RecycleMania Kick-off Monday to Include Presentation of PennMOVES’ $30,000 Donation to United Way

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 22, 2010

 

WHAT:

The kick-off for 10 weeks of RecycleMania, when the University of Pennsylvania joins 400 schools across the nation to see which school can cut the most waste and increase its rate of recycling.

Special events at Penn begin with a Recycle Bin Rally, where personal recycling bins will be given to the first 200 who attend, a presentation of the proceeds from June’s PennMOVES sale to the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the screening of the documentary film “No Impact Man.”

WHO:

Members of the Green Campus Partnership will staff the fair, screening and the many other events during RecycleMania.

At the screening, Penn Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Dan Garofalo will give an update on the University’s current recycling initiatives and goals.

WHEN and WHERE:

Monday, Jan. 25

Recycling fair: noon-2 p.m. at the Bistro in Houston Hall; the check presentation for $30,000, the proceeds of the PennMOVES sale, will take place at 12:15 p.m.

Film screening: 5-6:30 p.m., Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall, 210 S. 33rd St.

DETAILS:

The $30,000 was raised during PennMOVES, a sale of items left behind by students during spring move out that would have otherwise gone to a landfill. Craig Carnaroli, executive vice president, Marie Witt, vice president of business services, and Anne Papageorge, vice president of Facilities and Real Estate services will present the check to Jill M. Michal, president and CEO of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

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