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Athletics joins UW-Madison in nationwide RecycleMania competition

ON WISCONSIN <b>Fans should look for the blue recycling bins at the Feb. 9 game</b>
Fans should look for the blue recycling bins at the Feb. 9 game

Feb. 7, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The UW–Madison community will participate in the nationwide RecycleMania competition against more than 300 other colleges and universities.

In conjunction with this event, the Wisconsin Athletic Department will be doing a Gameday Recycling Challenge at the men’s basketball game against Michigan on February 9.

The Athletic Department participated in the national Gameday Challenge during the 2012 Football Season and ranked 42nd in the country with at 28.4% Conversion Rate.

The eight-week tournament starts on Sunday, Feb. 3 and ends on Saturday, March 30. The challenge seeks to increase environmental awareness, and encourage students to recycle properly.

The UW–Madison Office of Sustainability and We Conserve are asking the campus community to be more aware of the waste we produce and take measures to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Recyclemania’s aim is that with a little friendly competition rallying school spirit, colleges and universities nationwide will realize their impact on the environment and the big difference reducing waste by recycling can make.

Fans attending Saturday’s game should look for the blue containers throughout the Kohl Center to help Wisconsin Athletics and UW-Madison in its goal to reduce waste.

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