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URI sustainability club competes in EPA recycling challenge


By: Todd McLeish  Date: 12/23/2010
Tags: Waste Living Green


Image courtesy of: URI Communications

It was a long day of collecting bottles and cans, sorting through dumpsters, weighing recyclables and educating fans, but the members of the University of Rhode Island’s Student Action for Sustainability group have a great deal to be proud of for participating in the Game Day Challenge.

The event, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pitted 80 student teams from across the country in a recycling contest at a home football game. And while the URI team didn’t finish near the top of the standings, they learned what steps the university and its fans must take to increase their recycling rate and have a better outcome next year.

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When Stefanie Zamorski was looking for an opportunity to spend time aboard a research ship to meet the requirements of her master’s degree at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, she said she wanted “the full experience.”

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