learn about upcoming events here or at CU Recycling’s website : http://www.clemson.edu/facilities/recycling/index.html
Follow Clemson Recycles on Facebook!
We at MantraMeds ask you to encourage your alma matter to sign up for RecycleMania! Registration is open until January 20, 2012