Nov. 11-15: America Recycles Week. Contact Amelia Mayahi at email@example.com or
As part of America Recycles Week, volunteers are needed to participate in a campus-wide
litter cleanup initiative that will be held on Nov. 11-15 and Nov. 18-19 from 9 am.
– 11 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the Student Plaza at 9 a.m., each morning.
Volunteers will gather trash on the U of M campus, and will receive a free t-shirt
for their efforts. To sign up, please contact Patrick Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information is also available on the University of Memphis Sustainability Facebook
page. You can volunteer for as many days as you would like, and U of M students, faculty
and staff are encouraged to participate.
All of the trash collected on campus will be on display on the Student Plaza in advance
of the Campus Litter Exhibit and Million Pound Challenge Kickoff event, which will
be held on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The University of Memphis is taking a challenge
to collect one million pounds of recycling by June 30, 2014. The current total of
recycling gathered since July 1, 2013, is 214,240 pounds, which does not include totals
for October 2013. The first 200 faculty, staff and students who stop by the Campus
Litter Exhibit and take the Million Pound Challenge pledge will receive a commemorative
For more information on what can be recycled and where recycle bins are located on
campus, visit memphis.edu/bluegoesgreen/recycling.php.
Nov. 16: McKellar Lake/River Cleanup. Contact Colton Cockrum at email@example.com