Beginning last month and continuing till the end of March, Loras College, Simpson College, Wartburg College, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Mount Mercy University, Upper Iowa University and Grinnell College are all competing in Recycle Mania.
These schools are competing to see who can recycle the most per capita, who has the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and who has the least amount of combined trash and recycling at the end of eight weeks.
Through two weeks, campuses across the nation have reduced the equivalent of 18,522 metric tons of CO2.
Read more about Wartburg College’s efforts here. Last year, Wartburg started a $2 million project focused on environmental sustainability.