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April 1, 2008, Volume 54, No. 27


Data from the seventh week (3/10–3/15) of RecycleMania is now in—Penn is on the move!

Note: Due to Spring Break weeks, participation and reporting variances may impact rankings. Week #7 was Penn’s Spring Break week.

Per Capita Classic: Schools compete to see which can collect the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person—Penn collected 10.10 lbs. per person and ranks 75th up from a starting rank of 97th.

Gorilla Prize: Honors the school that recycles the highest gross tonnage of materials regardless of campus population—Penn has maintains its ranking of 15 out of 166.

Waste Minimization: Schools compete to see which produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (including both recyclables and trash) per person—Penn is ranked 38th up from 46th.

Grand Champion: Recognizes the school that, based on their combined results, demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling—Penn has moved up to 52nd, again its highest ranking so far!

Support Our Events

Penn’s watching …The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard. It’s interactive and you can watch it too at www.storyofstuff.com.

Ongoing Events: Free Coffee Fridays! Bring your own reusable mug to Houston Market and Einstein Bros. Bagels!

We’re in the second half of RecycleMania, so … let’s keep building on our success! Penn’s RecycleMania website (www.upenn.edu/recyclemania) has lots of tips! If you have specific questions about how your school, center, College House or department recycles send them to recyclemania@pobox.upenn.edu.

When we stop to think about the environment, everyone wins so remember: Stop! Think! Recycle!

—RecycleMania Planning Committee




Almanac - April 1, 2008, Volume 54, No. 27