Over a 10-week period in March and April Haverford competed in Recyclemania. This friendly contest and benchmarking tool for college and universities measures and ranks the recycling efforts of the schools that participate. Haverford achieved an impressive showing for a first-time entrant.
“I am very pleased and impressed with Haverford’s results for our first year in the competition,” says Meg Dickey-Griffith ’09 a Committee on Environmental Responsibility member and one of the coordinators of the event. ” As a small school focused on community and personal responsibility, it is fitting that we placed so high in the per-capita competition. Now that the student body knows what RecycleMania is and how well Haverford can do, I am optimistic for even greater participation and more recycling next year.”
Here are the results:
- Per Capita Classic Division, which pits colleges against each other to see who can collect the most acceptable recyclables per person:
Haverford ranked #17 nationally (out of 293 schools entered) and was #1 in the state (out of 30 schools entered).
-Gorilla Prize – Competition Division, in which schools compete to see which can collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables, regardless of campus population:
Haverford ranked #171 nationally and #15 in the state, with 61,307 pounds of recyclables collected.
-Food Service Organics, in which schools compete to see which can recycle the largest amount of food service organics per person:
Haverford ranked #28 nationally and #5 in the state.