Sustainability: America Recycles Day
In conjunction with America Recycles Day, UCM conducts Mess on the Mall. Mess on the Mall is an annual public trash audit of the trash at UCM. Trashcans are collected from across campus in an effort to show where improvements in recycling can made and the impact the UCM community can have on the earth. The event is a great visual for students, faculty and staff because the trash is dumped out and sorted by student volunteers from various student organizations in front of the student union. Observers are able to see the amount of “trash” being thrown away that can be diverted from landfills. In conjunction with the event, volunteers and observers will be able to pledge to reduce their personal waste by recycling more. This year, participants pledged by tweeting at #ChooseRedGoGreen or by filling out pledge cards available onsite during the event.