Remembering 10 Years of Valencia’s Sustainability Department: Recyclemania

Monday, October 4, 2021

A Message from Carrie Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability 

As part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Office of Sustainability, we’re remembering some of the remarkable actions Valencia College has taken to improve sustainability in operations.

Valencia was the winner of Recyclemania Waste Minimization category from 2012 through 2014 — three years in a row. By reducing our overall waste generation, Valencia produced the least amount of both recyclables and trash on a per person basis when compared to more than 500 colleges and universities competing.

As a winner, Valencia received an award made out of recyclable materials — Mr. Pin Man — including the right to host the category’s special traveling trophy for three years.

Winning the competition consecutively during years of tremendous growth, demonstrates Valencia’s commitment to waste diversion. Since then, we have also moved to standardized side-by-side waste and recycling bins, ensuring that both landfill and recycling bins are close and convenient to high traffic areas.

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, don’t miss Valencia College’s Sustainability Conference: People + Planet + Prosperity on Tuesday, October 12 through Thursday, October 14, 2021. Click here for details.

1 Comment

  • April Montallana said:

    Kudos to Valencia Sustainability for 10 great years of important work!

    PMWed, 06 Oct 2021 12:10:22 +0000Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:10:22 +0000pm21,12:10 pm

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