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Trash Talk - Hooked on Mercury: Find out what is really on the line.
7-8 p.m. Towers Basement Social Room
Speaker: Dr. Roger Haro, Aquatic ecologist and professor of biology at UW-La Crosse
Dr. Haro will discuss the effects of mercury on fresh water animals. Open your eyes to what you are really fishing for in Wisconsin.
Residence Hall Recycling Competition
Feb. 3- March 7
Recycle Mania is a national competition among college and university recycling programs which has the goal of motivating students and staff to increase recycling. To promote recycling in the residence halls, UW-Eau Claire is hosting a competition between the halls from Feb. 3 to March 7. The residence hall which recycles the most (we will factor in the size of the hall) will win free laundry for all the residents for one week!
Each residence hall is responsible for encouraging recycling in their hall during the competition. The Housing Office of Sustainability will provide an "idea" packet to each hall council with suggestions for things the hall can do to increase recycling awareness and recycling practice during the competition.
The residence hall with the largest amount of recyclables (measured in dry gallons) per capita (so the larger hall do not have an advantage by size) will be the winner.
Results will be posted in each hall each week as soon as we have totals from Advanced Disposal. Final results will be announced to the hall council presidents one week after the competition has ended and once Advance Disposal provides us with the collection totals.
GRAND PRIZE: Residents from the winning hall will receive FREE laundry for one week. Details will be given to the winning hall as to the start and end dates for the free washes and detalil on how that will work with the card swipes.
What items will be counted during the competition:
- Non-corrugated cardboard
- Hard and softboard books (covers removed)
- Junk mail
- Office paper (all colors)
- Phone books
- Plastics #1-7 (look for a triangle with a number inside it on all plastic
- Aluminum cans
- Steel cans
- glass bottles and jars
- corrugated cardboard (MUST BE TAKEN TO THE BASEMENT TO THE CARDBOARD COLLECTION STATION)
Please empty all food and beverage containers. Rinse food out of all containers.