(2/27) GAME CHANGER! Due to lack of volunteers that signed up for March 1st, UT Recycling’s Zero Waste Goal game will now be on March 8.
Service Projects | 30 points each
Students must sign up and work their full shift to earn points.
UT vs. Missouri Game Day Recycling | March 1st | Thompson Boling
Join UT Recycling as a volunteer in Game Day Recycling efforts at the UT vs. Missouri game.
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
During the game, volunteers will be positioned at Zero Waste stations throughout the concourses directing fans to properly dispose of their food and material waste. Each station will have a compost bin for food waste and a zero-sort recycling bin for all other materials.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
After the game, volunteers will sweep through the bleachers, separating recyclables from compostables.
Campus Events and Lectures | 10 points each
See event calendar compiled by UT Recycling. Attendees can also “Give a Shoutout” to the event on SSBW to earn additional points.
Reporting: In order to receive points for attending campus events, proof of attendance must be sent to Bea at firstname.lastname@example.org (this could include pictures, photocopy of handout/program, etc). While verifying photos are optional for Ongoing Point Opportunities, they are not optional for Campus Events.
Ongoing Point Opportunities
You must Report Your Points every time you complete one of the following:
Residence Hall Programs | 60 points + 3 points per attendee
Residence Hall programs will receive 60 points per program plus 3 points per attendee. Hall programs are meant to be interactive and responsive to promote the “5Rs” of waste reduction.
Bulletin Boards | 15 points each
Bulletin boards are each worth 15 points. Bulletin boards must be educational and detailed so have fun and get creative! Examples: “5Rs” of Waste Reduction, Waste Watchers, and ABCs of Simplifying Your Stuff.
Alternative Promotions | 10 points each
To reduce the single-use paper waste produced by RAs, we ask that you explore alternate ways to distribute information to your residents during RecycleMania. Alternative promotions can include utilizing social media outlets, reusing paper and other materials, writing on mirrors, etc. Alternative promotions are not meant to solely promote RecycleMania, but to provide educational information for residents. Examples: FB and Twitter posts/shares, instagram photos, Pinterest boards
‘Like’ on Facebook or Follow on Twitter | 5 points each
Residents can ‘Like’ UT Recycling on Facebook, and Follow @UTRecycling on Twitter for 5 points each. In order to receive these points, individuals will need to fill out the Report Your Points form, and in the description, they must write the name they go by on Facebook if it differs from their first and last name. Your team will not receive points for ‘Likes’ or Follows that aren’t reported. (Updated 2/13)
Reporting: Report Your Points
Mug Shots | 5 points each
In an effort to promote The Mug Project, UT Recycling wants to see students around campus in Mug Shots. Capture Mug Shots by photographing residents that you see using or carrying a reusable mug or bottle. We have provided each hall with 2 Mug Shot templates – using a dry-erase marker, fill out the name of the individual being photographed. Each Mug Shot will be worth 5 points but we are setting a limit of 250 points for this program.
Reporting: Report Your Points | Mug Shot photos must be sent to Bea at email@example.com or create an online album (FB, Flickr, etc) and send us the link! You will not receive 5 extra points per photo, but you won’t receive any points if you don’t send in a photo.
‘5R’ Pinterest Board | 60 – 80 points
Develop a Pinterest page for your hall, then create a 5R Pinterest board that includes DIYs and helpful tips on how to live simply. You will earn 60 points for creating your board, 10 points will be added to your Alternative Promotions score, and you can earn an additional 20 points for following UT Recycling’s Pinterest.
Reporting: Report Your Points
Ongoing UT Recycling Programs
The following are programs that UT Recycling will be tracking points for, so no need to report on your end.
Net Impact: Small Steps Big Wins | Weekly Winners
Small Steps, Big Wins makes it easy for residents to “take the first steps” in making positive social and environmental impact by offering a fun, competitive, university-focused national competition. Weekly winners will receive 100 points, 2nd place – 90 points, 3rd place – 80 points, etc.
Bags to Benches | Points awarded based on volume collected
UT’s EcoVols have placed bins in all residence halls to collect film plastic (plastic wrap, grocery bags, packaging for toilet paper and other bulk items, etc.) for a program called Bags to Benches. If the EcoVols reach their goal of 1,000 lb., the program sponsor will award UT with a park bench made from wood-alternative materials, including film plastic. Fill your bins as often as you can! UPDATE 2/27: Bags will be collected weekly, and tracked based on volume. If your bin is full, you will receive 100 points. If it is 3/4 full, you’re team will receive 75 points. 1/2 full = 50 points, 1/4 full = 25 points, and less than 1/4 full = 0 points.
‘5R’ Pledges | 5 points each
Residents can pledge to practice the 5Rs of waste reduction online (paperless pledging!). Each pledge is worth 5 points.