A significant amount
of recyclables was collected by 88 student volunteers at Beaver
Stadium after Saturdays football game against Louisiana
Tech. The students were joined by David Hess, secretary of the
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and several recycling
mascots for the kickoff of a Rush to Recycling campaign.
Through the campaign, the University has been challenged to
increase the amount of recycled material collected at the games
and on campus.
This event marked
the kickoff for the DEP's statewide "Rush to Recycling"
campaign which challenges Pennsylvania colleges and universities
to increase their campus recycling tonnage. The Beaver Stadium
event was designed to encourage all Penn State football fans
to take part in this contest by placing their recyclables in
the proper containers located outside the stadium. Penn State
fans will try to recycle more than 7.2 tons and beat the record
set at a home game in 1996.
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