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OHIO to celebrate Zero Waste Week with series of campus events

M.C. Tilton
November 10, 2015

Ohio University will join thousands of local organizers to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, with a Zero Waste Week of events from November 14 – 20, 2015, to raise awareness about recycling and waste on campus.

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on Nov. 15 since 1997.

"The Zero Waste Initiative at Ohio University has made huge steps in improving the University's waste profile, especially in the past several months,” Kate Blyth, student zero waste coordinator, said. “Our work with Athletics, Event Services, and Culinary, as well as our partnerships with Campus Recycling and the Office of Sustainability, has allowed us to make great progress towards reaching our goals."

Find the #ZeroWasteWeek Crew at these events on campus during OHIO Zero Waste Week:

To become part of the #ZeroWasteCrew and volunteer to help with recycling at events on campus, contact zerowaste@ohio.edu.

Members of the OHIO-Athens campus community are also encouraged to take a survey about recycling and ways to improve waste efficiency on campus.

OHIO Zero Waste is part of the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI), funded by the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation. OHIO Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3), part of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, works with community partner Rural Action on AOZWI activities to grow and support waste-related businesses in the region, engage communities to become more active participants in waste reduction, and teach students about zero-waste principles and sustainability.

Visit ohio.edu/zerowaste, or follow @OHIOzerowaste to learn more about zero waste projects on campus and #ZeroWasteWeek.