Activity Ideas

Run a daily trivia contest in the school newspaper promoting waste prevention and recycling. Offer a raffle or an eco-friendly prize to the person who calls the recycling office first with the correct answer wins the daily contest.

Hold a recycling fair in the student union building. Activities can include a recycled newspaper toss, recycle-themed Jeopardy, an aluminum can trivia quiz, an environmental habits assessment form, and informational displays.

Participate in RecycleMania Glory. Ohio University (OU) worked with its telecommunications center to develop RecycleMania Glory, a bi-weekly television segment that features the schools, the competition, and close races—especially schools that are natural competitors or have moved up in the ranks. Develop public service announcements for television or radio featuring the school president, campus athletes or coaches, or other students.

Take advantage of campus and local media. Work with your campus communications department to prepare news releases about your participation. actively solicit stories from your campus newspaper or other outlets. See if the campus paper is willing to run a weekly column of ad space showing your campuses updated ranking against rival schools.

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