Seattle University joined more than 200 campuses across the U.S. to participate in the 2021 Campus Race to Zero Waste competition, where they helped to reduce their waste footprint through waste minimization efforts, and donating composting, and recycling more than 25.8 million pounds of waste.
Formerly known as Recyclemania, "CAMPUS RACE TO ZERO WASTE" (January 31-March 27, 2021), organized by the National Wildlife Federation, is an 8-week long competition between colleges across the U.S. and Canada to reduce waste and engage campus communities in waste minimization efforts. Each week colleges will track the amount of their institutions’ recycling, composting, and trash,and then be ranked in different categories based on how well and how much they minimize waste and divert from the landfill! SU is benchmarking itself against Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, Stanford University, Edmonds College, University of South Dakota, University of Montana, and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Last year, SU took sixth place out of 145 schools across North America in the waste diversion category. We will post our weekly ranking on this page, so STAY TUNED for competition updates!
Small lifestyle changes not only reduce the waste you produce, but also encourage others to do the same! Here are some tangible ways to make a difference:
Visit the Official Campus Race to Zero Waste website at https://recyclemania.org/
SEATTLEU RANKED 1st IN OUR SCHOOL SIZE AND 9th PLACE NATIONWIDE FOR WASTE DIVERSION! See press release here.
Spread the word: use the following media kit materials and hang them around in your office, SU kitchen, dorms, bulletin boards... and send on to everyone you know: