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Recyclemania 2014

Recyclemania 2014 is over!

The SBU campus recycled 24.32% of all refuse, coming close to our goal of 25%. This is a large improvement over last year when campus recycled only 18%.


Watch the feature segment SBU-TV News aired on Recyclemania!



Recyclemania starts Feb. 2 with help from the Bona Wolf

Jan 29, 2014 |

By Tate M. Slaven, ’14

Recyclemania is back for another year. The campus will kick off its Feed the Wolf! campaign on Sunday, Feb. 2. 

This year, the Bona Wolf will be lending his support for Recyclemania — just look for the Bonnies wolf logo designating recycling containers and informational posters across campus. 

The goal of this year’s campaign is to recycle 25 percent of the waste generated by the St. Bonaventure campus. The university is among more than 400 colleges and universities participating in the Recyclemania Tournament, and weekly updates of each institution will be posted online via

Spearheading this year’s efforts is the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, the Recyclemania Committee, Tread Lightly and the Student Government Association. 

During the week of Feb. 3, St. Bonaventure community members will be invited to sign leaf-shaped pledge cards showing their commitment to recycling. These pledge cards will then be placed on a tree located in Hickey Dining Hall.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Recyclemania Presentation at Men’s Basketball Game

The week of March 3, 2014
The Freshman Class and Tread Lightly will hold a paper drive; students will visit administrative and academic buildings across campus collecting recyclables from faculty and staff. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
“Green Fire” Film – Walsh Auditorium – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Dumpster Empty – Bonaventure Quad – a large tarp will be on the Quad with materials from one Dumpster on campus to show the amount of recyclable materials that was placed in the waste stream.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
2nd Annual Trashion Fashion Show – Quick Center
Workshops will be held throughout March to encourage and assist students with their fashions.

Recyclemania updates will be administered to the campus community indicating the amount of recyclable materials collected weekly. Students will also be at all home basketball games encouraging patrons to recycle. Watch the Notice Board for the date of this year’s Green Pride Day.  

Learn more about Recyclemania and recycling at SBU at

For additional details, contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at or at the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.

» Learn more about WHAT to recycle

» Learn more about WHERE to recycle 

» Watch the Notice Board, Facebook & Twitter for weekly updates about the amount of materials recycled. 

» Share how your department or club is actively involved in recycling and/or feedback on your needs: Contact Sr. Suzanne Kush at 375-2358 or
Recycling Collection during RecycleMania:

Check back for our weekly weigh-in!

Week 1 (Feb. 2-8): 20.99%
Week 2 (Feb. 9-15): 25.21% 
Week 3 (Feb. 16-22): 18.13% 
Week 4 (Feb. 23 - March 1): 25.24%
Week 5 (March 2-8): 27.40%
Week 6 (March 9-15): 26.87%
Week 7 (March 16-22): 23.85% 
Week 8 (March 23-29): 26.85%
Week 9 (March 30-31)
Recycling Facts (that can save you $$)
  • Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save up to 8 gallons of water a day.
  • Buying a cup of coffee each day in a disposable cup adds 22 pounds of waste to a landfill in a year.