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SEVENTEEN TEAMS FROM VARIOUS CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR’S RECYCLETHON, WHICH RESULTED IN THE DIVERSION OF MORE THAN 41,000 POUNDS OF RECYCLABLE MATERIAL FROM THE LANDFILL.

RECYCLEMANIA The success of sustainability-related campus initiatives at Southern Miss can largely be attributed to the hard work of staff, faculty, and students alike. As well as the Farmers Market and the EcoEagle Bike Program, an initiative which offers students

OCCUPANCY SENSORS THAT SHUT OFF LIGHTS WHEN OFFICES AND CLASSROOMS ARE NOT IN USE ARE BEING INSTALLED WHEN POSSIBLE TO REDUCE ENERGY USAGE.

free bikes to help cut down on carbon emissions, the university has focused heavily on recycling. The Office of Sustainability has been running competitive on-campus recycling drives alongside the national Recyclemania competition. Ms. McMinn explains that due to the competitive nature

of American universities, and particularly the historic rivalries that exist between particular institutions, the competitiveness breeds an environment that motivates members of the campus community to learn more about how they can recycle effectively. “A big thing we do is Recy-

EARTH WEEK FESTIVITIES INCLUDED AN EARTH FAIR WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS AN ALTERNATIVE CAR SHOW, WHICH ALLOWED DEALERSHIPS TO SHOWCASE ELECTRIC, HYBRID AND NATURAL GAS VEHICLES.

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