Campus: San Marcos - April 16, 2007

Cal State San Marcos Takes First in Nationwide Recycling Contest

For the third straight year, California State University San Marcos won first place in the nationwide RecycleMania contest, establishing a record-setting 59.7 percent recycling rate that easily surpasses the 50.9 percent set by the university in 2006.

“We would like to thank the entire campus community for their contributions to this great victory–students, faculty, administration and staff,” said Carl Hanson, who spearheaded the drive at Cal State San Marcos. “Kudos go to Facility Services’ Blue Crew for carrying those heavy loads over the course of the contest.”

RecycleMania is a 10 week contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency that is designed to increase student and campus awareness of recycling and waste diversion programs. It began in 2001 as a friendly competition between several Ohio campuses and has since grown to include more than 200 colleges and universities. Cal State San Marcos first competed in 2005, and has won in each succeeding year.

CSUSM is one of 23 California State University campuses. The 304-acre campus is located in the foothills of northern San Diego County and has an enrollment of nearly 9,000 students

Contact: George Cagala, (760) 750-4012

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