Residential students are encouraged to compete for prizes against their on-campus classmates in the annual Recyclemania through March 29 in honor of Earth Day and to encourage green living habits.
For the seventh year, Bowie State is participating in Recyclemania, a national tournament of colleges and universities competing to reduce, reuse and recycle the most. This year, 461 schools across the United States and Canada are vying to be ranked among the top schools in the competition.
Every week, schools are ranked in up to 11 different categories based on factors, such as how much was recycled on a per capita basis and the total amount of trash and recycling combined.
In the BSU competition, recyclables are collected weekly, and the total number of pounds is tallied. The residence hall that collects the highest number of pounds wins the competition.
In previous years, the top residence halls have won pizza parties and even flat screen TVs for the lobby areas. This year’s prize has not been announced yet. The winner will be named during the Earth Day celebration in April.