Why Participate

The Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) galvanizes the student body and is a great way for students to get involved with sustainability efforts.

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Reasons To Participate

Be part of a equitable, just and friendly competition with colleges across the U.S. and Canada.
Benchmark your school’s waste minimization and recycling efforts against other campuses.
Leverage school spirit to engage and motivate students and staff to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling.
Generate attention and support for expanding zero waste and recycling programs.
Earn credit for AASHE STARS (Campus Engagement) and the President's Climate Commitment
Take advantage of planning resources and activity ideas for an awareness campaign.
Reduce waste and lower your school’s environmental footprint.