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Sustainability Success

BW is tops among 244 colleges and universities in recycling bottles and cans.

By Jenna Burnett '15

Baldwin Wallace University took home first place in this year’s RecycleMania Bottles and Cans competition out of 244 schools. BW ranked 112 of 274 in the Grand Champion division, a huge jump up from last year’s 147 of 266.

BW also ranked 46 of 406 in the Per Capita Classic competition and 59 of 247 in the paper competition, contributing to the University’s overall success in the tournament.

Sustainability Commitment and Growth at BW

Participation in the annual RecycleMania competition is part of  BW’s ongoing efforts to advance sustainability on and off-campus, including programs to promote energy conservation, conversion to clean energy sources, waste reduction, recycling, and composting.

A leader in sustainability programming as well, BW launched the Ohio's first undergraduate major in sustainability in 2008 and now offers an MBA in sustainability, along with community consulting services through the Institute for Sustainable Business Practice (ISBP) and the Sustainability Clinic.

About RecycleMania

RecycleMania is a friendly competition that promotes waste reduction among colleges and universities across the US and Canada. The final results for the eight-week competition, which ran through March 29, were recently tallied announced.

Posted May 2013

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