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  1. 1. We’re Keeping Mr. Pin Man: Valencia Wins 2014 RecycleMania

    For the third year in a row, Valencia has won the RecyleMania “waste minimization” category, an eight-week campaign where college and university recycling programs’ “RecyleManiacs” promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. By going paperless, switching to electronic media and adding centralized waste collection bins, the College inched out against two competitors. Valencia’s cutback […]

  2. 2. Get in the Competition and Reduce Waste — RecycleMania 2014 Starts This Week

    It’s that time of year again — time for Valencia to compete with more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania, a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in North America and Canada. This is Valencia’s fifth year competing in RecycleMania, and in 2012 and 2013, we won first place nationally in the […]

  3. 3. Valencia Wins Again in RecycleMania Waste Minimization Competition

    For the second year in a row, Valencia has placed first in the waste minimization category of the RecycleMania competition. This year, the college was up against 523 colleges and universities across the United States and in Canada. RecycleMania is an eight-week tournament that harnesses the competitive spirit to increase campus recycling and waste reduction. […]

  4. 4. RecycleMania 2013: Another Opportunity for National Recognition

      This year’s RecycleMania competition, which is a national program supported by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program, will last until March 30, 2013. In 2012, Valencia took first place among 180 colleges and universities across the country in the RecycleMania waste minimization category. The trophy, Mr. Pin Man, was passed to us from […]

  5. 5. Valencia Takes First Place in RecycleMania Waste Minimization Category

    Yes, we won! On Friday, April 13 the final RecycleMania statistics revealed that Valencia took first place among 180 colleges and universities across the country in the waste minimization category. “This great accomplishment shows that our college is a vanguard college that encompasses all facets of life and leads by example,” said Jerry Cochran, our […]

  6. 6. Think Before Trashing – RecycleMania Finish Line in Sight

    The nation-wide RecycleMania competition is officially underway and if the preseason weeks are any indication of how well Valencia will do, then we are on our way to making a big impact. We recently completed our sixth week of the competition and our most current statistics show that Valencia is in second place among 605 […]

  7. 7. Plastic, Paper, and Aluminum, Oh My! RecycleMania Starts Next Month

    With the leadership of Jerry Cochran, our recycling coordinator, Valencia is getting ready to rumble in this year’s RecycleMania competition. RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in North America and Canada. Over an eight-week period, campuses will compete in various categories to collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, […]

  8. 8. West Campus to Pilot Reduction of Plastic Liners, Waste in January 2015

    In 2009, Valencia joined a network of 685 institutions and became an early signatory of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The resulting Climate Action Plan commits Valencia to become a climate neutral and zero waste institution by 2060. A core strategy used by institutions to successfully reduce waste and increase recycling […]

  9. 9. Make Recycling a Way of Life: America Recycles Day is November 15

    America Recycles Day is observed Saturday, November 15, 2014. There a number of reasons to recycle: It creates jobs. The movement to recycle has created more than 1 million jobs in the United States and in other countries. It saves the planet from having to try and decompose something it honestly shouldn’t. It saves the […]

  10. 10. Featured Colleague — Marty Campbell

    By Joy S. Jones As superintendent of plant operations, Marty Campbell manages a group of 30 team members who pay close attention to the College infrastructure — ensuring that it’s safe, comfortable, promotes ease of access and is aesthetically pleasing — by tending to the maintenance, grounds and custodial needs of the Osceola and Lake […]