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Participates in RecycleMania


Recyclemania 2014
Sustainable Development Institute Sustainability Coordinator Rebecca Edler, left, and Sustainable Development Institute Administrative Assistant Mani Boyd don’t let freezing weather get in the way of RecycleMania 2014.

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is promoting waste reduction on its two campuses by participating in the 2014 RecycleMania activity, a friendly, annual competition between colleges to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling. To track performance, the recyclable materials generated on participating campuses are collected, weighed and recorded over an eight-week period. Each college tracks information and sends the results to be posted on the RecyleMania web site.


At CMN, faculty and staff have become involved in RecycleMania this year by cleaning out offices, files, and storage areas. Students are observing the process through weekly updates that are posted on monitors located throughout the Keshena and Green Bay campuses. In order to promote student participation, the College’s Sustainable Development Institute held an on campus challenge to see who could get caught doing “something nice” related to recycling. The “something nice” dare resulted in greater participation by all groups and generated the largest amount of recorded recyclable material for the College in this year’s competition with 1,094 pounds of materials collected in the one-week period.


In order to reduce CMN’s greenhouse gas emissions, the College has committed to become a climate neutral campus. Recycling is just one way in which the College community is working to achieve this effort.