Due to the vast number of activities scheduled during Earth Week (April 18- 22) the decision has been made to schedule our celebration the week of April 3 through April 9, 2011.
If you have suggestions for Earth Day activities please email those to Gogreen@ashland.edu. Confirmed events for this celebration are:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Green Fashion Show and Art Expo
Location: Upper Convo Time: TBA
The second annual Green Fashion Show and Art Expo is a showcase for the creative uses for repurposing items into some beautiful works of art and fashion.
America Recycles Day 2010
In recognition of America Recycles Day the Ashland University recycling department performed a series of waste audits in academic buildings across campus. As a result of our active participation in America Recycles Day the University received a package of "I Recycle" tee shirts from the College & University Recycling Coalition. These tee shirts will be awarded to the residents of winning residence hall of the residential recycling challenges which will conclude in December.
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In 2008, Ashland University Recycling was awarded a bin grant co-sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition and Coca-Cola Co. Only seventy-eight organizations were selected from over 1,300 applicants. Bins are currently being used for special event recycling.
Ashland University Honors Top Recycling Challenge Participants
Oct. 8, 2008
ASHLAND, Ohio- Ashland University honored the top recycling challenge participants from the 2007-2008 academic year during awards ceremonies this week. The award recipients received plaques for display in their buildings.
Recycling challenges occur on a bi-weekly basis and are friendly competitions between buildings on campus. Participants are notified at least one week in advance and the winner is announced the following week. The building that recycles the most pounds per person, wins. The recycling challenges are a way to increase campus recycling while improving Ashland University's ecological footprint and urging the campus community to become more "green."
Kates Family and Consumer Sciences Center was the top academic building, recycling the most recyclables in pounds per person in its challenge week in comparison with all other academic buildings during their challenge weeks. The Student Apartment complex was the top residential building, recycling the most recyclable pounds per person in its challenge week in comparison with all other residential buildings during their weeks.
During the week of Jan. 28, 2008, Kates FCS Center recycled 1,372 pounds of material, including 930 pounds of paper.
The Student Apartments recycled 142 pounds of materials during the week of March 31, 2008.
Recycling challenges will soon begin for the current academic year.
Ashland University is a private, comprehensive institution located in north central Ohio between Cleveland and Columbus. On-campus enrollment is nearly 2,150 undergraduate students while total enrollment, including graduate and off-campus centers, is more than 6,500.
Going Green Together
“We encourage everyone on campus to take personal responsibility for saving energy and valuing our precious resources. We only have one earth. Let’s take care of her.”